52 Weeks: Foundations of Western Slavic Genealogy

We took an unconventional route to the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, instead of writing about our ancestors; Slavic Genealogy will be giving tips on Slavic research. January’s theme is Foundations and week ones theme is the same. Many people find research in Eastern Europe impossible but its not always the case. There areContinue reading “52 Weeks: Foundations of Western Slavic Genealogy”

Slovak Baptisms Part 3

This is the third and final installment of my three-part series on how to read Slovak Baptisms. The baptism below was created in 1711 in TurĨiansky Michal. As we can see this baptism was written in a paragraph style. Compared to the form style, this type of baptism can be harder for genealogists who aren’tContinue reading “Slovak Baptisms Part 3”

Slovak Baptisms Part 2

This is the second installment of my three-part series about how to read Slovak Baptisms. The baptism below was created in 1777 in TurĨiansky Michal. Although this baptism is simpler it still contains all the necessary information you will need. I will use the same format as my prior post, you can see below theContinue reading “Slovak Baptisms Part 2”

Slovak Baptisms Part 1

Birth/Baptismal records are by far the most basic genealogical record. A standard Slovak baptismal record will list the date of baptism, name of the baptized, the parents, and sponsors. Some will have more information and some will have less. Record formats are varied based on parish and priest. I’ll be walking through how to readContinue reading “Slovak Baptisms Part 1”