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Settlements of

Eastern Slovakia and Environs

SLOVAKIA

SNINA DISTRICT (& BEYOND) VILLAGES

 

Oroszruszka Harcos Ujszék Orosz Patak Gorbeszeg Utczás/Ulics Vegaszo Juhaszlak Kistopolya Kispereszlo Jarmos Dara Sztarina, Czirokaofalu* Nagy Polena, Nagypolany Osztrozsnicza, Szedreske Szomolnok, Ujszomolnok, Zemplenszomolnok Zuella, Zello

(Place your pointer over the village of interest and click to go to more detail)

Over the course of the fall, I assembled photos and historical material regarding many of the small and somewhat-neglected villages in the northeastern corner of Slovakia.  The area is generally from Snina eastward to the border of Ukraine and north to Poland.  These villages are predominantly Rusyn and dwindling in population.  Before any more permanent changes take place, I've taken an attempt to capture them as they are today.  I am reaching out to people who have photos or information to share.  Many people who have traveled the region have generously shared their photos.  Others have permitted sharing their published photos and historical essays.  Credits are duly noted.  Some folks have expressed an interest in building their own village web site, which I certainly hope they will do and I will link to them.

 
In the mean time, I'm finding it is an encouraging and useful "magnet" which brings together residents, transplants and folk with an ancestral past in these villages.
 
This is not a professional effort.  It is a collection of work from amateur genealogists, residents and researchers of the area.  It is constantly evolving as various people contribute.  It is an attempt to publish unique photos and English-language information on this region.   I also hope that others who have photos they may wish to share will do so here.  This is a non-commercial site.
 

I have taken some effort to investigation of the Starina Reservoir and the villages it has displaced.  This has caused certain trouble and heartache for those searching for those removed villages.  I am presently writing a more extensive history of the Oct-Nov. Dukla Pass battle.  There is also more local history material presently being translated for Ulic valley.  Lastly, I'm working with some local villagers to expand the scope of these pages.

 

For those unable to travel to this region, it gives a glimpse of life, from various perspectives.  It may also give you the first glimpse from the internet of many of these villages.  If you desire more photos, take a trip or hire someone to take and send some photos to you.

Click on the current Place Name below (underlined if available) to see a separate page of information about each village.  Surname lists, if available are found in the respective surnames column, with the record format described as the clickable title.  If a village is not underlined, the page has not yet been constructed.  I hope you enjoy it and leave a comment. 

    Village Name Magyar Census
      Household Tax
    Slovak [Current] Magyar (Hungarian) [Former] Rusyn Church Records

at the LDS

1869 1828
  Photos Place Name[s] Okres(S) (Jaras(M))

(District)

Place Name[s] Megye

(County)

Place Name[s]   FHL Int'l Film Number

SNINA REGION & EASTWARD

  Belá nad Cirochou  Snina Cziróka-Béla Zemplén (M) None known Rímsko-katolícka 722682 722683 623187
    Brezovec Snina Berezocz Zemplén Berezovec'  ? 722680 623187
 

Cabalovce

Humenné Csabalocz es Sterkocz Zemplén Cabalivci      
   

Čukalovce

Snina Csukalócz or Csukahaza Zemplén Cukalivci Grécko-katolícka 722685 623187
  Dara (1) Humenné Dara, Dare Zemplen Dara   0722686  
  Dlhé nad Cirochou Snina Cziróka-Hosszúmezo Zemplén ? Rímsko-katolícka 722682 722683 623187
    Hamry or Zemplínske Hámre [Sninské Hámre] Snina Szinna Hámor Zemplén ? Rímsko-katolícka ? 719790 719791 ?
    Hostovice Snina Hosztovica or Vendagi Zemplén Hostovici Grécko-katolícka 722709  623188
  Hrabová Roztoka Snina Hrabova-Rosztoka or Kisgereblyes Zemplén Hrabova Rostoka Greek Catholic ? 623188
    Jablonka Humenné See Vysna JABLONKA Zemplén Vysnja Jablinka 1920572 1920573    
  Jalová Snina Jalova or Jarmos Zemplén Jalova with Snina? 722712  623188
 

Klenova

Snina Kelen Zemplén Klenova Grécko-katolícka

1792756

   
 

Kolbasov

Humenné Koves/Vegaszo/Vegazo Zemplén Kovbasuv 1794353 1794354    
  Nová Sedlica Snina Ujszek or Novaszelicza Zemplén Novoselyca  

1920560

1920561

 
    Ostroznica (1) Humenné Osztroznica or Szedreske Zemplen Struznica RC - with Snina

GC - missing

   
Parihuzovce Zemplen
Pcoline
  Pichne Snina Pihnye or Tuskes Zemplén Pychni Grécko-katolícka 722768 623191
  Porúbka Humenné Ördög-Poruba Ung        
  Prislop Humenné Kispereszlo Zemplén Pryslup      
  Ptičie Humenné Peticse Zemplén        
 

Rovné

Humenné (Homonnai) Rovnó, Rowne, Zemplénróna Zemplén ? Rímsko-katolícka 2150630 ?
  Runina Humenné Juhaszlak Zemplén Runi      
  Ruske (1) Humenné Oroszruszka, Zemplenoroszi Zemplen Rus'kyj Grécko-katolícka 1793643  
  Rusky Potok Snina Oroszpatak / Orosz Patak Zemplén Rus'kyj Potuk   1794354  
    Smolnik (1) Humenné

 

Zemplen Szomolnak, Ujszomolnok Zemplenszomolnok Zemplen Smulnyk Note (2)    
  Snina Snina Szinna Zemplén none Rímsko-katolícka 719790 719791 623192
  Stakčín Snina (Szinnai) Sztakcsin or Takcsany Zemplén Stasyn Rímsko-katolícka 719792 623192
  Stakčínska Roztoka Snina Sztakcsinroztoka or Zuhatag Zemplén Stasinska Rostoka ? 719792 623192
  Starina (1) Humenné Sztarina, Cirokaofalu, Cziokaofalu Zemplen Starina 1793894    
Sterkovce Humenné Sterkocz Zemplén        
    Osadné or Telepovce Snina Telepócz or Oosadné Zemplén Telepivci Grécko-katolícka 720001 623192
  Topoľa Snina Topolya or Kistopolya Zemplén Topolja ? 720007 623192
  Ubľa Snina Ublya or Ugar Zemplén Vublja Grécko-katolícka 720015 623193
  Úbrež Sobrance Ubrezs Ung ? Grécko-katolícka ? ?
  Ulič Snina Ulics or Utczas Zemplén Ulyc Grécko-katolícka 720017 623193
  Uličské Krivé Snina Ulicskriva or Gorbeszeg Zemplén Kryvyj Grécko-katolícka ? 623193
    Velka Polana (1) Humenné Nagy Polena, Polana, Polena, Nagypolany Zemplén Velyky Poljany      
  Valaskovce Snina Pasztorhegy Zemplén        
  Vyšná Jablonka Humenné Felsoalmad Zemplén Vysnja Jablinka Grécko-katolícka

1920572 1920573

   
  Zboj Snina Harczos/Harcos Zemplén Zbuj Grécko-katolícka 719801 623193
  Zvala (1) Humenné Zello or Zuella Zemplen Zvala      
    Other Snina-Region Villages              

OTHER EASTERN SLOVAKIA

 

  Blazice Kosice Balogd Abauj-Torna        
  Dobroslava Saris Dobroszlo Saros        
  Hazin nad Cirochou Homonnai Kisgezseny Zemplén        
  Horna Lehota Zvolen Felsoszabadi, Felsolehota          
  Off-Site Lekarovce Kosice Lekart Abauj-Torna        
  Radatice (Meretice, Radacov) Saris Sarosszentimre, Radacs Saros        
  Stropkov Snina Sztropko Zemplén        
  Vysna Mysla Kosice Felsomislye Abauj-Torna        

Note (1) Starina Reservoir Village Evacuations - These villages were un-incorporated in 1980. 

Note (2): Snina, Roman Catholic records, births 1844-1895, marriages 1783-1845, deaths 1782-1895
Humenné, Jewish records, births 1851-1895, marriages 1852-1895, deaths 1851-1895. There are no data available about the Greek Catholic records (the majority of Smolnik was of Greek Catholic faith).   Peter Nagy, 12/02.

Other Villages

This list represents villages that are or have been actively researched.  There are many other villages in the Snina district not listed here.  If you don't see your village here, check the attached list.  We are seeking volunteers to research and maintain lists for additional villages.

If your village is in the DUKLA/SVIDNIK region, Rich Custer has developed a new site for this region and is seeking contributions (letters, pictures, stories, histories, etc.)

Eastern Region Suffers Depopulation - Reprint from The Slovak Spectator, 2003

Regional Information

Snina Region Tourism Site - RECOMMENDED Nice descriptions of villages in this region, good map, Lists of hiking paths, tourist attractions including roadside monuments, lodging, restaurants, recreation, cemeteries, manor houses, folk architecture, brief history.  A good resource for readers of these pages.  NEW, 2007. (English, German, Slovak)

Hiking the Kremenec

Stužica Virgin Forest

Krajzemplin - History of Zemplin Region

THE PROTECTED LANDSCAPE AREA OF THE EAST CARPATHIANS - photos of churches, description of Poloniny Park

UNESCO  - See publication, "Five transboundary biosphere reserves in Europe Biosphere reserves: technical notes"; Publ: 2003; 95 p., illus., maps; SC.2003/WS/29.

EASTERN CARPATHIANS BIOPSHERE RESERVE - Main Site

Hotel Armales - Stakčin

Penzion Kremenec - Nová Sedlica

Ulic Valley History

Zakarpatská oblast - Nice Photos from Rusky Potok, Nova Sedlica, Ubla, Ulicske Krive, Snina, Prislop, Stuzice (Ukraine). 5/2007

- Village Photos

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Last Update: 17 October 2009   

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