RE: [S-R] Help!- can you read this writing
How do you know she was baptized in 1903? When my Slovak (formerly in
Hungary) grandmother got married, she stated one age, but in tracing her
back to the birth records, she was off by two years. I would suggest you go
back 2 years, and forward 2 years. Exact age didn't mean as much to some of
our ancestors and it does to us today. Do you know for certain she was
baptized in the GC Church? She may have grew up Greek Catholic, but
circumstances may have prevailed and perhaps she was baptized in the RC
church. Good luck,
From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Vicky
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:07 PM
Subject: [S-R] Help!- can you read this writing
I have hit a brick wall in my research. My grandmother was from
Cukolovce in Hungary (now Slovakia) when she immigrated to the US.
Supposedly she was baptized in the Greek Catholic church in February
of 1903. Her name was Eva Cerny. I have copied all the baptism
records of 1903, and I can't see that any of them are her. If anyone
is willing to take a look at double check, I would really appreciate
it. I have posted the photos of the LDS records on Webshots. Here is
If anyone sees Eva Cherny, please let me know!
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- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Vicky" <hcross888@...> wrote:
>Vicky, this is pretty confusing -- I looked at the images and I see RC
> I have hit a brick wall in my research. My grandmother was from
> Cukolovce in Hungary (now Slovakia) when she immigrated to the US.
> Supposedly she was baptized in the Greek Catholic church in February
> of 1903. Her name was Eva Cerny. I have copied all the baptism
> records of 1903, and I can't see that any of them are her. If anyone
> is willing to take a look at double check, I would really appreciate
> it. I have posted the photos of the LDS records on Webshots. Here is
> the link:
> If anyone sees Eva Cherny, please let me know!
records from Kolacskov, and GC records from Davidvagas (now Davidov),
Zemplen county, now district of Vranov nad Toplou. I see that LDS film
#1792027 includes Cukalovce and Davidov... which of your images have
the Csukahaza (Cukalovce) records?
Are you sure that your grandmother was actually from Cukalovce
(Csukahaza), in Zemplen county, today Humenne district? Cukalovce
was/is a village almost entirely inhabited by Rusyns, and the Rusyn
language would not have a surname "Cherny" (Cserny, C~erny) -- it would
have to be C~ornyj (in Hungarian orthography, Csornyi or Csornyj).
The RC records are from Kolockov and the Greek Catholic records are
from Cuklovce. I have the marriage certificate from my grandparents
where my grandmother Eva Cerny (Zamiska) stated that she was baptized
in Cukalovce, Zemplin February 20, 1903. I know that this family was
Greek Catholic because my grandmother would not attend church with my
RC grandfather and she wanted to raise the children Greek Catholic.
I got the baptism date from the marriage certificate. The problem is
that the person who documented births had writing that is very
difficult to read. I can't make out any names that look familiar! It
was frustrating because some of the writing is so beautiful and easy
to read, but I don't even know what language was being written; I
assume it is Hungarian.
You are right that perhaps she wasn't baptized there, but she did