Re: [S-R] Re: Village of Osuska, Slovakia
- Dear John,
Osuske records are not in Nitra archive , but in Bratislava!!!
How can you tell that?
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Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 3:57 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Village of Osuska, Slovakia
I am sorry to say that you have been working at this BACKWARDS. You
would have had much more reason to visit Slovakia if you had done the
Do yourself a big favour and start with careful study of the
following web site: http://iabsi.com/
Osuske (note sp) is in western Slovakia. In terms of genealogical
research, that's BAD news.
>>> My goal is to trace my family back and find any records of them
and any siblings they might have had. I think the best place to start
would be with the records in the village church. Does anyone know the
name of the church in the village of Osuska in Slovakia or how I
might find out that information. <<<
Such as it is, the information is close to your home.
1) GETTING STARTED
The 1869 Hungarian Census is available and will tell you everyomne
who lived in the village, their religion and much more. You can
research the films at your local LDS Family History Center (FHC).
Oszuszko (Osuské) Film 2190352 Item 4
(cont.) Oszuszko (Osuské) Film 2190353 Item 1
2) ESTABLISHING AVAILABILITY OF CHURCH RECORDS
LDS 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 of villages is on fiche #6 and page
references refer to different religions. Most of these church records
are available on film via your LDS Family History Center BUT NOT
THOSE OF WESTERN SLOVAKIA, which have not yet been indexed and
3) LATTER DAY SAINTS (MORMON) LDS FAMILY HISTORY CENTER (FHC)
Go to the LDS web site:
LOCATE YOUR NEAREST FAMILY HISTORY CENTER AND ORDER Fiches and Films
You can go to the LDS web site to locate your nearest Family History
Center (FHC) and determine their hours of operation. You will need to
go there in person to order the 1869 Hungarian Census film(s). In
about a month, the film will arrive and you can book a film reader
and begin your research. The above-mentioned fiches #6000786 may
already be on hand but not the census films.
Go to the LDS web site:
4) The church records have been moved to the Slovak Archive in Nitra.
They are NOT at the church. Having established what is available at
the Nitra Archive via fiches #6000786, you have two choices:
a) WAIT, possibly years, until the church records are released by LDS
b) HIRE a researcher to go to the archive and do the work for you.
If you follow the above steps, you will be well on your way and you
will also have a thousand questions.
Ask away. There is much to learn.
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>>> John, how did you manage to get a full address when the system is,as you have said, "broken"? It worked for me only if I put Osuske in
for the town, but not if I used the ATC. This is pretty limited, since
there well could be other "possibles" in the area that are not in
>Well, I didn't explain all my (secret) methods.
> There is ONE relevant (possibly) phone listing in the village.
> Malatinský Jozef
> E.Lehockeho 143,
> 906 12 Hradiste pod Vratnom
> SLOVAK REPLUBLIC
1) I used the Slovak phone look-up page, along with the area code.
2) I used short forms plus wild card, eg: Malat* to ensure that I
covered spelling inconsistencies and the female form.
3) The postal code came from Podrobny Auto Atlas but it can also be had
4) YES, there are other possibles in the area. However, possibilities
probably decline with the fourth root of the distance travelled. At
best, The Adam Theroem = Two Village Rule would apply.
OK, now the secret is out. Now you know all!