ZAMAGURZE AREA RESEARCH PROJECT
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Monthly Newsletter # 5 -- July 1999
Hello ZARP members! Here is our fifth monthly newsletter. Yes, I said
monthly -- so much information is coming in from all of you (Thank you!)
that we can't fit it in a bi-monthly any more! As always, this issue is
being e-mailed free to all project contributors who are online and to the
rest via standard mail. For all of you who print this newsletter out for
reference we'll try to keep it to 3-4 type-written pages in length.
The newest ZARP website at www.iols.com/users/bingham is waiting for
your visit as is your Delphi Forum's ZARP webpage at:
http://members.delphi.com/pkbingham. We will keep both up until this Fall
when we may combine them into a large site somewhere else. We'll keep you
posted. For now its best to check both for all of the latest!
-- Paul K. Bingham
ZARP Team Leader
ZAMAGURZE TRIP VIDEO DEADLINE_______________
Eight ZARP members have already signed up to have a copy of the ZARP Trip
video, including the custom footage of their particular village, ancestral
church & graveyard for $99. And ALL have opted for the additional recorded
priest & family translated interviews and an attempt at those parish records
for the additional $30!
Those who subscribe to "Slovak Heritage Live" know that a similar offer
to video in your ancestral village is priced at well over $400. And one
Slovak on the web offers to shoot still photos in your village for $99
(doesn't include shipping or surcharge for Poland) and he keeps the
negatives (you have to pay him extra for any reprints). Since I am doing all
this for you at cost, you really won't find another opportunity like it.
I can STILL take a few more signups but need to complete my arrangements
for stay there based on my scheduled stops. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER YOU MUST CONTACT ME BY JULY 15TH!
And I will need your prepayment of the $99 or $129 along with your village,
family surname(s) and other info you want to send me BY JULY 31ST!
DON'T MISS OUT! Please contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT______________________
Podhale Cable Railway: www.zakopane.pl/pkl/ski_tour-z.html
Malopolkie Zipcodes: http://malopolska.tcig.tarnow.pl/kody/a.htm
Traveler's Currency Converter: www.oanda.com/converter/classic
Slovak-English Dictionary: http://premium.isternet.sk/slovnik/
Lots of Slovak Links: www.panorama.sk/en/
Find Nearest LDS FHC: www.lds.org/en/2_How_Do_I_Begin/4_where_is.html
MORE ZARP REGION SURNAMES________________
° Cervany Klastor: MRAZ, OBROKTA, REGEC
° Jezersko: SKRIBCAK, BOMBARA, PICHNARCIK, KRAK, GURECKA
° Matiasovce: BEDNAR, CELUSAK, BOLCAROVIC, DEVERA, BOLCAR,
° Matiasovce Potok: GALOVIC, GORLICKY, GUROVIC, KOMINAK.
KOSTKA, KOVALCIK, KURUC, LOPATA, MACUGA
° Relov: TOMALA, ZELINA, ZIBURA, ZABINSKY, KUCHTA, MARKEFKA,
BREJCAK, KOLODZEJ, SEMANCIK, ZEMBOVIC, CARNOGURSKY,
° Relov Potok: MATONOK, BABIAR
° Spisska Hanusovce: HUTNIK, PISARCIK, SKRIBCAK, BOMBARA,
PICHNARCIK, KRAK, GURECKA
° Sp. Hanusovce Potok: GANCARCIK, BACHLEDA, OVSONKA, GALLIK,
MARTANCIK, MAKOVSKY, BABIAK, HORNIK, MICHNA
° Spisska Stara Ves: DOPTA, DOMSKY, SOLTYS, TINUS, GURCAK,
MOLITORIS, IVANCAK, USTUPSKY, LAINDA, TREBUNA
° Velka Lesna: PISARCIK
° Zalesie: KUSMIREK, SOLUS, TUBUSAK, VARGA, GRIGLAK, GABOV,
KACICA, POMBA, REZNICKY, RUSIN, SOSKA, STEFANAK,
MISKOVIC, PALKER, ZALES, DANIELCAK, JABROCKY, KRADATUS,
° Area Gypsies: BARLAK, BARBAS, KLORUS, VESELOVSKY, KLIMEK
***** These surnames were written by the priest Bernard Panci. The name of
the Roman Catholic church in Matiasovce, Slovakia is the Church of St. Peter
& Paul. It was built about 1350. The address is 059 05 Matiasovce 61. The
phone number is 421964 2341. These names were extracted from the actual
church records by Michael Churila's cousin Miro. Our thanks for all of his
***** Michael also wrote: "I have complied a 1824 Spisska Stara Ves
Confirmation List. It has about 580 names of people confirmed, their ages,
the town of birth and their sponsor's name. I also just received a 200-page
book on the history of Spis from my relatives. It has photographs and old
maps. The name of the 1988 book is "Pod Erbom Severu" by Vlastimil
***** And Bill Serchak writes: "Wait until you see what I've got going now!
I've got the 1715 Hungarian Conscription record, the entire 1771 Urberi
Tabellak and the 1828 Hungarian Land Census films here now. I've begun
extracting all of the residents of all the villages in Polish Spisz. This
will expand our list of ZARP surnames by at least 100%, Paul. On top of
that, I took the list of Nowa Biala surnames and went through about 60 years
of Baptismal records listing every new surname and given name/event that I
found. This allowed me to verify almost every name on your original list
plus add about 25 new names for Nowa Biala. By cross checking the surnames
with the master list for all of Zamagurze, I found dozens of names new to
Nowa Biala but with branches in other villages in Polish Spisz and even in
Slovakian Spis. An amazing exercise!"
Last issue we published a list of surnames extracted by our own Bill Serchak
from the 1771 Hungarian Feudal Land Tenancy Census Records. One error was
made (my fault!) in the entry stating: ***On a separate last page appeared
these two individuals: Casimir Polyak Thomas Kovalycik Kovaly GURKA & Jonas
Franos Mathias JALENCSAK. This was supposed to be five individuals:
****** Sorry for the mix up!
POSSIBLE MEMBERS LOST___________________
Last issue we listed some ZARP family surname researchers from old postings
that we are unable to contact. With your help several have been located
(special thanks to Kaz Glista!). Thank you! If you recognize any of these
others and can help, please let us know!
Loretta Ekoniak email@example.com
Richard & Pat Sibley firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Culleny email@example.com
Misha Muzyk MAMM1@prodigy.net
Jeanne Rheam firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Preston email@example.com
Bis. Andrew Grutka last known from Valparaiso, IN
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