Need help finding Spisske Vlachy, Slovakia Roman Catholic church records for 1844-1851
I can't seem to be able to find Roman Catholic church records for Spisske Vlachy between 1844 and 1851. I've checked "Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935", and although a collection exists which should include these years, there's nothing there. Baptism, marriage, and death records all jump from 1843 to 1852, but there is a handwritten note at the end of each section of records, below the last entry for 1843. It's difficult to make out what it says, but I believe it's in Latin. I think the message in the baptism records translates to something like "the following years: 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, & 1851 Baptized see in the matrix of the Hungarian district...". No idea what that would mean, or if I even have it correctly translated. As I already mentioned, there is a similar handwritten note at the end of 1843 records for marriages and deaths.
The specific collection is Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935 -> Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) -> Spišská Nová Ves -> Spišské Vlachy -> Baptisms, marriages, deat...elstvá, úmrtia) 1810-1896.
Does anyone know where the 1844-1851 records can be found? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Below are images of the 3 notes.
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Type Spisske Vlachy in place box
Type 1844 and 1852 in respective date boxes
This should take you to the desired records
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
@rothesian, that presupposes several things: that the records exist, and have been indexed, and have the place correct in the index.
In this case, those assumptions break down right at the beginning: according to the catalog, those years are missing.
I'm not certain of all of the word endings (where all the grammar is), but my reading of the Latin is:
Sequentium annorum 1844-1851 baptisatos vide in matricis districti hungarici; - anni vero 1852 sequitis ipsui.
Matricis sequentium annorum: 1844-1851 vide in districto hungarico Protocollo; anni vero 1852 Matrica sequitis in ad verso folio.
Sequentium annorum: 1844-1851 Matricas vide in districto hungarico protocollo; anni vero 1852 sequitis in ad verso folio.
Which basically comes out to something like "for the years 1844-1851, see the register of the Hungarian district; the year 1852 starts on the next page."
I haven't found an actual law, but I can say from observation that something happened in the mid-1840s that caused many church registers to switch to Hungarian for a time. This trend was abruptly and nearly-universally reversed in 1851/52. It sounds like the clerk or priest in Szepesolaszi entered those years in a separate register, and it was apparently lost or filed elsewhere in the following century.2