Dear Mr. Pachuta,
I am genealogist and I live in town Kosice, Slovakia. I have seen your web
page, I study Rusyn history and I want to say, that your ancestors are not
Slovaks at all! Your ancestors were Rusyns and greek-catholics, I do not
know if you know what does it mean word Rusyn, so I want to say that Rusyns
are small nation, who live in area of north-east Slovakia. Davidov, Kamenna
Poruba are Rusyn villages, apart from I found only a few Rusyn words used in
their language, but people there spoke Rusyn dialect about 200 years ago. I
am Rusyn and greek-catholic, the same Rusyn like your ancestors from Davidov.
I still speak Rusyn, because I was born in Rusyn village Kolonica, several
miles east of town Snina. Please do not forget that you are Rusyn and not
Slovak. 80% of "Slovaks" in America are Rusyns, but there is only
a few people in USA, who would explain them about their real herritage.
Please try become a member of Carpatho-Rusyn society in Pittsburgh, we need
every Rusyn "hand" and "leg" to our society, yes, I am
member of this society.
I am genealogist and I am doing genealogical research in Slovakia for a fee.
I provide ancestral photography service /digital and "classic"
ways of photography/, finding people service, travel and archive guide
service, interpreter service, etc., so if you know somebody who need my
assistance, pass him/her my e-address. I want to say that "hiccup"
over your "c" letter is called makcen in Slovak, Slovaks have
special "a" with two points over a in word makcen, but this letter
is not used in English...
Here your are link to Carpatho-Rusyn society:
write to any executive member
Tell him that I contacted you and explain you about your herritage.
God bless you!
Michael Sura - genealogist, Kosice, Slovakia