Re: [S-R] Re: Polacek
- Using the following www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/ FHLC/frameset_ fhlc.asp doesn't get me to LDS web site and church records.....I get 2 Slovak Roots msgs, the Chula Vista Genealogy Society and a Jewish Roots organization. ??????
--- On Fri, 2/27/09, johnqadam@... <johnqadam@...> wrote:
From: johnqadam@... <johnqadam@...>
Subject: [S-R] Re: Polacek
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009, 5:37 AM
>>> born abt 1829, in Sarriska Trstena, Slovakia and he died in
November 1889 in Zelmanovce, Slovakia. He was married to Susanna
Gabanyi who was born 1816 in Velky Saris, and also died in the same
village Zelmanovce in 1889. <<<
Have you researched the church records at your local LDS Family
History Center? The very informative 1869 Hungarian Census is also
available for those villages.
CHURCH RECORDS AT LATTER DAY SAINTS (MORMON) LDS FAMILY HISTORY
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
LOCATE YOUR NEAREST FAMILY HISTORY CENTER AND ORDER FILM
You can go to the Latter Day Saints (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.
TRANSLATION OF HEADERS IN CHURCH RECORDS
Go to http://www.bmi net/~latin/ for help with church record
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>>> Using the following www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_ fhlc.asp doesn't get me to LDS web site and church
Try it again