Re: Questions on mariage record
1. This just means son of Jan. Slovak is an inflected language. Notice that this writer puts the father's first name in the genitive case, so that it says Pavel Bician is the child of Jan Bician. Notice in the names above where the father's name is Stefana, etc.. This too is the genitive case. Janovi is descriptive genitive form.
2. Yes, Rodiska just means birthplace.
3. I am not sure exactly what this abbreviation is, but it clearly means "this place" which in this case, is Myava. Otherwise he indicates if it is another village.
4. They are witnesses and godparents. Though one should not attach too much meaning to the godparent. They were usually friends or neighbors, but did not participate in raising a child.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "andersonshop" <andersonshop@...> wrote:
> First, I want to thank everyone who has posted questions and and a special thanks those who have answered. I have been a sponge for some time, soaking up the knowledge and finding answers to my questions - until now.
> For the most part I have been able to decipher the Baptism, Marriage and Death records, but I need help with the marriage record of Pavel Bician and Katerina Michalec, January 14, 1902, in Myjava. The link follows:
> 1.I know after the groom's name there is usually his father's first name and his mother's maiden name. What does the fro and the Janovi mean? I don't remember seeing the ovi at the end of a name. The fro is also in the bride's parents'information.
> 2. What is the meaning of rodiska in the column heading? The closest I have come up with is, maybe, birthplace.
> 3. In the next column for house number, what is written above the 997? I know the bride was from Stara Tura and see that for her information, but I don't know what the Heop refers to. Two years later when a child is born to these parents the house number is Myjava 997.
> 4. Just a general birth record question for the Evangelical records. Are the witnesses of a baptism just witnesses or are they godparents?
> Thank you in advance for any help.