Slovakia Genealogy Research Strategies
Common Place-Name Terminology
Due to the continual change of place names in this region, it often becomes confusing to locate villages over time. This list contrasts the various prefixes and other words often found in place names. I have selected the most commonly used languages for this region.
Many villages such as "Dolne Behynce", "Horne Behynce" and "Stredne Behynce", while nearby each other, may be uniquely separate settlements and may or may not have their records stored separately.
Over time a prefix or suffix may have been added or removed to the village name. When checking alphabetically arranged lists, be certain to check for all possibilities.
Russian/Ukrainian and Rusyn/Rusnak/Ruthenian are written in Cyrillic alphabets and place names can't be easily transliterated to English spellings.
Many thanks to Frank Kurchina and from SLOVAK-ROOTS mailing list for his contributions of various words. Thanks to Joe for his linguistic corrections. Thanks to West Howard for the German Terminology.
Please note: Words are displayed with and without diacritical (accent) marks to aid users who cannot properly display foreign character sets.
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