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George & Mary "Faynick" (Fenic) of 1940 NY City

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Re: George & Mary "Faynick" (Fenic) of 1940 NY City

Posted: 11 May 2013 8:25AM GMT
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Moravia (Germ. Maehren) was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, i.e. "Austria" and people of any ethnic group would be "Austrian" by citizenship, so that would be correct for that time. Bohemia (Germ. Boehmen) was also part of the A-H Empire and both these became part of Czechoslovakia c. 1919. Yugoslavia was created, as said, from a group of Balkan Austro-Hungarian states - Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia which are now independent states as Yugoslavia no longer exists. If the person is to be traced, as said again, the most important thing is the language spoken at home, Serb? Croat?, Bosnian? with the religious denomination also being good for a clue. History is very important for Central Europe but sorting out the history is complex and ethnicity is often the best starting point.
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John Bierman 7 May 2013 1:32PM GMT 
halpark 9 May 2013 12:08PM GMT 
marylevesque2... 11 May 2013 12:19PM GMT 
halpark 11 May 2013 2:25PM GMT 
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