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My Great Grandfather,

My Great Grandfather,

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 12:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for any Info.
My Grandfather came over to PA from port of Antwerp, Belgium on the ship name Switzerland April 1902. Last residence: Gajdobra.His name Frank Wajand,or Wajant. His mother,Theresia Wetzler?
Thank you for any help

Re: My Great Grandfather,

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 2:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gajdobra

This area, now in Serbia, was part of Austria-Hungary prior to WWI.

Re: My Great Grandfather,

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 2:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
sway56

Austria in 1902:
http://www.brainworker.ch/Oesterreich/Austria-hungary.png
Austria of present :
http://www.magreisen.at/OE/oesterreich-karte.gif

this seems like Frank's mother's NY Ellis Island arrival manifest: Wetzler, Theresia Mitrovica 40 1863 1903

http://www.jewishgen.org/communities/loctown.asp
Gajdobra, Szépliget, Schönau populated place 45°21' N 19°27' E E M U G Serbia 61.9 miles NW of Beograd 44°49' N 20°28' E

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gajdobra

http://www.dvhh.org/
www.genealogienetz.de/reg

Re: My Great Grandfather,

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Apr 2013 10:13PM GMT
Surnames: VAJAND , WAJAND
I browsed the Roman Catholic Church records that are available online for Gajdobra via Kalocsa diocese e-archive and family VAJAND is listed in them. Like many other surnames starting with that letter in these records which are in Latin and Hungarian language, both spellings with "V" - VAJAND and "W"- WAJAND are found.

That is the direction I would recommend you take for your research - if you do not know the place of birth of your ancestor and if the family with his surname was present in the parish you know was his last residence in the old country, chances are he was also born in it. Do you know his birth year?

More on this e-archive you can read here:

http://www.rodoslovlje.com/forum/vojvodina/kalocsa-roman-cat...


Send me an email on yugaya@gmail.com if you have trouble registering with them (some people I helped had a bit of communication issues when emailing them in English, they do prefer communicating in Hungarian language).

Full birth, marriage and death records for the parish of Gajdobra are available for the period 1826-1921 as well as a lot of additional records like school and church attendance records.

In this archive Gajdobra is listed under its name in Hungarian language - SZEPLIGET.

website of the archive:

http://archivum.asztrik.hu/

-att: from Kalocsa diocese e-archive, VAJAND surname in Gajdobra records, year 1872., (then) Austria-Hungary, (now) Serbia


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