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RE: [S-R] Re: Vaclav Szalenka query

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  • Julie & Kevin
    Hi, Here is the Family History Center site , to get one near you just enter your country in the box provided... http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
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      Here is the Family History Center site , to get one near you just enter your country in the box provided... http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp look in the section under centers near you.

      Julie B

      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Sylvia Ofei-Kwatia
      Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 8:12 AM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Vaclav Szalenka query

      Thanks John - this is very helpful. Sorry, the religion was Roman - Catholic for both. Unfortunately, I live in UK - how would I go about ordering the films? I suspect the films are only available 'in person' - is there any service or anyone who I can ask to view the films on my behalf?

      Again, thank you for your help.

      Kind regards, Sylvia

      --- On Wed, 24/2/10, John <johnqadam@... <mailto:johnqadam%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

      From: John <johnqadam@... <mailto:johnqadam%40yahoo.com> >
      Subject: [S-R] Re: Vaclav Szalenka query
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Wednesday, 24 February, 2010, 14:04

      >>> marriage certificate for:
      Marriage dated: 26 November 1848
      Groom: Vaclav Szalenka (from Psare) [sic]
      Bride: Maria Vaszarakova (from Tlmace)
      . . . This is as far as I traced my oldest ancestor. I am now trying to find out when/where Vaclav was born, if he had any siblings and his parents' names. <<<

      1) You must specify the RELIGION in order to proceed.
      2) Tlmace is 10 km NW Levice; Psiare is 4.5 km north of Tlmace.
      For basic research help, be sure to visit Bill Tarkulich’s excellent site at http://www.iabsi. com/gen/public/

      FamilySearch Wiki has a Slovakia Portal page where you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Slovak records of genealogical value. https://wiki. familysearch. org/en/Portal: Slovakia

      4) A GREAT place to start would be the 1869 Hungarian Census, avbailable on film at your nearest LDS Family Histry Center (FHC).

      Tolmács (Tlmače) Film #2199562 Item 3
      Peszér (Hronský Beňadik, Psiare) Film #2201275 Item 7

      The census films will tell you about everybody in each house in 1869.

      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: http://www.familyse arch.org/ Eng/Library/ FHLC/frameset_ fhlc.asp The church records cover baptisms (krsteni), marriages (sobeseni) and deaths (zomreli).

      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.

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