Hi; I am new to this forum, and hope to at least find some interesting leads on what to do next.
I am currently researching the areas of Znorovy (Vnorovy), Liderovice, and Zarazice in Southern Moravia.
The surnames I am directly researching include: STUDENKA, JANICEK, KONECNY, MALAR, GAZAREK, CHUDIK. I have found some success with the actapublica.eu website, but find deciphering the handwriting very difficult at times.
I have also posted some photos of (mostly) unknown individuals on my page; I hope to find someone who can identify at least one of these people, since they were obviously important to at least one of my family members at one time.
I look forward to ensuing discussions!
Hello, Catherine: I read your posting with great interest. Most of my research is in Vnorovy and Liderovice. Some of the families in my tree (distant) are Studenka, Konecny and Gazarek. ( I must have screwed up my first reply to you). I don't know where it went. Which pages and which entries in Actapublica were giving you trouble? I can take a look at them and try to decipher the writing. Looking forward to conversing with you.
Hi Tom; we have conversed regarding the STUDENKA line before via e-mail; good to hear from you again!
Regarding the Actapublica records, I am really having issues with deciphering the records before 1860 in general. I find the handwriting to be smaller, less-legible (in general), and sometimes in what appears to be an "old" German. It is really the legibility issue that frustrates me, because I think I have located the baptismal record for my great, great-grandfather, Filip STUDENKA, in the Liderovice records, but I can't read most of it! If you care to take a look for me sometime when you have a chance, the record at which I am looking is found in the Baptismal Records of Liderovice, Moravia (1785-1853), p.136 (image#69--last record on 1st page). I would really appreciate a 2nd set of eyes on this one.
Thanks, and, again, it is good to hear from you; I continue to post all I find on the STUDENKA family on the Rootsweb site, and hope to have more records translated soon.
(P.S.: any of the photos on my page look familiar? I think some may be STUDENKAs, but not sure which.)