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SLOVAK SETTLERS IN THE NEW WORLD

 
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Countless Slovaks left Slovakia because life there got too hard. A harsh climate, the lack of freedom, the struggle to earn a living were an everyday reality for our predecessors.


For hundreds of thousands, the only way out was to leave behind their beloved forests, rivers and mountains.  Carried by their hopes and dreams,  they ventured across Europe and the Atlantic to lay their roots down in the New World. 


Slovak settlers to the New World  is a project that seeks to collect the humble and grand, sad and joyful, impressive and sentimental stories of those who dared to embark on the journey into the unknown. 

 
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Slovak settlers in the New World pieces together the fascinating, powerful, and touching Odyssey of Slovaks who left their homeland in search of a new life in faraway North America. Their destinies reveal a timeless story of shared dreams and hope that should never be forgotten. 

Although the history of Slovakia is a history of migration, we know so little about the Slovak men and women who dared to cross the ocean in search of a better life and even less about what happened to them after.

Their stories help to recover ties severed by decades and even a century of separation. 

Slovak Settlers is more than a book. It is a healing journey that sooths old wounds of separation and loss and eases the yearning to re-connect with the homeland of the ancestors.

 

BECOME
A PATRON

We need your help to make the project happen!

$100  Your name on the Wall of Gratitude in the book + electronic book Slovak Settlers in the New World

$200  Your name on the Wall of Gratitude in the book + an electronic copy of Slovak Settlers in the New World + complimentary course of your choice from Global Slovakia Academy

$1000  A dedicated and tailored  Patron Page in the book Slovak Settlers in the New World with your company logo, picture and a description

 
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DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A STORY TO RECORD FOR POSTERITY?

​We would love to hear and celebrate the story of your family’s trans-Atlantic journey!


Please get in touch with us and become a part of this re-remembrance epic. 

 

OUR PARTNERS

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One Slovak Family is an international movement that seeks to unite the Slovak diaspora abroad with the home country. Currently, the organization campaigns to alter the Slovak Citizenship law to allow descendants of Slovaks migrants to claim Slovak citizenship.

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The emerging museum is the only one of its kind in Slovakia. It collects, documents and preserves stories and artifacts that speak of migrants' destinies.

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The man behind Slovak Ancestry is Michal Rázus, a genealogist, tour guide and historian. He has been helping people find their roots and reconnect with the long lost families for 15 years. Slovak Ancestry goes beyond genealogy. It hosts a popular podcast which uncovers extraordinary stories of Slovaks from across the globe.  

 

Join Dr. Zuzana Palovic, a migration scholar, and Dr Martin Javor, the founder of the Museum of Emigration to learn about the history of Slovak migration. 

 

PODCAST

Explore the stories of Slovak settlers delivered to your by Slovak Ancestry