Re: Clarity please: Records and border changes
- I'm the original poster.
Out of sheer frustration, I contacted Bratislava civil records on the 16th
August. Today, 18th August, just 2 days later, they replied.
I only asked them what documentation they required for formal requests and a
surname and date of birth that my family knew of.
You see, I've already transcribed entries from LDS from 1697 to 1880, but
out of 6 possible branches of Marafko, no-one alive knows which one is the
This is what they replied:
V��en� p�n Peter Martyn,
V matrike sob��en�ch (druhopis) R. kat farsk�ho �radu Mostov� sme
�e Karol Maraffk� sa o�enil v obci Mostov� /Hidaskurth/ d�a 26. okt�bra
1892 s J�liou Maraffk�, vdovou po �tefanovi Modr�dskom /Modr�dsky/.
Z �dajov sob��neho z�znamu sme zistili, �e Karol Maraffk� sa narodil
v obci Mostov� d�a 23. septembra 1862. Jeho rodi�ia boli �tefan
Maraffk� a M�ria Lukovi�ov� /Lukovics/.
J�lia Maraffk�-v� sa narodila v obci Mostov� d�a 15. janu�ra 1867.
Prv� raz sa vydala za �tefana Modr�dskeho.
V pr�pade, �e m�te z�ujem o matri�n� doklad/matri�n� doklady
alebo o genealogick� v�skum, vr��te po�tou na adresu n��ho
arch�vu vyplnen� tla�ivo (Application), ktor� V�m v pr�lohe
They included an attachment for a formal request of certificates.
If you can't read it, then I can say that it includes enough info for me to
connect my known family history to the public domain records of the LDS.
I am extremely pleased and overjoyed!
I've also done a lot of background work on the origin of the family name
with good results as well.
The Slovak civil records are not available online, though their titles are.
Just by providing them the book they should look at, they came up with the
Great service! I thanked them profusely in Slovak, Magyar and English!!!
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