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My great-grandfather, Jan [Nepomuk Josef] Konvalinka was born in 1822 in Chrast, a town about 100 miles east of Prague. ARCHIVEX*, the Czech Archives agency, recently found his birth record, as well as those for an older sister and a younger brother, plus the birth and death records for their parents and grandparents! Jan (John) was a furrier, as was his father. He emigrated to New York in 1849.
*to find out more about ARCHIVEX or to contact them, try http://oldweb.vol.cz/Archivex/,
or snailmail to:
ARCHIVEX, PO Box 38, Premyslenska 81, 18200 Praha 8, CZECH REPUBLIC, Attn: Mr. Ing. M. Stovicek.
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