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Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Matejka, Majakey
My Great grandfather was Joseph Majakey (Matejka) His father was Valcav I think. That's about all I know. Looking for some way to find out more about them.

Thanks

Re: Looking for information about MAJAKEY or MATEJKA

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MAJAKEY,MATEJKA
Hi, What time frame are you researching?
Did the family settle in the Camrose Area?
Is your Grandfather still living ? How was his surname spelled? If deceased - to you know When? Where he passed away?
Do you know when your GGrandfather Joseph MAJAKEY/MATEJKA passed away? -

*** Obtaining the Registration of Death - will show all personal information - as known to the Informant - and as required by the Province at the time.
Genealogical Registration of Death is Available from the Govt of Alberta - Vital Statistics Registry Offices in Edmonton. The cost $40.

Best to start with now - and go back documenting all information found.
What is the current spelling of the family Surname?
What was the Nationality of the family?
What was the occupation of the family - Did they farm?

Depending on the time frame - Have you searched Online
Canada Census 1901, 1906,1911, 1916?

Your Great Grandfather may have applied for Naturalization / Citizenship - this information is available -*Provincial Archive may have information.

** Naturalization Records - will dhow - date and place of birth - Name. Names of both Parents - includes Maiden name of the mother - if known - Port of Departure - Date of Departure - Date of Arrival - Port of Arrival.
Name of Passenger ship.

Homestead Records - area available.

Searched the Alberta GenWeb Local History Book site
found the following - perhaps family connected?
MATEJKA, Ladislav & Anastasia; Viking in Progress; Beaver.
MATEJKA, Tony & Christine ; Viking in Progress; Beaver.

MATEJKA, Alida; Crestomere-Sylvan Heights Heritage; Ponoka.
MATEJKA, Slavia;Crestomere-Sylvan Heights Heritage; Ponoka.

MATEJKA, A.; Ponoka Panorama; Ponoka.
MATEJKA, C.; Ponoka Panorama; Ponoka.
MATEJKA, G.; Ponoka Panorama; Ponoka.
MATEJKA, T.; Ponoka Panorama; Ponoka.
MATEJKA, W.; Ponoka Panorama; Ponoka.

MATEJKA, George; Along The Burnt Lake Trail; Red Deer.
There may be Volunteers - at the following - request lookups
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canab/lookups.html

Cheers & Good Luck, Stella








Re: Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 4 Aug 2010 3:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Master Name Index of the Alberta Genealogy Society list these names.

Joseph MATEJKA, 1900 - 1981 plot G,7
Agnes MATEJKA, 1899 - 1950 plot G,8

Vaclav MATEJKA, 5 May 1874 - # may 1930 plot E,34

burial in the Camrose cemetery.

For further research please contact the Edmonton Branch Research Committee.
http://abgensoc.ca/
Peter

Re: Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Matejka
Hi Meredith,

The family described in the other posts in mine.
The Ponoka Panorama gives the story of the Matejka boys coming to Alberta from Cz. They all went by Matejka. Unfortunately the families of the original 5 didn't stay in touch.

There are two immigration records for a Joseph Matejka at www.collections.gc.ca

I can check with my father to see if he recalls the name of Joesphs'wife.
My ancestory page has the parents of the 5 boys.

Karen Matejka

Re: Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 29 Dec 2011 1:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MATEJKA
Hi, Searching the Provincial Archive of BC Vital Events Index'
Marie MATEJKA married James OSHEA Sept 26 1904 Fernie BC
Milos MATEJKA 58 passed away Dec 18 1981 Vancouver BC
Perhaps family connected ?

Re: Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 30 Dec 2011 6:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Matejka
Thanks for the information. Milo may be a relation, possibly the son of one of my great-uncles. Marie is earlier than any of the Matejka brothers arriving in Alberta from CZ.

Re: Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 26 May 2012 1:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the help, I will be researching these leads more now that I have more free time. I noticed there are a lot of matejka on Facebook too :)

Re: Looking for information about Majakey or Matejka

Posted: 27 May 2012 4:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Matejka
Vaclav Jim Matejka
B:5 MAY 1874 in Pilsen, Bohemia D:30 MAY 1930 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada
son of

Josef Matejka
Birth 1794 in Radenice, Pdbrdy, Czechoslovakia
Death WFT Est. 1874-1893

Here is as far back as I can find and now I'm stuck

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