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Re: KOTASEK Surname - does anyone recognize this name?

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  • johnqadam
    ... Slovakia. TAGS: Kotasek,Papalas
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 18, 2008
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      >>> My grandparents on my fathers' side came from Markusovce,
      Slovakia. TAGS: Kotasek,Papalas <<<

      BASIC RESEARCH HELP
      For basic research help, be sure to visit Bill Tarkulich's excellent
      site at http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/

      CHURCH RECORDS AT LATTER DAY SAINTS (MORMON) LDS FAMILY HISTORY
      CENTER (FHC)
      The Mormons have been microfilming historic vital records worldwide
      for decades as part of their mission. The Mormons make their
      collection available to anyone for viewing at their Family History
      Centers (FHC). The microfilms are stored in Salt Lake City. When you
      visit a center, you can "rent" a microfilm, by paying a small fee
      (abt. $5 per film). The center will order the film on your behalf and
      notify you when it arrives at their center. You can then use reserve
      the microfilm readers to view these records.

      There's one more thing to keep in mind about the FHC. For the most
      part, the FHC volunteers will know NOTHING about research in Slovakia
      or about the contents of the films. The volunteer may know about
      his/her own heritage, but that is about it. That's where you need
      groups like this to point you in the right direction.

      When searching for genealogical information, knowing the birth
      village is paramount because records are organized by village not
      nationally, so it is not possible to search on a national basis. It
      is also necessary to know the religion. To locate church records for
      Slovakia, knowing the village/town name, go to the LDS web site:
      www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp The church
      records cover baptisms (krsteni), marriages (sobeseni) and deaths
      (zomreli).

      LDS has church Roman Catholic parish registers of baptisms,
      marriages, deaths and confirmations for Markušovce, Slovakia;
      formerly Márkus-Csépánfalu, Szepes, Hungary 1697-1919.

      LOCATE YOUR NEAREST FAMILY HISTORY CENTER AND ORDER FILM
      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 film(s). In about a month, the film
      will arrive and you can book a film reader and begin your research.
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