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In a short time, my membership in CGSI has paid off big time. I intend to be a long time member because of all the help I have received. I recommended CGSI to a friend, and she obtained some badly needed information also that was very interesting because of a response to her posting. Good for her! Thanks everyone! The oldest images I have for an ancestor are images of Francis TINTERA Sr and his wife Anna (nee DUPAC, used DUPATSCH maiden name in America). If you think you are connected with these persons I would be happy to send you a copy of their restored images via an e-mail attachment. Another genealogist had been good enough to share these with me and I would do the same. Or you can view the images of this couple on your own on ancestry.com with my ancestry ID of Ron_Blaha and tree name Blaha. Czech surnames in my tree are BAMBAS, BLAHA, DUPAC (later DUPATSCH), HRDLICKA, JENICEK, KOSTINEC, KREN, KRS, MASTOVSKA, PALECEK, RYSKA (later RISKA), SILHAVY, SVEJDA, TINTERA, TOGNER, TRINGL (alternate TREBAL?), TURNER, ZLAMSIDLO (later SLAMSCHIDLO) and ZVERIN. Francis TINTERA Jr married an Anna TRINGL in St Louis MO on 24 Oct 1865. I have a copy of their marriage record (St John Nepomuk Catholic Church) but unfortunately an ancestral town name is not mentioned for Francis Jr. No ship arrival record found so far and naturalization record did not help. I suspect Francis Tintera Sr and his wife and four oldest children came to America as a group between 15 Aug 1852 and 2 Mar 1854. They were very early members of St John Nepomuk Catholic Church in St Louis MO when it opened in 1854. Joseph TRINGL, the father for Anna TRINGL, came to America in 1855 with his family (wife and three oldest children) I believe. The 1900 census for his oldest son Martin shows that date. Have not found that ship arrival record yet. Naturalization records for sons Martin and Joseph do not mention an ancestral town. Both Francis TINTERA Sr and his son FRancis TINTERA JR were tailors in St Louis MO for many years. Breaking news (8/7/2020); Francis Tintera Jr birth record and his parents marriage record have been found in Drahenice central Bohemia.

Contact: Ron Blaha 208 W. Harvard Dr. , Garland , TX 75041

Posted: 08/06/2020


joseph born Feb. 8,1868 in Slatina, bohemia. looking for exact village or town with parents

Contact: Kathleen A Mix 716 Key West Ave , St.Louis , Missouri 63119

Posted: 07/30/2020

JANAK, Robert

I am in need of bio info on an author Robert Janak, can anyone email a bio or info to samorsak@yahoo.com. Need for ref. in a proposed bk. He has written 20 or so bks, perhaps a bio is in one. Thanks.

Contact: Sam Orsak P.O. Box 428 , Mabank , TX 75147

Posted: 07/22/2020


Contact: Laurie Gray 308 13th St SE , Puyallup , WA 98372

Posted: 01/04/2020


Peter, born ca 1784 in Novohradsky, Czech Republic Married Maria Anna Sackle ca 1808

Contact: Lorraine Miller 5195 Rich View Dr E , Port Orchard , Washington 98366

Posted: 11/17/2019

liuczil/ Studeny

I am searching for a location listed on ship manifest as: liuczil My great great grandfather Joseph Studena lists his birthplace as liuczil in Austria. He also describes his ethnicity as Ruthenian. Can't find the above birthplace and wondering who might know anything? Thanks! Janis Norton

Contact: Janis Studeny 718 Ott Street , Harrisonburg , VA 22801-3223

Posted: 11/03/2019

Brilla, Mihalka, Matta, Trachta, Halapiova, Runyack

Inquiry posted earlier (2009 Brilla-Tharta surnames) was incorrect. These are the surnames I am researching. Origin likely Kosice area of Slovakia. Years of immigration 1895-1920; settled in western Pennsylvania.

Contact: Agnes Smith Pavelko 2669 N Greenwood Avenue , Arlington Heights , Illinois 60004

Posted: 09/11/2019


Seeking information about children and other relatives of John and Katherina (both born about 1844) Dvorak, who arrived NYC in 1869 from southern Bohemia with children Johann and Theresia. In America they had Mary, Jenne, Frank and Adolph J. They lived about 10 years in LaCrosse, WI area, then several years in Wilbur, NE area, then moved to Madison County, NE where they lived on a farm, died and were buried. Johann may have moved to and died in Oklahoma.

Contact: John Dvorak 4545 Wornall Rd., Apartment 502 , Kansas City , MO 64111

Posted: 07/27/2019


Looking for information on Janos Velebir (1858-1916) and wife Anna Ihnat (1864-1930). I know they came to the U.S. and settled in Streator, Illinois. Three of their children, Anna (1886-1973), John(1887-1946), and Andrew (1888-1980) were born there. Andrew was my grandfather. After Andrew was born, Janos and Anna returned to the home village now called Hanusovce Nad Toplu; the rest of their children were born there starting in 1893 with Karol. The 3 children born in Streator apparently stayed in the U.S. but I don't know where or with whom. I know that Janos' sister, Barbara Velebir, also lived in Streator and married John Mittal in 1887. She would have been old enough to care for the children. I cannot find any census records for Janos and Anna. I'm hoping someone might have some information to help me determine: when did Janos and Anna arrive? Why did they not take their children with them when they left the U.S.?

Contact: Marylou Crouch 259 Storm Castle Ridge , Paw Paw , WV 25434

Posted: 07/06/2019

Kárlya (Karlya)

Looking for some details on Mihály and Maria Kárlya They lived in Snina, Slovakia. I have no dates or marriage information. Their ch where; Ádám Karlya BIRTH 13 DEC 1879 • Snina, Slovakia DEATH 9 APR 1882 • Snina, Slovakia István (Stefan) "Stephen" Kárlya 1883–1926 BIRTH 20 AUG 1883 • Snina, Slovakia DEATH 3 OCT 1926 • Kings County, New York, USA Immigrated to the US 12 Jan 1902 out of Hamburg Rosalia "Rose" Karlya 1885–1962 BIRTH 24 JAN 1885 • Snina, Snina, Slovakia DEATH 3 JUL 1962 • Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America Let me know you find any information or where I can look. Thank you

Contact: Robert DeMay 12282 Granada Way , Woodbridge , United States 22192-6236

Posted: 07/03/2019