Guess what? The Opina microfilms have some information that goes up to the
year 1948. I am not sure where or who it is -- it is section 1 or 2, and my
interest lies in sections 3-5. I can try to figure it out if you are
interested. Looks like a little -- very little -- village parish with only
a handful of events per year. But I was surprised to find it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Maura Petzolt <sabinov@...>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Sabinov
> From: sabinov@... (Maura Petzolt)
> No, it's not a dumb question at all.... however I don't really know the
> answer :)
> In terms of Sabinov I do know the answer, but this may not be true for
> other places. The Sabinov records that are filmed are virtually the
> exact same records you get if you go to Presov archives to search.....
> because I had a researcher check this for me at the Presov archives. The
> only difference is that the microfilmed records go to 1895-1898, and so
> there is a slight gap in the time to 1900, which is when in all of the
> Slovak Republic you must get records via the Embassy and the appropriate
> archive for privacy reasons.
> I have one stray record not in the films, the baptism of my grandmother
> Irene Silhavy which took place in Sabinov in 1898 and is not filmed. All
> I want is the names of her godparents, which may not be listed on the
> government record, so I am having someone I know in Sabinov get that for
> me (hopefully).
> Maybe someone else on the list has a better answer for you on generally
> what is filmed vs what you can access at archives, but I would think
> it's pretty well the same as the Slovak Republic has been very good
> about letting the LDS have access and film their records.
> Wish that were true about the Czech Republic....
> Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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