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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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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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Old church records shed light on my Slovak great-great-grandparents

Each of us, as a matter of simple biology, descends from sixteen great-great-grandparents. When I started this research project. I didn’t know who any of them were. Ten months later, I can name eleven of them. My Polish great-great-grandparents, Bazyli … Continue reading

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