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Goran, Rob, Dianna...

Posted: 14 Jan 2006 5:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2006 6:12PM GMT
Hi folks, I’m glad to see that there are so many Svalinas all around the world. Dear American cousins, I hope that you know now that you are originally from Croatia or Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Till the end of the world war one Croatia and Bosnia were part of Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
I was very surprised with that information about our origin from Italy because my family legend tells that our ancestors came from the border of Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia. In that time it was the part of Turkish Empire and it was the strong pressure to people to accept Islamic religion. So, three of the Svalina brothers run away. One of them came to Dalmatia (today in Croatia, my ancestor), the second one went to Bosnia and the third one went to ‘the foreign country’. I don’t know which country. Could it be Italy?
However, descendants of Pete and Anthony, I strongly believe that they were brothers of my grandfather. Are you interested for more information?

Best regards! Suzana Svalina, Split, Croatia

Re: Goran, Rob, Dianna...

Goran (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Of course we are interested in more information.
Can you please share those with us?

Re: Goran, Rob, Dianna...

David Svalina (View posts)
Posted: 28 May 2006 7:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, I am facinated, please email me at autumn23_73@sbcglobal.net

My grandfather was an Austrian citizen from Dalmatia and claimed to live on the island of Lissa before coming to Chicago. I have always wanted to vist the land where my family has originally come from. I wish I spoke Croat, but back in that time, people wanted to become American and speak English so my grandfather only spoke English to his children. Please tell me more about my family history. My grandfather's name was Paul Svalina and his brother's name was Nicholas Svalina. They came to America in 1904-1906
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