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kidfromchi
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Looking for relatives of Svec

Postby kidfromchi » 14-Jul-08 19:07

My grandfather was born in Pacov county, what looks like Mezilesi, Bohemia. His father's name was Albert and his mother's name was Anna Jalovecky. He came to USA in 1907 and his sister Aloise came a few years before him. Am seeking any information I can get on his family or relatives. Forgot his name was John (Jan) William Svec.
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Postby Sova » 21-Jul-08 18:29

Link to map of Mezilesí. Mezilesí means roughly "in the middle of the forest," just for curiosity's sake. I found two listings in the Czech white pages for Švec and one Jalovecká (the feminine variant of Jalovecký) in Mesilesí. Hope that gives you a starting point.

BTW, Švec means shoemaker/cobbler, and Jalovecký seems to be the adjectival form of the juniper tree.
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Postby kidfromchi » 22-Jul-08 17:18

Thanks that sure gives me a great starting place

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