ZAMAGURZE AREA RESEARCH PROJECT
© The Zamagurze Area Research Project -- all rights reserved
Bi-monthly Newsletter #3, March-April 1999
Greetings to all of you ZARP members! This is our third bi-monthly
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 new computer system is up and running -- have somehow missplaced
some correspondence. Not to worry -- its all here someplace! Thanks to all
of you for your patience. There are LOTS of new surnames and contributor
information to sift through and more coming in every day as people discover us.
Please also visit the new ZARP website at www.iols.com/users/bingham.
Our thanks to Pat Smith and Mike Churilla for the photos we put up, too! And
please let us know if there is anything we can do to make this new website
more useful to you. (The Delphi Forum's ZARP webpage will remain up at:
http://members.delphi.com/pkbingham but it is much more limited in size.)
Best to check with the new website at iols.com for all the latest.
-- Paul K. Bingham
ZARP Team Leader
AUGUST TRIP TO ZAMAGURZE AREA_______________
Enough ZARP members have signed up now for this August's special
Zamagurze area trip with veteran tour guide Helene B. Cincebeaux that the
trip is now officially "A GO"! And those of us going could not be more
excited! But she still has room for a few more. This will be a wonderful
opportunity to fully experience our ancestor's birthplace firsthand and
explore our ancestral villages. And if Helene has anything to do with it,
many will find living relatives to share family history with aided by her
translators in both Slovak and Polish.
If you can POSSIBLY go with us we would love to have you join us!
It is this August 12th through the 24th.
Helene can take a maximum of 35 on this trip. If you would like to go or
would like more info you can still contact her by e-mail at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be staying in the beautiful Tatra mountain town
of Zdiar. If you haven't seen photos of this dream village yet check them
out at: http://www.tatry.sk/zdiar.html
(A member asked how close NATO actions in Kosovo were to our ZARP study.
For those unfamiliar with Europe this is a fair question. While the southern
half of Italy is nearby (across the Adriatic sea), where we are going in
August is at least 450 miles north and several countries away. We will
actually be closer to Sweden than we will to Kosovo on our enjoyable
Zamagurze/Zdiar Homecoming Trip. I certainly hope none will let these
distant skirmishes dissuade them from a most wonderful adventure to our
WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT______________________
To see some great Zamagurze area places and read about them in English
be sure and visit these sites:
(We will be visiting ALL of these places in August!)
MORE ZARP REGION SURNAMES ________________
° Velka (& Mala) Frankova, Slovakia_________________
BAFSAN, BANKOFS, BARCZAK, BARESAK, BARLYAK,
BEDNARESIK, BIELSZKY, BIRUT, BIZUB, BLASCZAK, BLASESAK, BOLISAR, BORELY, BREYCZAK, BRYJESAK, BUDZAK, CZARNOGORSKY,
CZEMIA, CZONGA, CZOPJAK, DEMASKY, DEPSA, DOMIANKA,
DUFKA, DURACZINSKY, FABIAN, FIGLYAN, FIGLYAR, FISCHER,
FRANCZEK, FRANKOVSKY, FRANZ, GABRIES, GALLOVICO,
GALLOS, GANESARFSIK, GARCZAK, GEMZA, GIBLYAK,
GLEVANYAK, GNAFSEK, GRANYDA, GRIBLYAK, GRIMVALSKY,
GURISAK, HABEN, HELDAK, HOLALA, HORNICVAK, HORNISZAK,
HOVANIAK, HULALA, HULALYA, ILESAK, INSSEK, JASZICZAK,
JASSENYAK, JURSAK, JUZASK, JUZSNIFSKY, JZULITKA,
KACZMARAK, KAIM, KALAFUTH, KANYA, KANYUK, KAPALKA,
KAPRALFSIK, KASKOFSKO, KASMARAK, KAVERSKY, KILIMEK,
KILION, KNAP, KNAPIK, KOFZSUNYAK, KOLATAEZ, KOLEK,
KOLLAFSAS, KOLLASARS, KOVALESIK, KOVALESK, KOVAS,
KRAVONSKA, KREMPASKY, KRIFSANDA, KROLYAK, KROMKA,
KROSNIZAK, KUCHTA, KUFSNIRAK, KUFSNIVAK, KUISAK, KURIK,
KURNAVA, KURNYAVA, KUSNIYAK, LACH, LAINSZ, LAVADSKY,
LAZARAK, LEAVA, LEFSINISKY, LEFSNIORKY, LEJAVA,
LESNIRONKA, LESNISKI, LEVANYAK, LIENZ, LIETMAN, LYACH,
MAJKUT, MAKOVICZ, MARHEFKA, MASHEFKA,
MASSYAJOFSKY, MENDRALA, MICHALYAK,
MIKLYAK, MIRGA, MODLA, MOKOVICZ, MOLISARISZ,
MOLISORIS, MOLIZORISZ, MONDRAK, MRAVESAK,
MUDNAK, MUDRAK, NACZUGA, NALIPKA, NARESIS,
NEDORESFEK, NEDOROSIFEK, NIEDOROSZ, NOVAK, OLEJAN,
OLEZSAK, OPRONVEK, PAULIK, PEKES, PENZA, PETRAFS,
PETRULYAK, PISARCIK, PISTEK, PITONYAK, POLAFSIK,
POLACVEK, POLLASACZ, POLLATVEK, PURILLUFZNIS(?),
RADECZKY, RADERSKY, RATH, RAUBERSTRAUCH, REMIASZ,
RICHTER, ROKISAY, ROMANYAK, ROMANYUK, RUSNIAK,
RUSZNIAK, SACZIGA, SAULOTEK, SCHOLSZ, SCULISKA, SISKOVICS, SKVAREK, SLEBODA, SLOVISSAK, SPERNOGA,
STEFANYK, SULKA, SVACSAK, SZANDECKY,
SZANDESKY, SZILON, SZOBSFAK, SZOJA, SZOLYAVA,
SZSROYNY, SZULESKA, SZULITHA,
TALES, TALLARCSIK, TOMAFSAK, TRASSEK, TRIBESKY, TROPP,
TROPYAK, TRUDNYAK, TSOLENDEK, TUFSKA, TUZSAK, VANYO,
VASCURA, VASCSURA, VDOJAK, VENVA, VERON, VIDA, VIDUA,
VIESZ, VIROSZSEK, VISSKO, VOLESEK, VORVA, VOZESEK,
WENIVA, YURGOVSKY, ZADZIORA, ZIMNICKA, ZNACEK, ZNASFEK
*******Thanks to Tony Kromko for all of his hard work on our behalf in
extracting these names from the Velka Frankova Parish marriage and death
records (covering 1770's thru 1899) and sending them to us!! You Osturna
folks note just how many surnames are the same even though the neighboring
villages were of different faiths. Nevertheless many intermarriages took
place -- a fact worth considering elsewhere in our ZARP study.
Also note the variations in spelling over the years. Too, some old
script is very hard to read -- Tony did his best and I've printed them here
just as he sent them in. In some instances the first "s" in a double s was
written to look like an "f". This is certainly the case in "KRIFSANDA" which
we know to be KRISSANDA. It may be the case with others, too. Use your heads
and the soundex when comparing!
*******And I promise to print Fred Hyzny's extracted list of surnames next
issue! Just no room! Tony has had his in to us since November!
We have had several members who have recently visited their ZARP villages
and report how much we could help especially with repairs to village
churches left so long neglected under decades of Communist rule. One such
member is Marion Monkvic who visited little Velka Frankova who's surnames
appear above. The centuries-old church has an alter which is badly in
need of repair. If any of you would like to help out in whatever way you can
please feel free to contact Marion at: email@example.com
We may wish do do something further for other villages as well in the
future. Your suggestions on where and just how are welcome!
POSSIBLE MEMBERS "LOST"___________________
We have found a number of folks researching ZARP family names on various old
postings, but are unable to contact them because their e-mail addresses have
since changed. If you recognize any of these names and/or old e-mail
addresses, please let us know. Thanks!
Michael Culleny firstname.lastname@example.org
Misha Muzyk MAMM1@prodigy.net
Ray Dujack email@example.com
Tom Peters Tapeters@aol.com
P. Muhich PMuhich@aol.com
Debno Researcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Rheam email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Due to anti-spamming policies now in place at most ISPs this
newsletter has to be sent out in groups of no more than 15 or so. You will
now not see a huge list of e-mail addresses in the "To:" box at the top of
this e-mail. If you would like the current e-mail address of someone in ZARP
you will need to contact us at the address above.
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 email@example.com.
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