As you might have noticed the site is under heavy maintenance, several things will change but in the end they will boost the user experience significantly. As soon as we are done with the server work the forums will be for members only. There is a full integration with all systems and social media and people will have the possibility to share their genealogy and much more. A new editor interface will make work much easier, and there will be no more complicated menus. There is however one caveat to all of this. Over the past decade we managed to keep our forums and a lot of content open for the public. This will change, there will be a public FAQ and Learning Center together with a public blog. All other content will be for members only. Users can decide if they want their own content in the blog or pedigree be accessible by the public or not. We understand this might come somewhat as a surprise but the costs of keeping everything open is too high and we do not get enough donations and membership fees to maintain the 25000 visitors per month. If you have suggestions or comments, feel free to post them in the comment section. We will soon be done with the server work and post a message here.

United States of America “Declaration of Intent” signed May 15, 1917;
United States of America “Petition for Naturalization”, signed July 30, 1940, Certificate No. 9850013.

On the “Declaration of Intent”, Joseph Miller states the following:
Name: Louis Yorvorina
Born: February 14, 1892 in Parishing, Austria (I could not find a city in Austria named Parishing.)
Last residence: Parishing, Austria
Emigrated from: Havre, France on the New York American Line
Declaration of Intention was to relieve himself from: Charles Emperor of Austria and ???? King of Hungary.
Arrived in New York: May 14, 1906

On the “Petition of Naturalization””, Joseph Miller states the following:
Name: Lajos JaVorina
Born: February 14, 1892 in Požarevac, Serbia
Last residence: Požarevac, Serbia
Race: Servian
Occupation: Powder Man with T.V.A.
Emigrated from: Havre, France
Arrived in New York: May 14, 1906
Vessel: Unknown
Residence: Giles County, Tennessee, United States since October 28, 1913
Denial of 1st Naturalization: September 22, 1922
Changed name to: Joe Miller