Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I wish you a good start in the new year. Let's hope that this one will be at least a bit better than the previous one.


  1. Wonderful new year to you!!!!!

  2. And a Happy New Year it is! Today I stumbled across CZECH GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS; what a gem! I am no longer a beginner, but there is a great deal I don't know and have much to learn.

    But first, some simple things. Your list of occupations is great. I have figured out most of them on my own, but your list confirmed several I had questions about and gave me a couple I hadn't found. I have a couple of occupations that I am not sure about that don't appear on your list.

    The first appears to be written výmink or výminka. I got the feeling one time that it meant like a clerk in a store. Or,could this be výměnkář? Then, if it is, what is "výměnkář". I found an internet reference that equated it to "retired peasant." I think it also has something to do with a life estate in a house on a farm. Can you help me understand?

    The second is pastor gregis; which I think is shepherd of sheep farmer. Am I close?

    Thanks for your help on this. I will contact you later on some in-depth research.

    Thank you,
    --- Larry