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Our Ties to Western Europe

Wed 7/22/2020 12:02 PM All. The Elcik’s in our Family tree can be said to originate from Western Europe. Their individual responses in Census reports, etc. may be due as much to economics and politics as to specific geography. How they identified is as follows: Czech Republic (14) Austria (13) Austria-Hungary (4) Hungary (4) Slovakia…

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Our European Ancestors

Fri 8/7/2020 11:16 AM Everyone, The Elcik’s in our Family tree can be said to originate from Western Europe. Their responses in Census reports, etc. may be due as much to economics and politics as to specific geography. How they identified is as follows: Czech Republic (14), Austria (13), Austria-Hungary (4), Hungary (4), Slovakia (4),…

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Summary of Research Findings

Sun 8/9/2020 3:08 PM Family, I have put together this summary of the ancestry research findings: I know it was two not three waves of Elcik immigration to Maine. John Elsik (1866-1941) married Mary Pelcarsky (1875-1936) through whom I (IV), Dad (III), and John (Jr.) descended. In the 1910 Census, John Elsik identified his surname…

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Will Joseph Elcik Join Our Group?

08-14-2020 AM 11:43 AM Joseph, If you are interested I can share with you some of the more interesting aspects of my research into our Elcik surname. I’ve been researching connections between two waves of immigrants in the 1880’s. The families share a common heritage (Austria/Hungary/Slovakia), surname, and given names; specifically Andrew, George, James, John,…

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Emails from Uncle John

Wed 8/19/2020 1:34 PM Chris, Yes, there is a brick wall that I’m struggling to break down. I bought a subscription to the World Explorer version of Ancestry.com and didn’t find it useful. There is some information on FamilySearch.org, which is the Church of Latter-day Saints website, where they are creating a single worldwide Family…

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A Special Photo

Burus family

Thu 9/10/2020 3:25 AM Beth, This is the 3rd email I sent Nancy. I should have just copied you at the same time. I’m still a work in progress. John, IV ——————— From: Dr. John Elcik <johnelcik@msn.com> Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 4:38 AM To: Nancy Kashmer <lanaka@comcast.net> Subject: A Special Photo Nancy, This is…

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Tackling the Contents of the Flash Drive

Fri 9/11/2020 8:06 PM Beth, First and most important, I’m glad you are feeling better. Because I keep crazy hours, I often quote to my kids that “sleep is overrated. But I know that I’m wrong. It is the best thing for us to do. Even more so when we are not feeling well. I’m…

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