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MIGRATIONS FROM SREDAČKA ŽUPA - Sredska Srecka county

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MIGRATIONS FROM SREDAČKA ŽUPA - Sredska Srecka county

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 12:04PM GMT
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Edited: 22 Jun 2012 12:54PM GMT
Surnames: POPOVIĆ, KALINČIĆ
area:

http://sredacka-zupa.tripod.com/map.htm

Sredačka župa is also sometimes incorrectly referred to as *Prizrenska župa*

villages:

Sredska , Pousko, Jablanica, Lokvica, Rečane, Živinjane, Planjane, Nebregošte, Manastirica, Struže, Donje Ljubinje, Gornje Ljubinje, Drajčići, Mušnikovo, Gornje Selo

The area has many Serbian Orthodox Church temples & as of recently remains of them from the time of the Nemanjić dynasty:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemanji%C4%87_dynasty

If you can read in Serbian language, here is an interesting article describing the emigration patterns of people from Kosovo (Sredačka župa - Prizren) in early XX century:

http://www.srpskadijaspora.info/vest.asp?id=12470

- this excerpt depicts one group's voyage from 1911. :

"They traveled on foot from their villages around Prizren to Uroševac, and from there took the train to Skopje, where travel documents were issued ( by the Ottomans). From there they went by train across the border into Serbia, to Belgrade, where they purchased the tickets for the voyage across the ocean via a specialized agency, and continued by train to Budapest, Vienna and Paris, and finally to the port of Le Havre, and from there to New York.

These were well established routes - they would travel to America in large groups, lead by one of community leaders, usually a witty man of action who could help overcome the many obstacles that they would encounter while crossing so many borders. One such problem arose when they made it to the actual ticket purchasing in Le Havre and a boy who was not yet 16 was not allowed to travel. The group leader testified and declared the boy was his own son and stayed behind with him while they obtained a false document from their agency in Belgrade with changed surname and information - from the story of emigrant Jovan Popović-Kalinčić"

If your ancestors were from the Prizren area, there are several books with lists of all emigrants and detailed family histories published in Serbian language that are available.


att:

-Serbian attire Prizren

- Sredačka župa

-Serbian Orthodox Church temple in Sredska from the Nemanjić era ( XIV century)




"Rodoslovlje" Serbian Genealogy Society
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