I've been trying to get information on my maternal ancestry for 15 years now with not much luck. Knowing surnames of the people who lived in Chyzne Hungary between 1850 - 1900 would probably answer my questions. That's where they originally came from...Chyzne, Orava Hungary now Chyzne, Poland, not Chyzne, Slovakia. The surname in question is Svienty, Svinti or a number of other various spellings also the surname Nemtusak. It's as though they suddenly appeared in this country with no known past so doing a family tree has been quite a challenge. The documents I do have all point to this location.
Any suggestion as to what I could do at this point would be greatly appreciated.