ZAMAGURZE AREA RESEARCH PROJECT
© The Zamagurze Area Research Project -- all rights reserved
Bi-monthly Newsletter #4, May-June 1999
Hello ZARP members! Here is our fourth bi-monthly newsletter. Its being
e-mailed free again to all project contributors who are online and to the
rest via post. If you print out this newsletter for reference later, that's
gratifying, thank you! We'll try to keep it between three and four
type-written pages in length.
Many have e-mailed to say that they have visited the new ZARP website at
www.iols.com/users/bingham. This is great! The site is also now listed with
many Websearch sites like AltaVista, bringing new traffic we would not
otherwise have. Please do visit it if you haven't already. We will be
updating it again soon. (The Delphi Forum's ZARP webpage at:
http://members.delphi.com/pkbingham will remain up with some updates as
well, 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
ZAMAGURZE AREA TRIP & VIDEO_______________
As mentioned in previous newsletters several ZARP members including
myself are going on the special Zamagurze Area Trip with veteran tour guide
Helene B. Cincebeaux this August 12th through the 24th.
Some have e-mailed me to say that they would LOVE to go but health,
finances or other obligations will not allow them to go. This got me to
thinking and I have made some arrangements to try and help these folks --
and anyone else who wants to take advantage of our trip.
Let me explain. I am scheduled to go on the Zamagurze trip August 12th
through the 24th with my camcorder and still cameras. I have made
arrangements now to stay on with a driver and translators (Slovak & Polish)
until September 9th. During the tour I will be shooting the beginning of a
Zamagurze video with all of the sights and sounds of the Tatry, the castles,
villages and rivers.
Then with the weeks following I will revisit many of these villages to
do more in depth study. I will form my itinerary of village visits from the
list of those who want to sign up. There I will photograph individual
ancestral houses, family where known, churches and headstones in graveyards
with an eye out for particular family names.
As an option I will also spend more time with my translators visiting
with the ancestral village priest, finding and interviewing local family of
those back home and perhaps getting to look at some old parish records where
permitted. If some unique connection to other family or village is
discovered I will persue these with camcorder and still cameras in hand.
To have a copy of the finished video, including the footage of your
particular village, ancestral church & graveyard I am asking $99 to help
cover some of my costs. For those who want the video and additional recorded
priest and family interviews with the translators and an attempt at those
parish records I'm asking $129, again to cover my extra costs. Anyone who
has paid the hundreds of dollars to some of those videographers who do go to
Slovakia and Poland will know this is an exceptional chance for you to have
some one-of-kind treasures very reasonably.
Some of the money from those who sign up will also be given to those
village churches as a donation to show good will from their American
ancestors and hopefully improve chances at seeing some records.
Exactly what gets photographed for those opting for the extra option and
what we find will be different probably in each case. I will also entertain
delivering letters or showing your family photographs to new-found family
while the camcorder is rolling -- or anything else you might suggest, so
long as we can make it work. I do not intend to try to visit any more than
three villages per day -- spending more time if I get multiple signups from
one village. No "drive-by" videoing.
If you have an interest in this video or the video and extra option
please contact me directly for more information at: email@example.com so I
can begin puting my schedule together.
(Note: Helene can STILL take late comers on her trip, too, but you will
need to contact her quickly by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost per person
should still be $2199 which provides most everything including airfair to
and from Newark, NJ.)
WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT______________________
We have had several new additions to our ZARP member list researching in
Polish villages where we previously had few or no representatives:
Czorsztyn, Harklowa, Huba, Kluszkowce, Maniowy and Szlembark. Here are some
unique sites, many include color photos, some are in English!
Karen Melis (Team Member in charge of Falsztyn, Frydman,Kacwin & Lapsze
Nizne) sent these sites in related to the following:
Dunajec River www.karpaty.edu.pl/teams/drugac/bieszcz/dunaj.htm
Spisz History www.karpaty.edu.pl/teams/drugac/pnaro/tatrz/spisz.htm
Area Galleries www.karnet.krakow2000.pl/a_galerie_tresc.html
Niedzica History www.zamki.pl/m/niedzica.htm
The Galleries site is in English. For those that don't read Polish the
pictures alone on rest is still worth the visit! Thanks Karen!
MORE ZARP REGION SURNAMES ________________
° Trybsz, Poland church records 1865 - 1900
BUDZ, GROMKA, HUDACZEK, HYZNY, JEZIERCZAK, KIERNOSIAK, MILON
° Jurgow, Poland church records 1865 - 1900
BUDZ, DZIADON, HYZNY, JANOSZ, KANIA, KAPKA, KARPALA,
KARPOLA, LYTEK, MODEJA, MROWCA, PALONIK, PITEK,
PITNOS, RUSNAK, VI(?)
° Families from modern-day Trybsz
GORNIK, KOWALCZYK, MILON, WACTAW
° Families from modern-day Rzepiska
DZIADON, HYZNY, PAVLIK, TRZOP, WOJENSKA
******* Many of these names were taken from actual church records. Our
thanks to Fred Hyzny's for all of this wonderful work on our behalf!
Surnames from 1771 Hungarian Feudal Land Tenancy Census Records
(1) Serfs from Jurgow:
BENDIKOV, BIGOSZ, BIGOSOV, BINEK, DULYANAK, GOMBOS,
GURGA, GURKA, HAJNACSEK, HARNAGEL, HOVANEC,
HOVANECZ, KOLERBA, MARCINCZAK, MENDROS, MIHALCSEK,
MISKOVICS, MISCOVICSOVA, ORGANISCSAK, PAVLYAK,
PLUCSINSKY, RUSZNAK, SELONGH, SKOVITA, SOLTISZ,
SOLTISZOV, TIBUR, VOJTAS, VOJTASZ, VOJTASUV
***On a separate last page appeared these two individuals:
Casimir Polyak Thomas Kovalycik Kovaly GURKA
Jonas Franos Mathias JALENCSAK
(2) Serfs from Trybsz:
BIZAK, CSAPCSUM, DOMIAN, DONIAN, DVORNICZKY, FIDURA,
GANCSAR, GRONKA, HUSS, KASZMARESIK, KOVALCSIK,
LAPSANSZKY, LOJAK, MALARCSIK, MARDULYAK, MODLA,
MOSS, POLYAK, RABJANSZKY, RONKA, SOLTISZ,
ULINARCZIK, VADOVSZKY, VARMUS, VELYO
(3) Serfs from Frydman
BABIK, BABONY, BEDNAR, BLAHUT, BOHENEK, BOLDIS,
BRINCZKA, DEVERA, ERICSON, FALTINSKY, FANTORSAK,
FINDURA, GIVCSAK, GOTLYCZKY, HARENCS, HARENCSAR,
HAXENCZA, HLAVACS, IADENECZ, IGLAR, JADAMEK,
JANTUSOV, JAROPESI, JURGOVSKY, KACZMAN, KALAFUT,
KAPUSTAK, KAVA, KNOPCSEK, KRAVECZ, KREMPASSAN,
KREMPATKA, KRONCK, KUBALJO, KUTARAJA, KUTARNYA,
KVASSEK, LAKACS, LAZYK, LUSTRAV, MAKOVSSKY,
MANTUGA, MASKUTA, MATZALYA, MICGATECZ, MLAZGA,
MORIDOK, OLEJAX, OREK, ORGANICSAK, PAJANCZKA,
PAVLIK, PODLIPNI, POLYACH, PRELICS, SPROS, STERILIGA,
SVECZ, SYROSSEK, SZAXUNY, SZOLAT, TOMEK, VAVREK,
(4) Serfs from Krempachy
?LATCH, ?EVCIR, BAPSIA, BIZEB, CHMELA, FRANCSEK, GRIBEK,
JILERY, KACZMARCSIK, LIOSAK, LORINCZ, MARHO, ORAVECZ,
PITKA, POLYAK, SCHELLIGA, SVECZ, TIBUS
Surnames extracted for us by William Serchak, Team Member overseeing Czarna
Gora, Trybsz & Nowa Biala, Poland. How interesting to see old spelling
variations and names we have not seen before. Thanks for doing all of this
As we wrote last time, Marion Monkvic said that the old Velka Frankova
church she visited last Summer has an alter badly in need of repairs. If any
of you would like to help please contact her at: email@example.com
POSSIBLE MEMBERS LOST___________________
Last issue we listed some ZARP family surname researchers from old postings
that we are unable to contact because their e-mail addresses have changed.
Some were located since. Thank you! If you recognize any of these other
names or e-mail addresses, please let us know. Thanks!
Colleen Stevenson firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerrold F. Tibor email@example.com
Loretta Ekoniak firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Sibly email@example.com
Michael Culleny firstname.lastname@example.org
Misha Muzyk MAMM1@prodigy.net
Ray Dujack email@example.com
Tom Peters Tapeters@aol.com
Debno Researcher firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Rheam email@example.com
(1) Those ZARP members who also take the CSGSA journal "Vcera a dnes" are in
for a real treat. Included is the history of Cerveny Klastor translated into
English. We have had some challenges getting the issue done, but it will be
worth the wait! (2) Due to ISP anti-spamming policies this newsletter is
sent out in groups15, eliminating the huge e-mail address list in the "To:"
box. If you would like the current e-mail address of someone in ZARP just
contact us. (3) If you have missed getting any issues of this newsletter, or
have comments or questions just ask! E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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