For those interested in getting LDS microfilms of Slovak church records: I
received a very kind reply on my answering machine from a lady named Sylvie
at the international desk of the LDS headquarters in Salt Lake City. She
had a lovely accent and is the resident expert on things Czech, Ukrainian,
and Slovak. Apparently, the records from south-central Slovakia are housed
in Banska Bystrica. By the way, she pronounced it Bystrika -- is that
She said that they stopped at the letter G but received permission to
continue filming. So, since I want records from Klenovec and possibly
Hnus~t'a, -- what a joy to hear someone pronounce that -- I should call back
in six months.
I also learned that the on-line Family History catalog is usually months out
of date, so if you are looking for some place and can't find it, call the
800 number at Salt Lake City and ask them to find the microfilm number.
That's 1-800- 453-3860, extension 2881.