Re: birth records for Cadca:
Bummer--I just returned that microfilm a month ago! I could have looked
them up for you.
The FHC microfilm number is 1978903. It covers Cadca baptisms for
1835-1896 (among other things)--my grandmother was born there in 1886. The
years around 1886 are very clearly written and well microfilmed (lucky you!).
You might also want to order film 1978904, which has Cadca marriages from
1787-1902. If the earliest child was born 1880, I'd start looking in 1880
and work backwards.
To find the microfilm numbers for a given town, do the following:
go to www.familysearch.org
click on custom search
click on family history library catalog
click on place search
type in "Cadca <part of> Slovakia"
click on the highlighted town name
click on church records (vs. Jewish records)
click on highlighted words
click on "view film notes"; it will then tell you which film numbers cover
Joe Armata, one of our most helpful list members, sent me the following a
>For Cadca, it has:
>"Cadca is the administrative, commercial, cultural, and social
>center of Kysuce. It arose in the second half of the 16th century.
>It's mentioned in the year 1598 as Chateza on territory belonging
>to the Strecno estate. In the 18th century it became a county town
>with market privileges, and the seat of the border station. It lies
>at 420 m above sea level, where the northern border of the
>Javorniky hills meet with the Slovak Beskyd hills, in the upper
>Kysuca river valley. It has 55 sections and 2 large affiliated
>villages (Horelica with 23 settlements and Cadecka with 9
>settlements). The inhabitants earned a living in the past by
>farming, shepherding, wood processing, tinkering, peddling, sawmill
>work, and the railroad. Today most work at industrial concerns and
>farming. The population in 1869 was 3227, in 1970 it was 15,435,
>and in 1980 23,576. Cadca has many cultural monuments, such as a
>Baroque church from 1735, a synagogue from 1864, and various
>memorial plaques of cultural noteworthies who worked in Kysuce (Dr.
>Ivan Halek, Peter Jilemnicky, Janko Kral, Jan Palarik, Ondris
>Jariabek, and others). In the near environs of the town are sports
>and tourist facilities. The town hosts the folklore ensemble
Hope this is helpful; go order that microfilm and have fun!
At 01:21 PM 1/5/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Adam Gabris and Eva Strba came to the U.S. with their children in 1899
>through NY. (We have found them on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
>passenger list). From Census material we know that they lived in Louisiana
>for a short time before settling in St. Louis, Missouri. Their children,
>born in Slovakia, were Joseph b. 1880, Adam b. 1881, Louis b. 1887, and
>John b.1895 (Josephine was born in the U.S.). The family story is that
>we came from Cadca (they said it was pronounced like cha-cha).
>Adam's father's name is possibly Joseph. Eva's parents names are possibly
>Michael Strba and Eva Panac or Panric. (From Death Certificates).
>That's where we get stuck...
>Thanks to the archives on the list, I have found out about FHCs (and the
>translation pages for birth, mar, and death) and the Slovak embassy site
>which will be helpful (we will try to get a birth certificate on my
>Interested in any info on Cadca, how do I figure out Catholic churches
>in Cadca (will that be obvious when I look up Cadca at FHC?), and any
>suggestions on things we might be missing.