19501Re: [S-R] Klaczan
- Feb 6, 2008Janet, Margo, Vladimir, John and All,
Many thanks for this recent information which may open yet another door into
the family past, and which I would likely never have known had I not been a
member of this group of "generous with their knowledge" family history
researchers like yourselves. You can be sure that I will be ordering the relevant
microfilm from the Family History Center.
As someone said, 'Genealogy becomes rather addictive. No sooner do you find
one ancestor but you start looking for another even further back in time.' So
true. But even better then finding just that ancestor is the historical
perspective that unfolds during the search, the added knowledge of the time and
place in which the ancestor lived, thus some of which he or she may have
personally experienced. As one who never knew his grandparents, this research
odyssey has taught me much about them, ...and myself.
Many thanks for your help along the way,
In a message dated 2/5/2008 10:04:17 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
For Eugene Klodzen, Vladimir's information looks very significant. The old
ELTE map of Trencsen megye shows that Rajec(z) is right next to Klacsan, now
Klace SK. Old Hungarian spellings also include Kleczen and Kalacsany. Roman
Catholic church records for Klacsan are with Rajec, which go back all the
way to 1674.
Despite the similarity in names, there would appear to be no relation
between the village of Klacsano near Munkacs and Klacsan in Trencsen.
<<Eugene, Vladimir will probably expand on this reply because he is the
expert. In the meantime, the Urbars are the old feudal tax records which list the
serf taxpayers. The records from 1770ish are available on microfilm from the
Family History Centers. In the list of microfilms, they are Urberi tabellak
1767-1773. The documents are in archaic Slovak and Latin.
Also, Richard Marsina and Michal Kusik wrote Urbare feudalnych pastiev na
Slovensku (1959). Vol. 1 deals with the 16th century and Vol. 2 with the 17th
century. I ordered this on interlibrary loan at my local public library. The
information presented varies from year to year.
Rajec near Zilina has a nice little restaurant. But it is also very near
Rajec Teplice, my favorite spa in all Slovakia. The old building is very ornate.
There is live music and dancing on summer evenings. And a small bar next to
the pool serves slivovce.>>
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