Saturday, December 6, 2014

First Impressions: DNAGedcom

Every once in a while I go back to my DNA at 23andMe and see what is new over there.  While searching around another site I use GedMatch I found a site called DNAGedcom.  Not sure exactly what it is, or how it might relate to GedMatch I decided to create an account and see what it was all about.

You can upload 23andMe or FamilyTreeDNA.  I have the 23andMe so I have so far tried 2x to get my data from 23andMe and upload it to this site.  I may just be inpatient, it does say you have to wait about 30 minutes for it to process your information.

If anyone has any insight into this website please let me know.  I have been trying to get more interested into DNA for genealogy.  Currently there are 4 people in my family who have our DNA over at 23andMe and also on GEDMatch.

If this site turns out to be worth it, I may try and get the other family members to upload their data also.  I am currently on try number three on uploads, each time my browser times out.  I guess I will wait and see what happens.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Connecting the dots (Kondrc Family)

As I have posted before I have been searching through the BMD for Slovakia in Bucany and Brestovany for quite some time now.  I have compiled a sort of index of all pertinent names in regards to my families.  The most notable that I am currently searching for is KONDRC, with a few others as they branch out while living in Slovakia.

After making the index, I am trying to break it out into more detail as I try and separate the family lines that are currently portrayed with the data set that I have.

I am not sure how this will all look posted up here but Ill give it a try.  There are 19 branches of the family.  I currently am part of line 17, and 12.  With a possibility of either being part of lines 5 or 7 based off info that Joanne Kondrc of 12 was born in 1820.  I have not been able to link any thing back any further, and will update this file as I get more data.

If anyone has any data that they are willing to provide to fill in more of the blanks that would be great.  There is still the part of my connection to Sister Cecilia Kondrc "Deliverance of Sister Cecila" that has yet to be figured out.  But most of the online data is not available around her birth (1911).  It might be available in Slovakia, so if I ever get there, or have a chance with a family member to go to the local records maybe then I can make that connection.  Without even realizing it, I guess this also fits the bill for Surname Saturday (just realized that it was indeed Saturday)


1.  Andrew Kondrc   / Susan
     a.  Catharine b. 14-Feb-1721
     b.  Elizabeth  b. 3 Nov 1724
     c.  Eva  b. 1 Nov 1728

2.  Adam Kondrc / Catharine
     a. Catharine Kondrc  b.  1769

3.  Laurent Kondrc / Maria
     a. Matthew Kondrc b. 1771

4.  Joanne Kondrc / Eva
     a.  Michael Kondrc b 1779
     b.  Anna Kondrc b 1781
     c.  George Kondrc b. 1783
     d.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1785  - Would have to believe he passed before 1798
     e.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1798  - And he would have passed by 1800
     f.  Joseph Kondrc b 1800

5.  Michael Kondrc / Maria Novak
     a.  Elizabeth Kondrc  b. 1803
     b.  Michael Kondrc  b. 1804
     c.  Maria Kondrc b. 1806
     d.  Catharine Kondrc b. 1811
     e.  Stephan Kondrc b 1813 d. 1851
     f.   Eva Kondrc b. 1817
     g.  Joanne Kondrc b 1820

6.  Martin Kondrc / Anna Vikovics  (married 1809)
     a.  Martin Kondrc b. 1809
     b.  Maria Kondrc  b. 1811
     c.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1820
     d.  Catharine Kondrc b. 1823

7.  Joseph Kondrc / Catharine Vikovics  (married 1817)
     a.  Anna Kondrc b.  1819
     b.  Joanne Kondrc b.  1820
     c.  Martin Kondrc  b.  1825
     d.  Paul Kondrc b.  1831
     e.  Michael Kondrc b. 1828
     f.  Catharine Kondrc b. 1836
     g.  Joseph Kondrc b.  1837   m. Catharine Sesaznovics

8.  Joseph Kondrc / Elizabeth Bonifs  (married 1819)
     a.  Helena Kondrc b. 1821
     b.  Anna Kondrc b. 1823
     c.  Maria Kondrc b. 1820
     d.  Catharine Kondrc b. 1824

9.  Martin Kondrc / Maria Freehon
     a. Paul Kondrc b. 1829
     b. Helena Kondrc b. 1831

10.  Stephan Kondrc / Anna Novak  (married 1832)
       a.  Stephan Kondrc b. 1833 d. 1842
       b.  Michael Kondrc b. 1836
       c.  Maria Kondrc b. 1840 d. 1841
       d.  Katalin Kondrc b. 1843
       e.  Anna Kondrc b.  1848 d. 1851

11.  Janos Kondrc / Katalin Kadlec
       a. Stephan Kondrc b. 1844 d 1845
       b. Joseph Kondrc b. 1846
       c.  Maria Kondrc b.  1849  m. Michael Borisz
       d.  Stephan Kondrc b.  1852    d.
       e.  Joanne Kondrc b. 1854
       f.  Catharine Kondrc b. 1857  d.
       g.  Joseph Kondrc  b.  1860   d.

12.  Joanne Kondrc (b. 1820 d1900)/ Maria Benadik
      a.  Michael Kondrc b.  1842   m.  Anna Vidovics
      b. Janos Kondrc   b. 1844
      c. Paul Kondrc b. 1850 d. 1851
      d. Margarette Kondrc b. 1852
      e.  Anna Kondrc b. 1855 d.1855
      f.  Stephan Kondrc b.1857 d.1857
      g.  Ursula Kondrc b. 1858   m.  Paul Vizkocovs
      h.  Stillborn Kondrc b.1860 d.1860
      i.  Anna Kondrc b. 1862 d.1882
      j.  Stephan Kondrc b.1865
      k.  Maria Kondrc b.   m.  Stephan Radocsvz

13.  Martin Kondrc/ Anna Kobovics (Anna Mattovics)
       a.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1849
       b.  Maria Kondrc b.  1850
       c.  Stephan Kondrc b.  1857
       e.  Theresia Kondrc b. 1862
       f.  Thomas Kondrc b. 1852
       g.  Anna Kondrc b.   1854    m.  Annolla Michaeliska
 
14.  Stephan Kondrc / Anna Kovasik
       a.  Stephan Kondrc b. 1846
       b.  Ursula Kondrc b. 1858

15.  Martin Kondrc / Anna Monesek
       a.  Helena Kondrc  b.  1859
       b.  Joannes Kondrc b. 1860
       c.  Helen Kondrc  b. 1863
       d.  Julianna Kondrc b. 1865
       e.  Nenedlus Kondrc b. 1866
       f.  Ursula Kondrc b. 1868
       g.  Anna Kondrc b.  1869
       h.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1871
       i.   Veronica Kondrc b. 1873 d. 1879

16.  Joseph Kondrc / Anna Scaznovics
       a.  Augustine Kondrc  b. 1868
       b.  Stephan Kondrc b. 1869
       c.  Anna Kondrc b. 1870
       d.  Maria Kondrc b. 1872
       e.  Theresia Kondrc b. 1874
       f.  Paulina Kondrc b. 1878 d.1878
       g.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1879 d.1879

17.  Michael Kondrc / Anna Vidovics
       a.  Maria Kondrc b.  1872
       b.  Mathias Kondrc b. 1875
       c.  Josephine Kondrc b. 1868
       e.  Magdalina Kondrc b. 1869
       f.   Joanne Kondrc b. 1870
       g.  Maria Kondrc b. 1872
       h.  Michael Kondrc b. 1873
       i.  Peter Kondrc 1875
       j.  Theresia Kondrc b. 1866
                              /Maria Koricina
       a.  Veronica Kondrc b. 1878 d.1879
       b.  Joanne Kondrc b. 1880
       c.  Stephan Kondrc b. 1881
       e.  Anna Kondrc b. 1883
       f.   Francuscus Kondrc b 1884.
       g.  Joseph Kondrc b. 1886
       h.  Ursula Kondrc b. 1892
       i.  Theresa Kondrc b. 1890
      j.   Ursula Kondrc b. 1889

18.  Joseph Kondrc / Magdelena Czmero
       a.  Emericus Kondrc b. 1883 d. 1884
       b.  Michael Kondrc b. 1885 d.1886
       c.  Ernest Kondrc b. 1887
       d.  Maria Kondrc b. 1889
       e.  Seraphine Kondrc b. 1891
       f.  Agnes Kondrc b. 1893 d.1925
       g.  Cecilia Kondrc b. 1894 d.1909

19.  Stephan Kondrc / Ursula Kadlecsik
       a.  Michael Kondrc b. 1880
       b.  Ludovic Kondrc b. 1884
       c.  Filamene Kondrc b. 18861
       d.  Magdelena Kondrc b. 1888
       e.  Dominik Kondrc b. 1890
       f.   Ferenz Kondrc b 1893
       g.  Janos Kondrc b. 1895 d.1898



     
    










Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FamilySearch updates for April 2014

As we roll into May, I just wanted to see what FamilySearch has updated/added since March.  The below are all updates or newly added collections to FamilySearch since March 31.  The total number updated/new is 116 collections.  Not bad for April.


Title Records Last Updated
Washington, County Records, 1803-2009 Browse Images  *30 Apr 2014
England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910 770,864  *30 Apr 2014
England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936 1,285,789  *30 Apr 2014
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 Browse Images  *29 Apr 2014
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1950 459,681  *29 Apr 2014
Ohio, Hamilton County Records, 1791-1994 Browse Images  *29 Apr 2014
New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962 Browse Images  *29 Apr 2014
Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1948 Browse Images  *29 Apr 2014
New York, Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942 Browse Images  *28 Apr 2014
Russia Tver Church Books, 1722-1918 163,712  *28 Apr 2014
Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911 2,571  *28 Apr 2014
Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582-1910 160,737  *25 Apr 2014
New Hampshire, Marriage Certificates, 1948-1959 Browse Images  *25 Apr 2014
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985 Browse Images  *25 Apr 2014
Spain, Province of Málaga, Municipal Records, 1760-1956 129,626  *25 Apr 2014
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1983 11,684  *25 Apr 2014
Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 2,784,135  *25 Apr 2014
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1942 Browse Images  *25 Apr 2014
Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1960 2,085  *25 Apr 2014
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Civil Registration, 1792-1938 Browse Images  *25 Apr 2014
Illinois, Northern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1991 Browse Images  *25 Apr 2014
Italy, Modena, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1942 249,802  *25 Apr 2014
Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1911 197,522  *24 Apr 2014
Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 8,758  *24 Apr 2014
Delaware Vital Records, 1680-1971 Browse Images  *24 Apr 2014
Maryland and Delaware, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872 Browse Images  *24 Apr 2014
Netherlands, Utrecht Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 Browse Images  *24 Apr 2014
Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 Browse Images  *24 Apr 2014
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 Browse Images  *24 Apr 2014
Portugal, Lamego, Diocesan Records, 1529-1963 Browse Images  *24 Apr 2014
Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872 834,422  *23 Apr 2014
North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Records, 1863-1872 Browse Images  *23 Apr 2014
Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981 74,414  *22 Apr 2014
New York, Naturalization Index, 1792-1906 Browse Images  *22 Apr 2014
Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1931 Browse Images  *22 Apr 2014
Rhode Island, District Court Naturalization Indexes, 1906-1991 Browse Images  *22 Apr 2014
Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943 Browse Images  *22 Apr 2014
Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870 Browse Images  *22 Apr 2014
Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 Browse Images  *21 Apr 2014
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 Browse Images  *21 Apr 2014
Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978 Browse Images  *21 Apr 2014
United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 1,401,585  *21 Apr 2014
France, Protestant Church Records, 1536-1863 69,241  *21 Apr 2014
England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1900 1,022,771  *21 Apr 2014
West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 76,053  *21 Apr 2014
England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900 724,809  *21 Apr 2014
United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse) Browse Images  *18 Apr 2014
Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955 Browse Images  *18 Apr 2014
Washington, Western District, Naturalization Records, 1853-1957 Browse Images  *18 Apr 2014
Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937 554,694  *18 Apr 2014
Spain, Province of La Coruña, Municipal Records, 1648-1941 552,202  *17 Apr 2014
England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910 913,314  *17 Apr 2014
South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941 Browse Images  *17 Apr 2014
Nebraska, State Census, 1885 169,869  *17 Apr 2014
Iowa, State Census, 1925 Browse Images 16-Apr-14
Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1867-2013 Browse Images 16-Apr-14
Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 40,818 16-Apr-14
Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 55,048 16-Apr-14
England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 454,798 16-Apr-14
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Spain, Province of Castellón, Municipal Records, 1732-1952 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Bahamas, Civil Registration, 1850-1959 231,492 15-Apr-14
Italy, Oristano, Oristano, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969 158,956 15-Apr-14
Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890 94,251 15-Apr-14
Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924-1939 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
BillionGraves Index 6,509,062 15-Apr-14
Montana, Chouteau County Records,1876-2011 7,127 15-Apr-14
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948 86,069 15-Apr-14
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 24,668,013 15-Apr-14
North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 207,964 15-Apr-14
Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1939 Browse Images 15-Apr-14
France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863 23,906 15-Apr-14
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973 7,255,820 15-Apr-14
United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 2,177,527 15-Apr-14
Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865, 1911-1943 12,240 15-Apr-14
Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945 Browse Images 14-Apr-14
Australia, Tasmania, Corresp of the Imm Office Migrants, 1920-1943 Browse Images 14-Apr-14
Washington, Soldier Home Records, 1891-1945 Browse Images 14-Apr-14
California, San Franc Pass/Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957 Browse Images 14-Apr-14
Pennsylvania, Obituary and Marriage Collection, 1977-2010 Browse Images 11-Apr-14
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2012 55,554 11-Apr-14
Iowa, Polk County Probate Records, 1914-1924 Browse Images 11-Apr-14
Iowa, Poweshiek County Land Records, 1855-1934 Browse Images 11-Apr-14
Iowa, Poweshiek County Probate Records, 1850-1930 Browse Images 11-Apr-14
Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1955 Browse Images 11-Apr-14
Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 2,879,598 11-Apr-14
Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911 Browse Images 10-Apr-14
Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990 Browse Images 10-Apr-14
New Mexico, Naturalization Records, 1882-1983 Browse Images 10-Apr-14
United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861-1925 Browse Images 10-Apr-14
California, Oakland, Alameda County, Obituary Card Files, 1985-2011 Browse Images 10-Apr-14
Montana, Pondera County Records, 1910-2012 Browse Images 9-Apr-14
Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012 Browse Images 9-Apr-14
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2013 Browse Images 9-Apr-14
Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900 Browse Images 8-Apr-14
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Miscellaneous Records, 1707-1962 Browse Images 8-Apr-14
Utah, Juab County Records, 1847-1948 Browse Images 8-Apr-14
Montana, Meagher County Records, 1866-2012 Browse Images 8-Apr-14
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officers, 1826-1960 Browse Images 7-Apr-14
Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899 Browse Images 4-Apr-14
Rhode Island, State Census, 1935 693,472 4-Apr-14
Peru, Junín, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 83,312 4-Apr-14
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1943 Browse Images 3-Apr-14
Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 91,366 3-Apr-14
Maryland, Register of Wills Records, 1629-1999 Browse Images 3-Apr-14
Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 548,735 3-Apr-14
Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Civil Registration, 1794-2012 Browse Images 3-Apr-14
Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Browse Images 3-Apr-14
Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 6,762 3-Apr-14





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Thursday, April 24, 2014

National DNA Day

April 25th is National DNA day, and I am betting that a few companies will be having deals on DNA kits.  As of right now Ancestry.com has a deal for their kit for 79$ (20%) saving according to their website.

I still have only used 23andMe and never really got an real genealogy info that I could use.  Each year around this time I like to see what companies are offering deals and decide if I should try it again, to see if maybe another company would provide me with better results.

If any other sites offer deals for DNA please post a response so I can check them out.  Ancestry.com's offer is good till 27 April 2014.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ancestry.com: PA Death Records 1906-1924 Brick Walls Smashed.

I am not entirely sure where I read about the PA Death Records from 1906-1924 being available on Ancestry.com, but it only happened a few days ago.  The first time I saw the info about the records I really did not pay it to much attention.

After thinking about it I have a ton of family members in PA from both sides of my family, and there maybe a possibility of finding a new connection based off the Death Records.  Due to my main computer dying a few weeks ago I have not fully setup my new system with my family tree software, so I was using Ancestry.com tree which was updated right before my computer died.

I found all my Decker's, Toomey's. Gerrity's, Jackson's, and Price's that had passed between 1906 and 1924, and started my search.  I figured the most I would find was just info to back up my current documents.  But after doing a search for Jane Price Decker, who I do not have any parents listed, I hit a possible match.

It was a Thos Price which I am guessing is Thomas, and a Mary Rouge both from Wales.  This was the correct person, as my Jane Price Decker died from a Lightning strike, and that was the cause of death on the death certificate.  So after about 10 years I was able to take it one step back again.

Now I know that I could have probably ordered the death certificate locally, or gone somewhere when I traveled to visit my family, but the ease of being able to download it at home was nice.  

The next brick wall was for a Anna (Anastasia) Toomey.  She would be one of my paternal great great grandmothers, and well that is all I knew about her up until yesterday.  She was another one that I have been searching for years and years to find some sort of connection.  So yesterday I was able to verify a match I found in the death certificates and now I at least know her dad's name Peter Cullen and that he came from Ireland.

Now I just wish that the available records were for a longer period of time, guess I could wait or I could find out how to order them online and have them mailed here.




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Slovak Films: Another Discovery

After my initial find of my Anna Benyak birth in Slovakia, and some of her other family members.  I decided to pick a new name from the tree and see what I could dig up.  The name that a choose was Pavol/Paulus Vidovic which is connected to my Kondrc line of Slovakia.

At the start of it I knew he was born in Brestovany, or at least had a strong feeling.  Besides that I knew that he was born before 1844 (first recorded child), and died after 1859 (last known recorded child).  Really not to much to go on.

First thing I did was a generic search in FamilySearch.org for Paulus Vidovic, Slovak Collection.  This brought up about 500 names, to narrow it down, I choose birth between 1810-1825.  I figured that this would give the best chances of finding mine.

There was a bunch listed, but I sifted through it all looking only for Brestovany births, which lead to four possible connection.  At this point I am still hoping that he was born in Brestovany, and not another small town near it.

Here is my "possibles" with information I gathered at the time.

DOBMother FatherDeath
5/31/1815Anna BalassMichael
4/1/1817Helena JankovitsStephanus V
7/5/1813Anna MiklossovitsMartinus10Sep1831
1/4/1818Doroth DobissJoanesDied 1849

Finding the date of death for my possibles was a little bigger issue.  It looks like they have not been indexed so I had to once again sift through about 500 images from 1852-1907.  During this process I created an spreadsheet and jotted down any surnames that were mine, or close in spelling to mine for deaths.

The spreadsheet includes Name, Date of Birth, Date of Death, Page Number, Collection, and comments section.  This way I can go back and double check on someone who might be more then just a possibility in being connected to me.   In the last two days I have collected about 250 folks which will be categorized later.

Back to Paulus, by 1872 I had narrowed it down to two possibilities.  And I was starting to get worried because they were getting up in age and was just hoping that they were in the images.  I first found his wife in 1891 which provided me with her birth date also of 1923 putting her at 68 years old. 

Almost at the last pages of the index for 1900 I found Paulus Vidovics listed with his birth date of 1 April 1817.  So not only was I able to get his birth date, date of death, location of death, and cause of death.  But I was able to figure out which one of the four was his parents.  Stephanus V Vidovics and Helena Jankovits. 

I guess its time to pick a new name and see where that takes me.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Operation War Diary

A new site I found today that relates to us in the genealogy world is Operation War Diary.  The objective of the site is to transcribe about 1.5 million pages of the British Army during World War I.  These are the personal war stories told from the front lines with a soldiers point of view.  

Zooniverse in partnership with the UK National Archives, and the Imperial War Museum have put up a community site for making a searchable index of the diaries.

You will need an account on Zooniverse, and do a brief tutorial before starting the transcription.  After a quick look if you have done FamilySearch Indexing or Ancestry.com indexing it should not be that hard to pick it right up.  

Currently I do not have any known family members that were in the British Army at any time, but just the stories and history that will be uncovered is more then rewarding, and I will be signing up for an account and seeing how much I can do to help this effort.

If you want to check it out, go here, and I first read about this from Popular Science

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Research Help Request: Slovakia (Liszicky/Benyak)

Continuing on my research of my Slovak relatives I am now searching for the Parents of Maria Lisciski (Liszicky).  I know that she had her earliest child with Paulus Benyak in 1872 (well earliest documented).  I have found all the documented children but cannot find a marriage record as of yet for them.

From the know information they were from Cerová: Lieskové, Senica, Slovakia (that is where the birth records say all the children were born).  Along with the SS-5 from my great grandmother also stating Lieskove as her town of birth.

I did a search for Maria Lisciski/Liszicky Slovkia born between 1830-1850.  I wanted to try and narrow it down a little bit and based off the oldest child being born in 1872 I figured that 22 years would be enough, truth I should probably set it for 1855ish.

Nothing shows up for Cerová: Lieskové, Senica, Slovakia in relation to a Maria being born, but there are about 3 showing Senica, Slovakia as a place of birth.  From here though I am lost as who they could be, as I need to find more information on who might the parents be.   I don't even know if Maria has any brothers or sisters.

If I could find the marriage record for Maria Liszisky and Paulus Benyak then maybe I could go forward.  Does anyone know of the best way to find the marriage records if I cannot find them on FamilySearch?  Some Agency that I could contact in Slovakia?

If someone knows a little bit about Slovkia, maybe the can gleam something from the records that might be able to help me narrow down my search, or move it somewhere else.

Maria Liszicky 1

Maria Liszicky 2

Maria Liszicky 3

Maria Liszicky 4