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the Bega family in Slovakia

the Bega family in Slovakia

Kimberly Bega (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2002 7:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bega
My great-grandfather Frank Bega came to the U.S. from what now Slovakia around 1910. I am not sure where he had lived in Slovakia, but friends have told us it was in the east near the Carpathian Mountains. I do not know his parents' names or if he had any brothers or sisters. I would greatly appreciate some help.

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Zlatica Beca (View posts)
Posted: 4 Aug 2002 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you looked in the Ellis Island web site for the name BEGA or was it maybe BIGA?
The name Biga does list Humenne, Nova Sedlica.
The name Begova (female) lists in Parihuzovce, Humenne, Bratislava and Osadne. The name Bega lists in Humenne, Cabalovce, Michalovce, Vrutky, Vydran, Medzilaborce.
The Slovak phone book is at www.zoznamst.sk
The LDS-Mormons have filmed the church records but you do need a name of a town to order the films and gather family information.
If he was naturalized citizen or had social security numbers than you can request those papers and find the name of the town that he came from.
The old 1910 Hungarian megye map is at http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910
www.slovakemb.com
www.iarelative.com
www.hosmanek.com/slovak
www.village.sk
www.slovensko.com
www.our-slovakia.com
http://mapy.atlas.sk

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Kimberly Bega (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2002 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bega
Thank you for your help. I think my great-grandparents went in through New York but I do not know if it was Ellis Island. I do not think there will be anything in the LDS because no one in my family that I know is that religion. Most of us live in Pennsylvania. We were traditionally Byzantine Catholic but now some of us are Protestant.

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Posted: 8 Aug 2002 11:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jul 2003 4:11AM GMT
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There is always something to find just have to know where to look.
The main thing is to have a name of a town that your ancestor came from and the rest is smooth sailing.
Your religion at present has nothing to do with your ancestor's.
As long as the films for the village are in the library all you will need then is time to look at them and gather the information.

The Ellis Island is listing 43 Begas. Anyone your ancestor or a family member?

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Posted: 17 Jan 2003 1:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jul 2006 3:37PM GMT
I continue to research Nova Sedlica and have seen many BIGA (as well as BIGAN) in the church records. Some also lived in Suzycja, Ukraine which is adjacent to Nova Sedlica.
I visited NS in 2001. If you can nail down what village they came from (many US public documents can help) I'd be happy to work with you.
Good Luck.

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Frank Bega (View posts)
Posted: 26 Feb 2004 11:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bega
High Kimberly my name is also Frank Bega, I'm 39 and live in San Jose Ca. My fathers and my late grandfathers name is Frank Bega also. I am hispanic and native american and I am confused, I did not know the surname of Bega is Solvakian. I do know that our name was not origimally Bega and I would like to know how my grandfather got the name. I wonder if your grandfather and mine new each other because I do know that he came from southern california. I know this does'nt help your search any and it might bring up more questions than answeres but if I would really like to here from you.
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Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Posted: 9 Sep 2010 1:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Grandfather, Frank Bega, was born in New York City in 1922. His father, Steven Bega, came to the U.S. in 1913 with his father who was also named Frank Bega. Frank and son Steve came from the area in which you describe.

If this is the same lineage... Frank (My Grandfather - the Grandson of the Frank you mention) has two daughters, two Grandsons and two Granddaughters. My grandfather also had a brother who was named Steven as well, he is now deceased. He had a Daughter and Son, Two granddaughters and a grandson.

I am very interested if this is the same lineage. If you would like to talk further to discuss please email me.

Thanks,
Matt Barnes

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Posted: 10 Sep 2010 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Matt

An ALL site for research in Slovakia should help in your search.
www.iabsi.com/gen/public
Do you have a precise location to further your [re]search?
BEGAs in SK's phone book:
http://www.zoznam.sk/hladaj.fcgi?co=telzoznam&s=bega&...
Locations where in 1995 in Slovakia BEGA was :
http://slovniky.juls.savba.sk/?w=bega&c=x17e

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Posted: 7 Jun 2014 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bega, Begor, Pazak, Pasiak
Hello,
Could you please tell me more about the Biga's/Bigan's in Suzycja if your membership is still active?? I was able to finally get ahold of my great-grandparents' naturalization records three months ago and my great-grandma's birthplace on there is listed as "Suchiz, Austria." I am assuming the name of the town would have changed, if that was even the correct spelling. Granted, Bega would be her married name. My great-grandpa's birthplace is listed as "Unguar, Hungary," which I understand is now Uzhhorod, Ukraine. A different town was listed on their Ellis Island passenger record; it was very hard to read but I believe it may be Fenyvesvolgy (modern Stavne, Ukraine), since that is also in Zakarpatskaya Oblast. Are these other two towns close to Suzycja?
I also found out that their original names were Fedor and Ancia Begor. I also found out that they were Carpatho-Rusyn, not Slovak as we had always been told. They were of the Byzantine Catholic faith. I also was able to get ahold of their marriage record, and it lists the groom's parents as Alex and Julia Bega and the bride's parents as John and Mary Pazak (obviously these were anglicized). My great-grandmother's maiden name may also have been spelled Pasiak (based on the Ellis Island record), and the marriage record indicates she was previously married and widowed in July 1910. According to my great-aunt, my great-grandma had four sisters and one brother, but she did not mention any of their names, and she is now deceased.
Again, anything you could find would be much appreciated!!

Re: the Bega family in Slovakia

Posted: 7 Jun 2014 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
kittycutie64

map of Ung megye:
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/ung.jpg
UNGVAR is Hungarian name of Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

location Fenyvesvölgy, Ung megye, Hungary
now Stavne, Ukraine

locations on a brighter map:
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/tantort/2003/palyazat/index.htm
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/tantort/2003/palyazat/40-49_ungva...
bottom of the map halfway thru UNGVAR

right margin location Hajasd slightly inward is FENYVESVOLGY

http://www.jewishgen.org/communities/loctown.asp
Stavna, Stavnoye populated place
49°00' N 22°41' E

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Ukraine
363.2 miles WSW of Kyyiv 50°26' N 30°31' E
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