March 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.
I’d like to learn more about my great-grandmother, Maria Verbovsky Straka. I have a photograph of her (above). I have already located her baptismal and marriage records in microfilm for Milpos, Slovakia (then Hungary), and have found her family in the 1869 Hungarian Census for Milpos. I don’t have a date of death for her, so I would like to find that out. A future trip to Slovakia, including a visit to the village and also the Presov archives hopefully can lead me to this information and perhaps other details, as well as her place of burial.
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