Over the past several years I have spent many happy
hours researching the Markusovce Catholic Church records for my
grandmothers family. Recently several researchers have contacted
me regarding their families from the Markusovce area. This has
led me back to the records to search for additonal family. Therefore
I have made a decision. Over the next year as time permits I will
be extracting birth and marriages from the LDS films, once extracted
I will place these records on my website. This should help other
researchers to locate their families and possibly connect to my
The Church of St. Michal the Archangel drew Roman Catholic
parishioners from Markusovce and many surrounding villages. It
was built near Markusovsky Castle in the 13th century. Ornate
religious artwork and the valuable red marble tombs of the Mariassy
family from the 16th and 17th centuries exist in the interior
of this Gothic structure.
As I extract these records the following information
will be recorded. Baptism/birth records will contain the childs
name, birthdate (when available), baptism date, fathers name,
mothers name (maiden when avaiable) and village of parents. In
regard to the village listings the parish is located in Markusovce,
Slovakia formerly known as Markus-Csepanfalu, Szepes, Hungary,
included are the affilated towns of Cepanovce, Lieskovany, Teplicka,
Rudnany and Porac. Marriage records will contain both the bride
and grooms names, ages and date of marriage, and in the case of
older records the names of the couples parents were also provided.
To see the records click on the link below to visit
the page containing the table for the year you wish to view.
If you would like to search the records yourself, I
have provided the following information. The parish records were
microfilmed by the LDS church and are found on 4 films. Below
are the numbers of the films and a breakdown of which data is
contained on each film. You can order the films to your local
Family History Center for a small fee.
Film #1739644 Entire Film
Krsteni (Baptisms) 1868-1894
Sobaseni (Marriages) 1852-1883
Zomreli (Deaths) 1852-1883
Sobaseni (Marriages) 1883-1896
Zomreli (Deaths) 1883-1896
I have found that when you are looking at the films,
the item number listings use the following terms to refer to the
different types of records: Taufen=Baptisms, Heiraten=Marriages,
SterbeReg.=Deaths. This wil help you if you plan to look at the
films. They are primarily written in Latin, with some Hungarian,
and easy to read. Standardized forms were used for many of the
records. Below I have provided some of the common Latin terms
found in the records.
Posthumus=born after death of father
Locus=place, from this place
Idem= the same
Good luck with your searching and please contact me
if you think we might have a family connection.
Copyright © 2003 by Lisa
Baker - All rights reserved.