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Missing information in the parish records of L'ubotin?

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Re: Missing information in the parish records of L'ubotin?

Posted: 1571174616000
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Thank you for the information, this was very helpful, and looking at the records from Pusztamezo I can definitely see that this applies to a good chunk of the people in the census records that are not in the parish records.

But there is still a very significant chunk missing, still at least 15%, all of which are then Roman Catholic.

A good example of this is the family of my 4th great grandfather Janko Volk. He was born around 1854, and if not for the 1869 census, I would not even know that he existed, and I would have yet another brick wall in the mid 1800s. The census tells me that his parents were Janko Volk, and Susanna Zavaczky, it also tells me they were all Roman Catholic, born in L'ubotin, and gives me several of his siblings.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899K-735T?i...

The only baptism that exists in the L'ubotin records from this family is the youngest daughter Susanna's baptism. I managed to find the marriage record for the parents, they were married in 1849 in L'ubotin, and the marriage record also confirms they were both Roman Catholic and born in L'ubotin. Although according to the marriage record Janko the father was born in 1828, 2 years off from the census record, and Susanna Zavaczky is apparently Elisabeth Zavaczky.

There is literally no baptism of a Susanna Zavaczky, or an Elisabeth Zavaczky throughout the entirety of the 1820s and 1830s in the parish records of L'ubotin. In fact, there is not even a single Elisabeth or Susanna Zavaczky baptized in any of the records from L'ubotin...

As for Janko Volk, the closest I could find is a Janko Volk born in 1824 to Andras Volk and Katarina Marcin, but I have doubts that they would be the same person if the marriage record and census record are consistently 4 to 6 years off from 1824...

At this point, I have no idea what to do, nor do I even fully know what has caused this problem and why such a large number of seemingly Roman Catholics are simply not listed in the Roman Catholic baptism records for the village they were allegedly born in.

To me it seems that from 1787 up to about 1860 there are tons of people that are missing that very well should be there but are not. It starts to let up in the 1860s and get more consistent.

There are also a lot of registers of deaths of people in the Roman Catholic records who were Roman Catholic and who also do not show up in the baptisms, including infants.
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