Re: Village birth records - after microfilms
- I spoke the priest in my family's village and was told that the
Communist gov't moved all the records out of the village churches in the
1950's. This is why the Matrika was established. (maybe the only good
thing the communists did).
It is also possible that the records may have been destroyed; i.e. fire,
I have been to the Okresni Archive in Nizny Sebastiova, outside of
Presov on the highway to Kapusany. I found most of the records I was
looking for a village in Zemplin and 2 others in Saris.
I did look at the actually record books and not micro-film/fische. There
were books missing from my villages also.