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31704Re: House numbers

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  • Greg
    May 5, 2011
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      Susan:

      I had a different experience.

      One issue I always had was how 30 people would all live in one house in a small village in Slovakia according to parish registers.

      Maros Krajnak tracked down the house for us and it wasn't cabin but more of a manor house.

      Plenty of room for 30 occupants.

      Greg


      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Susan Durisek" <durisek@...> wrote:
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      > I would add that after finding the supposed house number for where my grandfather was born in a city in Slovakia, and going to visit the family there which ended up not being my family at all, that sometimes the house numbers ... perhaps especially in areas where there are lots of kopanice or rural settlements nearby... need to be carefully scrutinized. If your house number has a notation like "streda" or "kop" or some other letter other than c~ (~cislo), you may be in for a fun wild goose chase through the countryside looking for rural numbered homes. For me, it was a delightful process. Helene...remember the goose lady? I think you were with me that day! Smiles... Zuzka D.
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: helene cincebeaux
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:54 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] House numbers
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      > Often the numbers have been changed over the years, sometimes more than once.
      > But the older people remember.
      > Usually the mayor's office has records.
      >
      > I think the different color indicates something a bit different - the blue or
      > black is the house number; the red is the fire number (to aid in finding a house
      > quickly) BECAUSE
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      > when people moved they took their house number along and so sometimes there is
      > no rhyme or reason to the house numbers - #2 could be next to 371. Once i spent
      > hours in a fairly small village looking for a surname and a house number -
      > everyone kept asking me the person's nick name which i didn't know.
      >
      > This reflects my experiences in a lot of Slovak villages.
      >
      > helene
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Plichta <plichta@...>
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sat, April 30, 2011 9:15:59 PM
      > Subject: RE: [Slovak-World] Gbely households
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      > Pam,
      >
      > More than likely you will find the house numbers.
      >
      > In some villages, the houses have been renumbered but the old numbers are
      > still on the house. The new numbers are a different color. As I recall the
      > change was made because originally the numbers were issued in the date
      > sequence that the houses were built, i.e., in chronically order. But
      > because the villages have grown in size it was necessary to renumber the
      > houses in sequence along the main streets.
      >
      > Enjoy,
      >
      > Frank Plichta
      >
      > "Searching the World for PLICHTAs"
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      > From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Pamela White
      > Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:20 PM
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Slovak-World] Gbely households
      >
      > In the old church records they refer to people belonging to households.
      > For example, the Lorenc line I am researching is house #240
      > do they still use that system today?
      > If I went to Slovakia could I find that house 240?
      >
      > I have no Slovak blood but married a very americanized 1/4 slovak man and he
      > knew nothing of his slovak history.
      > I have searched for years and am now finding many things!
      > Pam
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