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STOP! DO NOT ORDER! Out of Stock! ------------------------------------- Finding your Slovak Ancestors, by Lisa A. Alzo; 405 pg; Comb bound; 5.5x8.5; ISBN: 978-1-8940184-9-4; Item HV04

A vast number of Slovaks settled in North America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, countless numbers of descendants of these early Slovak immigrants are searching for their Slovak roots.

This book lists both traditional and online resources necessary for researching Slovak ancestors, and shows how to document and preserve your findings for future generations.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Why Do You Want to Know?
  • Identity
  • Medical Reasons
  • DNA Testing
  • DNA Definitions
  • Curiosity about Customs & Traditions
  • Leaving a Legacy
  • The Journey Begins
  • Where to Begin?
  • Start with Yourself
  • Pedigree Chart/Ancestor Chart
  • Home & Family Sources
  • Gather Family Information
  • Family Group Sheet
  • Asking Questions
  • Recording Information
  • Ancestor Data Sheet
  • Contacting Your Relatives
  • Becoming a Good Interviewer
  • Before the Interview
  • During the Interview
  • Conducting the Interview
  • Questioning Techniques
  • After the Interview (follow-up/transcription)
  • Avoiding Duplication of Efforts
  • Is Your Family Tree Online?
  • Personal Ancestral File
  • Ancestry World Tree
  • RootsWeb
  • Published Family Histories
  • Slovak Societies & Surname Databases/Reference Projects
  • Utilizing the Family History Library
  • Family History Centers (FHC)
  • Traditional vs. Online Research
  • Online Research
  • Starting in North America
  • Start with the Census
  • Canadian Census Records
  • Locating Canadian Census Returns
  • Newfoundland Census Returns
  • How and Where to Consult Census Records
  • United States Census Records
  • Federal Census Records
  • What You Need to Know to Find the Correct Census Records
  • Sources for Obtaining Street Addresses
  • Traditional Census Searches
  • Soundex
  • Organization of Soundex Records
  • The Soundex Card
  • Soundex Information
  • U.S. Federal Census – Glitches and Problems
  • Still Missing Your Ancestors?
  • Public Records Sources: Vital Records
  • U.S. Vital Records
  • Death Records
  • Newspaper Databases
  • Birth Records
  • Marriage Records
  • How to Obtain Vital Records
  • Other Records: Divorce and Adoption
  • Canadian Vital Records
  • Church Records
  • Special Considerations Regarding Vital Records Research
  • U.S. Social Security Death Index
  • Who is Listed in the SSDI?
  • What Information Does the SSDI Contain?
  • What do the Numbers in a Social Security Number Mean?
  • What Other Information is Available from the Social Security Administration?
  • How can I get a Copy of the Original Records?
  • Why Can’t I Find the Person I’m Looking for?
  • LDS
  • RootsWeb.com
  • Family Tree Legends
  • U.S. Naturalization Records
  • General Guidelines for Obtaining Copies of Naturalization Records
  • Alien Registration United States
  • Canadian Naturalization Records
  • Alien Registration Canada
  • Land/Probate Records
  • Land Records United States
  • Land Records Canada
  • Land Petitions
  • Métis Land Claims
  • Probate (Court) Records
  • Canada
  • Online Public Records
  • Probate (Court) Records – United States
  • Canadian Military Records
  • Post-First World War Records
  • Military Records: United States
  • Access to Military Service and Pension Records
  • The Family History Library
  • Ancestry.com
  • Other Sources
  • Immigration Records (Passenger Lists/Ship’s Manifests)
  • Canadian Immigration Records
  • Border Entry Records
  • Emigration from Canada
  • United States Immigration Records
  • Searching the Ellis Island Database
  • How to Find Exotic-Sounding Names
  • Additional Stumbling Blocks
  • Morse’s Tools
  • Another Tools: Edward Rosenbaum
  • Other Methods for Finding Ancestors Arriving
  • Before Ellis Island or at Other Ports
  • To Find Your Ancestor’s Ship
  • Obtaining a Picture of Your Ancestor’s Ship
  • Internet Resources
  • Slovakia: Brief Historical Synopsis
  • Where is Slovakia?
  • Brief Historical Background
  • Overview of Slovakia’s History (all dates, A.D.)
  • Political Considerations
  • Language Issues
  • Slovaks and Religion
  • Slovaks and Family
  • Leaving Home: A Glimpse at Slavic Immigration
  • Are You Really “Slovak?” How to Know?
  • Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian? Other?
  • Czech
  • Czechoslovak
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • What is Rusyn?
  • How to Find the Ancestral Village
  • Research Steps
  • Locating the Ancestral Village
  • Maps
  • Other Useful Maps
  • Printed Gazetteer(s) and/or Atlas
  • Gazetteers of Hungary
  • Other Atlases/Gazetteers
  • Online Gazetteers/Atlases
  • Using Shtetlseeker
  • Place Name Hungarian-Contemporary Conversions
  • Accented Characters
  • Geography
  • Language Concerns: Slovak, Hungarian, Latin, etc.
  • Identifying Key Words and Phrases
  • Records Available for Slovakia
  • Local Parish Records
  • Civil Registration
  • LDS Microfilmed Records
  • Church Records
  • Index of Slovak State Archives Church Records
  • Searching the Online Family History Library Catalog
  • How to Read and Interpret Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Names
  • Jewish Records
  • Other Helpful Resources
  • Census Records (Czech)
  • Census Records (Slovak)
  • Other Records
  • Local Histories
  • Military Records
  • Nobility
  • Tax Lists (berni ruly)
  • Contacting Relatives
  • Making Contact
  • Scaling the Brick Wall: Dealing with False Leads and Pitfalls in Your Research
  • What if the Records are Not Available on LDS Microfilm?
  • Writing to the Ancestral Town or Village
  • Enclosures
  • Czech & Slovak State Archive Records
  • Research in Person
  • State Regional Archive Centers
  • Research by Mail
  • Helpful Tips for Mail Requests
  • Look at Unlikely Sources for Information
  • Networking: Finding Others
  • Internet Searching
  • Posting Queries in Printed Publications
  • When to Hire a Professional
  • Identifying “Cluster” Communities
  • A Glimpse at Slovaks Around the World
  • Slovaks Living Abroad
  • How to Located ‘Cluster’ Communities
  • A Good Place to Begin: The 1990 U.S. Census
  • Slovak Lineage by State in the U.S.
  • Slovaks in Canada
  • U.S. & Canadian Maps
  • Search Immigration Records and Census Records
  • Slovak Churches: Rich Repositories of Information
  • Web or Telephone Directory Searches
  • Contacting the Parish Priest
  • Visiting the Parish Cemetery
  • Attending Church Functions
  • Viewing Church Records
  • Analyzing, Interpreting and Organizing Your Data
  • Analyzing Data
  • Interpreting Data
  • Overview of Slovak Traditions
  • Religious & Social Customs
  • Weddings (Marriage)
  • Births (Baptisms/Christenings)
  • Death (Funeral/Burial)
  • Identifying Community Celebrations
  • Slovak Festivals & Other Events
  • Slovak Communities
  • Internet Research
  • Cyndi’s List
  • Google
  • Other Websites
  • Meta Search Engines, etc.
  • Traditional Research (Society Lists & Publications)
  • National Organizations
  • Other Groups
  • Slovak (Eastern European) Conferences & Local Meetings
  • Local Meetings
  • Other National Groups
  • Benefits of Attending Such Conferences
  • Other Slovak Websites
  • Colleges & Universities with Slavic Languages Departments
  • Language Classes
  • Historical Societies & Museums
  • Newsletters & Other Forms of Communication
  • Networking
  • Networking Protocols
  • Web and Directory Searches
  • Newspaper/Journal/Magazine and Other
  • Publication Advertisement
  • Message Boards
  • Classes
  • Village-Based Associations
  • Village-Based Associations: Should You Form One
  • Funding Issues
  • Identifying a Membership
  • Consolidating Research Projects
  • Fundraising and Other Projects
  • Sharing the Work
  • Expanding the Circle to the Ancestral Village
  • Making Contact with Relatives and Others in Slovakia
  • Planning a Gathering or Reunion
  • Sharing Information
  • Options for Publishing and Sharing Information
  • Traditional Print Materials (Newsletters, Booklets, etc.)
  • Electronic Publishing
  • E-mail Lists
  • Websites
  • Public Websites
  • Private Websites (myfamily.com)
  • Village Sites: Milpos
  • Revising & Updating Information
  • Recruiting “New Blood”
  • Keeping the Momentum Going
  • Miscellaneous Resources
  • Conclusion
  • Surfing for Slovak Ancestors
  • References/Further Reading
  • Appendix
  • "Finding Your Slovak Ancestors" Book Review