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Re: Digest Number 128

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  • John
    ... Were there any Hungarian census for this period? The only information I was able to obtain about my grandfather (b1861) and great grandfather (b1812) was
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 1999
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      >Thanks very much, Joe. I find these medieval expressions fascinating, and
      >sure they would have shifted their meanings over time like everything else.
      >But I still want to know -- if serfdom survived in Slovakia until the
      >1840's, who are the serfs? Where are the serfs? How can we tell a serf
      >from a peasant in these records? A landless tenant is not necessarily a
      >serf, and after the 1840's can't be a serf. Seems logical to me that a serf
      >is attached to an estate, so when one shows up in the church records, it
      >might mention that he or she "belongs" to someplace or other.

      Were there any Hungarian census for this period? The only information I was
      able to obtain about my grandfather (b1861) and great grandfather (b1812) was
      in 1869 census.

      Janko
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