Re: [S-R] overwhelmed by LDS research!
- Hi Vicky,
As Bill T. mentioned try to get a ditigal camera and take pictures. I always take my camera just in case the copier is down. I use to look at the films here in the small mountain town that we live in. This LDS doesnt have anyway of copying the films so I started bringing my camera with me as suggested by a member a few years ago and it worked great. Sometimes I could get better pictures than the copier would do. I now drive 40 miles to view my films where there is a larger LDS Library and can now copy the films which I just love. I still do bring my camera just in case!
Good luck with your research
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Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 5:52 PM
Subject: [S-R] overwhelmed by LDS research!
Finally my microfish came at the LDS family center. It was the area
of Kolackov, where my grandmother came from. My head is spinning, and
I am confused. There doesn't seem to be an order to the records, and
records were written in Latin, Hungarian, Russian and even German. I
found lots of death records, but not birth records. The strange part
is that one section appeared to have Jewish records as they were
German names and German headings. Could that area have had a Jewish
temple? To make things worse, the copier is broken and they won't let
me take the tape to be copied.
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- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Vicky" <hcross888@...> wrote:
> Do you know how to go about getting a birth certificate from the
> Do I send a certain amount of money with a written request?I can only speak for Budkovce and my recent experience. Twenty look
ups in the civic records were specified in Slovak (only) and the cost
was SKK 50 per name. I provided all the known information about each
individual in an Excel spreadsheet format. The recording secretary
was too busy to handle the task while I was present and so the
project was handled later. I am about to receive the results via e-
mail from a local cousin. I left the SKK 1,000 payment while I was in
I would suggest that you use the following request form as a guide.
WRITING FOR SLOVAK RECORDS
For Czech and Slovak research letter writing help, go to:
Click on SEARCH
Click on RESEARCH HELPS
Click on the letter "C"
Scroll to the bottom of the page
Select and print PDF document Czech and Slovak Letter-writing Guide
- why do you need a certificate? Won't the information itself suffice?
Getting an official town document is much more expensive and slower
In any event, write to village mayor. Explain your request and your
relationship to the individual (only direct descendants is the privacy law
Some mayors will respond, some may not. If not, then you'll need someone
to call and sort it out that way. While the laws may be consistent, not
every mayor responds similarly.
On Thu, February 7, 2008 2:16 pm, Vicky wrote:
> Do you know how to go about getting a birth certificate from the town?
> Do I send a certain amount of money with a written request?
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