I’m a student at Northern Michigan University and I’m helping with a project on immigrants who moved from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Michigan.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire included parts of what is now Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Italy, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, and Montenegro.
I’m trying to track down images, preferably taken before 1918, of immigrants and their churches/homes/businesses/etc. If you have any old photographs that you would be willing to share (or contacts with historical societies that might have photographs), please contact me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My father was born in Detroit Michigan with the name Archie Rice in 1914. His mother and father were from Allegan County Michigan. He was given up for adoption. I believe his birth mother's name could have been Mabel. I do not have any information on the father. Anyone from the Allegan county area who might have heard anything regarding the above, I would appreciate hearing from. If anyone has suggestions on where to start to try and find information on his background would be helpful.