In captialistic societies, it always seems to be a tradeoff: your money or your time. Frank is correct, the SR Archives will do the research for you: it will be inexpensive, but the wait could be a while.
A second option is to hire a private researcher in Slovakia to visit the archive on your behalf. This will be much faster but will cost you somewhat more. That said, researcher fees in SR are much less than in the US.
A third option is to wait for the Mormons. Cost: nearly free. Timeframe: unknown and uncertain. Could be a year, could be ten years. They provide no commitments.
>From: Frank <frankur@...>
>Date: Tue Jul 05 08:51:48 CDT 2005
>Subject: [S-R] Re: Borova and Budmerice, SLOVAKIA
>--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "johnqadam" <johnqadam@r...>
>> The great pity is that you can't start researching the old church
>> records locally. What you CAN do is to locate your nearest LDS
>> History Center (FHC) and research the fiche series #6000786. That
>> tell you what church records exist in the (named) Slovak Archive.
>> These HAVE been filmed by LDS and WILL be released SOME DAY.
>> FICHES (set of 6) LDS #6000786
>> Survey of parish registers in Slovakia up to the time of civil
>> registration. Provides details of church records that are held in
>> Slovak archives. Index is on fiche #6 and page references refer
>> to different religions.
>> When indexed, these church records will be available on film via
>> LDS Family History Center.
>To the best of my information.
>The LDS-Mormons has filmed all the parish church records at six
>of the seven regional Slovak State Archives in Slovakia.
>But, they have not filmed the Main Bratislava Archives as yet.
>Borav?? and Budmerice each have a church and a chapel.
>The R.C. parish church records for Borav?? (1687-1901) would be listed
>under Dlh?? (of which there are a number of Dlh?? located in Slovakia)
>The R.C. parish church for Budmerice (1774-1895) are listed under
>These also have not been filmed as yet by the LDS-Mormons.
>So researcher needs to write to the Main Bratislava Archives to
>research their surnames.
>It will costs $$ to have archives research surnames and the research
>reports will be written in Slovak.
>Good luck !
>Vela' s^ta'stia !
>Minden jo't !
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