I believe that I have finally found some of the villages associated with my TALIAN surname in Slovakia. They include: Dukovce (Dukafalu), Zelmanovce (Zsalmany), Kukova (Kukomezo) and Kracunovce. These villages are all located rather close together and located in what used to be called Saris county, but now they are noted to be in the Svidnik District of the Presov Region of NE Slovakia.
I have found my TALIAN family in those locations in the 1800's. The earliest that I have so far is Andreas TALIAN, born 1816 in Dukafalu; his wife was Anna (nee KUKOVA), born 1817 in Zelmanovce and their son, Andreas TALIAN, born Apr 11 1857 in Kukomezo.
Andreas TALIAN, born Apr 11 1857 was baptized Apr 12 1857 as Roman Catholic in Kracunovce.
Does anyone have access to the records of the Roman Catholic church of Kracunovce?
I'd really enjoy reading anything that could be found for the TALIAN name and/or conferring with others that are interested in this line.