Joseph J. Hornack - Biography

Joseph J. Hornack began genealogy-related work in 1971 and made his first visit to Slovakia, where he met relatives, in 1983. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Krakovany, Nitra County. In 1986 Joe founded the Slovakia-Surname Location Reference Project (SLRP), an effort to link American communities to their roots in specific communities in Slovakia (data computerized).

In 1991 he directed a series of columns by volunteer specialists for various counties to prompt networking about North American communities and surnames in counties with a concentration of Slovak immigrants. In 1992 he became the first Secretary in the Cleveland - Bratislava Sister Cities Program. In 1995 he was a speaker at the FEEFHS Convention in Cleveland Ohio and later that year SLRP was placed on the FEEFHS Website.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 31831, Cleveland, Ohio 44131-8954.