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A visit to ancestral hometowns in Slovakia: Obišovce and Žehňa

In an earlier post, I wrote about my visit to a cluster of small villages in eastern Slovakia where my Slovak ancestors – the forebears of my maternal grandmother Anna Sabol – once lived. On a beautiful fall day I set out … Continue reading

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A visit to ancestral hometowns in Slovakia: Trebejov and Kysak

When I started researching my family history, I couldn’t tell you where any of my immigrant ancestors came from. Now, after a whole lot of sleuthing, I have many of my ancestral hometowns nailed down. I know exactly where my … Continue reading

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Preparing to visit ancestral hometowns in Slovakia

In a few days, I will be heading for eastern Slovakia. I have two goals for the trip: track down some elusive vital records at an archive in Košice (Slovakia’s second largest city); and pay a visit to the villages … Continue reading

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A snapshot of Kysak from the 1869 Magyar Census

In January 1870, a census taker named Kalmány arrived in the small rural village of Kysak in the region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire known as Upper Hungary (present day Slovakia). He was hired to collect information for the 1869 Magyar Census, … Continue reading

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Andrej Daniel, rolling stone

Life wasn’t always easy for Andrej Daniel, one of my four Slovak great-great-grandparents. Born in relative comfort, Andrej lost his father when he was a young boy. For the rest of his life, he moved from town to town, living … Continue reading

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My Sabol ancestors in the 1869 Magyar Census

I recently came across census records from January 1870 providing an amazing snapshot of life in the small Slovak village of Trebejov. My great-grandfather Andrej (Andrew) Sabol was born there in 1872. The records were part of the 1869 Magyar … Continue reading

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A snapshot of Trebejov from the 1869 Magyar Census

On January 15, 1870, a census taker named Kalmány came to the small village of Trebejov in the region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire known as Upper Hungary. He was hired to collect information for the 1869 Magyar Census, an ambitious effort to … Continue reading

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