ZAMAGURZE AREA RESEARCH PROJECT
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Bi-monthly Newsletter #2, January-February 1999
Greetings to all of you ZARP members for the new year! This is our second
newsletter. This will be e-mailed to all project contributors who are online
and mailed via post to all who are not. At present about 1/3 of our members
are available only by letter.
The Holidays brought lots of activity to our webpage and many new
contributors have contacted us. This is so very exciting as new information
comes in. Personally I have gotten a new computer system and have had some
challenges moving everything associated with ZARP over to the new machine.
There are LOTS of new surnames and contributor information to sift through
and add -- please have patience while it finally gets done!
Other new information in the form of photos, books, etc. continues to
come to us in the mail! It is hoped that some of this can be shared with all
of you on our new webpage at www.iols.com/users/bingham. The Delphi Forum
has been a good introductory site to ZARP, but many are put off by Delphi's
registration process and often slow nature. It is also limited to a couple
of megabytes in size. The new webpage is up and will be added to over the
next month. Visit as often as you like! And please let us know if there is
anything we can do to make this new site or our ZARP more useful to you!
-- Paul K. Bingham
ZARP Team Leader
AUGUST TRIP TO ZAMAGURZE AREA_______________
Already a dozen or so (mostly ZARP members) have signed up for this August's
special Zamagurze area trip arranged by 30-year veteran tour guide Helene B.
Cincebeaux. If you are not familiar with Helene, she is the editor of
"Slovakia", a wonderful quarterly publication about Slovak culture and also
the publisher of "Slovak Pride": a culture reference and database of over
9000 surnames by village. She has also personally visited over 2000 villages
in Slovakia, Moravia and Poland over these many years. She is a wonderfully
bubbly personality who often is able to get in places where no one else
could. She takes great pride in having her contacts research family of tour
members in these ancestral villages beforehand so that when the bus finally
arrives the event is like a big reunion! Many have gone on her tours again
and again because everyone has such marvelous fun.
Helene has arranged a tour taylor-made for our ZARP group. Called the
Zdiar/Zamagurze Tour, it will be ten days (August 12th through the 24th)
within our study area staying in the lovely Tatra mountain village of Zdiar.
>From here it is mere minutes to all 60 of the villages in our ZARP study
area. She will have vans and translators available for day trips to both our
Polish and Slovakian ancestral villages. Besides many activities in Zdiar
highlighting the traditions, customs and food of the Zamagurze region we
will be visiting the UNESCO historic churches in Debno and Grywald, the
Niedzica castle, the Cerveny Klastor monastery and a raft ride on the
Dunajec River through the beautiful Pieniny Mountains National Park -- all
within our ZARP area! Also planned is a shopping trip to Zakopane, a visit
to the nearby historic Stara Lubovna castle and towns of Kezmarok and
Kosice, and much more.
Helene is being very flexible, and has even added extras to the tour at
the request of the ZARP members going. If you find you want to spend a day
pursuing genealogical leads or visiting new-found relatives instead of
tagging along with the rest of the group, such can be arranged. And, too, if
you want to stay on a few days past the 24th when the group leaves -- these,
too, are options open to you.
Helene can only take a maximum of 35 on this trip. If you would like to
go or would like more info you can contact her by e-mail at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of this tour is $2199 per person which covers
just about everything including round-trip airfare to Kosice, Slovakia to
and from Newark, NJ. She needs to know in March who's going and will need a
$300 deposit, I believe. (I haven't sent mine in yet either. Guess I'd
better get with it!) This is really shaping up to be a great and memorable
trip for all.
WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT______________________
To see photos of beautiful Zdiar -- the "base camp" for Helene's tour --
visit this site: http://www.tatry.sk/zdiar.html
To see photos and listings of inns and restaurants in many ZARP villages
use this URL:
http://www.zakopane.onet.pl/--------.htm where you plug in the following (in
CAPS) for your village: BIALKA, BUKOW, BRZEGI, CZARNAGO,
CZORSZTY, DEBNO, DURSZTYN, FALSZTYN, FRYDMAN,
GLICZD, GLICZG, GRON, GRONKOW, HARKLOWA, HUBA,
JURGOW, KACWIN, KLUSZKOW, KNUROW, KREMPA,
KROSCIE, LAPNI, LAPSZANK, LAPWY, LESNICA, LOPUSZNA,
MALECICH, MANIOWY, MIZERNA, NBIALA, NIEDZICA,
NIEDZIZA, RZEPISKA, SROMNI, SROMWY, SZLEMB, and TRYBSZ.
To see photos of the Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles and the huge new
lake which has flooded the old village of Maniowy forcing the inhabitants to
relocate up in the foothills to Nowy Maniowy visit:
To find articles in the area's "Togodnik" weekly newspaper visit:
(Many recent articles have focused on the ZARP area residents resentment of
the Polish government's plans to land the next Winter Olympics for Zakopane.
The dam and lake project was just the first in a series of road building,
hotel and massive resort expansion which will surely spoil the areas simple
rural beauty our ancestors knew. If they do land the Olympics building will
intensify like in Lillihammer and Salt Lake City. This is one of the factors
which led me to a decision to visit my ancestral villages sooner rather than later. -pb)
To see Tatra Museum Historic House photos from various ZARP villages
use: http://www.cyf-kr.edu.pl/zakopane/museum/ang/-------------.html and
then type in jurgow, korkosz or lopusz. The descriptions are even in
English! Plugging in "index" gives you local galleries. For addresses
and times use this URL: www.zakopane.pl/kultura/wystawy.html
MORE ZARP REGION SURNAMES ________________
"My relative is Slovakia is starting to send me some information that
may be useful for others in their search of family members. Below are some
surnames extracted from a recent telephone directory. Hope they are
useful." -- Mike Churilla
My cousin-in-law's note: "Hi Mike, I looked into phone book of Spis
area. I extracted the frequent names of villages which you are interested
in. Maybe it will be good for your research. I do not know if they are the
old family names or not."
° Spisska Stara Ves_______________
BABIAK,BABIAR, BABIK, BACHLEDA, BANKOS, BEDNARCIK, BIELAK,
BIZUB, BOGACIK, BOLCAR, BOMBARA, BUDZAK, CACIK, CEKOVSKY, CESELSKY,CUPKA, DEPTA, DERMA, DLHY, DLUGOLINSKY,
DRAXLER, DRIENOVSKY, DUBIEL, DUDA, DUNAJCAN, ELIAS, GALICA, GALOVIC, GECASEK, GONDEK, GOREL, GURECKA, HALCIN,
HARABIN, HOMYA, HORAK, HORNIK, HORVAT, HOVANAK, HRINAK,
HRIVKO, CHOVANEC, JABROCKY, JAKUBKOVIC, JURKOVIC, KACMARCIK, KACICA, KALAFUT, KILAR, KMEC, KOCINSKY, KOLENDA, KOMINAK, KOVALCIK, KRISAK, KREMPASKY, KROMKA, KURNAVA, LOPATA, LACH, LOJEK, MAJKUT, MAJLENDER, MARHEFKA, MARKOVIC, MATLAK, MILON, MISKOVIC, MLAKA, MRAZ, NIEMIEC, NOVOTNY, OVSARCIK, PAJUNK, PAPSON, PASINSKY, PETRAS, PERUNKO, PISARCIK, PISTA, PITLIVKA, PITONAK, PJONTEK, PLOSCICA, POLACEK, POMPA,
POTANECKY, RAJTAR, STANKO, SKANTAR, STEFANIAK, SVIENTY,
TISON, TOMALA, TUZAK, VALKOVSKY, VYROSTEK, ZAJONC, ZAVACKY
BEDNAR, BOLCAR, BOLCAROVIC, CELUSAK, CARNOGURSKY, DEVERA, FRONC, FURCON, GALICA, GALOVIC, GALUS, GANCARCIK, GECASEK, GONDEK,GOREL, GURECKA, GLONDZAK,
GORLICKY, GUROVIC, HUTNIK, KOMODY, KOLODZEJ, KOMINAK, KOSTKA, KOVALCIK, KOZAK, KRISCAK, KUCHTA, KURUC, LOPATA, LUSCAK, MACURA, MARTANCIK, MARTANAK, MASLONKA, MISKOIC, MRAZ, MYTNIK, OBROKTA, ONDRUS, OVSONKA,
PISARCIK, RUSIN, SEMANCIK, SOSKA, STEFANAK, TULUSAK, ZAJONC, ZIBURA, ZABINSKY, ZELONKA, ZEMBOVIC
° Cerveny Klastor_________________
ADAMJAK, DANKO, DZURNY, GALLY, HRUSKA, HUBCEJ, HUTNIK, KMEC, KOVALSKY, KRATKA, KREMPASKY, KUC, LAINCZ, LASKOVSKY, LUPTAK, NEDOROSCIK, ORAVEC, PENXA, REGEC, TUZELAK, VYROSTEK,
WEBER, ZALES, ZNANEC
ARENDARCIK, KOSTUR, LASKOVSKY, MARHEVKA, OVSONKA, PICHNARCIK, VELICKA, ZELINA, ZNANEC
BIROSIK, DANIELCAK, DUDA, GLEJDURA, GRICH, GRIVALSKY, MAJERCAK, MICHALAK, MUSALA, ORAVEC, REGEC, ROJEK, TREBUNA
° Lysa nad Dunajcom_______________
GILAK, JASNAK, KOZUB, MALIK, PJONTEK, STANEK
*******Thanks to Michael and his relative for sending this!!
We also have more surnames extracted from Parish records by Tony Kromko
and Fred Hyzny which we simply do not have room for this issue. I'll put
them in the next one! Thanks so much to all of you for your hard work
and willingness to share!
If you have any information to share regarding these villages, would like to
comment on the project or wish to contact other submitters or team members
in charge of specific villages please e-mail: email@example.com
If any of you missed getting the first issue of this newsletter, just ask
and we'll send you a copy! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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