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Re: [TexasCzechs] Pat Lyon

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  • Nangotoo
    AND Moravians. Don t forget us! They listed their homeland as Austro-Hungaria or themselves living in the Austro-Hungarian Empire because that is who ruled
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 2, 2008
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      AND Moravians.  Don't forget us!   They listed their homeland as Austro-Hungaria or themselves living in the Austro-Hungarian Empire because that is who ruled the area at the time. 

      There was no Czechoslovakia or Czech homeland prior to 1918. People who were Bohemians or Czechs listed their homeland as Austria. There are a lot of Czechs who have German names.
       
      Allen L.




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    • Nangotoo
      That is correct info. A person would identify themselves as Bohemian, Moravian, Slovakian, etc., before WWI, but not Czech. At least not until there was a
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 2, 2008
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        That is correct info. A person would identify themselves as Bohemian, Moravian, Slovakian, etc., before WWI, but not Czech.  At least not until there was a Czechoslovakia. 
         
        Nan

        My information is based on history. Prior to the end of WW1 there was no Czechoslovakia. As a result of defeating the Germans the Czech's & Slovak's got their country Czechoslovakia. The Czech's were a part of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. In the early 90's Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic & the Slovak Republic. Look on your grand fathers immigration papers. There will be no mention of Czechoslovakia.
         
        Allen Livanec



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