Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mistakes in parish books

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  1. Thank you for your article. Very helpful, as always. One question: What do you mean by the statement "It becomes more complicated if surnames "after the roof" are used"?
    Thank you!

    1. Kathi, I have added a link to older blog post about surnames "after the roof" to the post. Check it - explanation there.

  2. Working on this problem even now. So you say the correct mother would be the one on the baptism record. Subsequent "mothers" would be only a wife of the father?

  3. The surnames after the roof are driving me crazy. ;) I have one woman who is being called by three different surnames, and I'm still not sure which one is right. (Two are in the grandchildren's birth records and yet a third one in her marriage record/record of her own children.)

    If you are looking for a topic to post on sometime, could you talk a bit about serf occupations on an estate? Specifically, which kinds of occupations would mean staying in one village, which ones would require moving frequently (I have some shepherds in my background, and I *think* it's the same couple having children in several villages on the estate), and which ones would cause someone to travel a bit before settling down as a master. Or if you don't have time, if you can recommend a good book or article to understand this. :)

  4. This is so interesting! It is also very helpful in my genealogy research in the Ruda/Cikov area of South Moravia. I have seen examples of what you are talking about. Thank you for doing this blog. Sandy from Omaha, Nebraska.