Former inscription on the cityhall, Ober-Metzenseifen
Former inscription on the cityhall, Ober-Metzenseifen
Photo: © Dr. Heinz Schleusener/
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This is a non-commercial site, based on data contributed by visitors and researchers. It has two primary objectives:
- The site serves as an introduction to the history and culture of twin Slovakian villages, Unter-Metzenseifen and Ober-Metzenseifen, both as they existed prior to 1900 and as they are now (The current names of the villages are Medzev and Vyšný Medzev) and the neighbouring town Stoß (Stos).
For the casual visitor, there are home page tabs accessing history, handicraft and cultural information, as well as travel and mapping data. These sections are freely available to all visitors.
- It provides support for genealogical researchers whose prior family history is associated with the two Metzenseifen villages. This includes access to birth, marriage, death and cemetery records for the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Since the genealogical data base area also contains a listing of researcher names, addresses and areas of interest, access to this section is restricted for security purposes, to prevent spam and malicious email abuse. Serious researchers can apply for a password and login name by following the procedures in the registration section (please see the Misc. tab.).

Again, we extend our sincere thanks for the data and other information provided by earlier visitors and researchers.

Information/What is new?
07/16/2020: Genealogical links have been updated and supplemented »»
04/23/2020: Search function for literature »»
03/15/2020: Database expanded with new data »»
12/21/2019: Google Maps adapted to the new Google regulations (Section GeoInfo) »»
11/04/2019: Search in the birth list has been improved. »»
10/14/2019: Walter Bistika added as a famous person from Metzenseifen »»
09/23/2019: The help in searching in the LDS microfilms has been extended to other neighboring places of Metzenseifen. Also you can view and correct your own entries. »»
04/28/2019: You can change your email address and delete uploaded pictures »»
12/05/2018: The page is available again after provider change. In case of problems please contact the admin. »»
09/27/2018: The Geopositions page of the visitors is also adapted to the new terms of Google Maps »»
09/26/2018: Enjoy it: GeoInfo pages with Google Maps have been reprogrammed (due to new regulations for using Google Maps) »»
08/29/2018: Some map pages still need to be corrected because of Google Maps changes »»
09/28/2017: New publications on page History -> Recollections -> Documents »»
12/12/2016: New menu item: pictures of other artists on Metzenseifen »»
11/02/2016: New photographs of graves online »»
We remember family
Family of Luis John Gaspar Sr
The  family photo is around 1918: seated left  is Louis John Gaspar, Sr. and  right is Agnes (nee Stark) Gaspar.  Standing immediate left of Louis Sr. is  Albert Steven while between Louis Sr. and Agnes (nee Stark) Gaspar is  Dorothy Alice and standing in rear left to right are Louis John, Jr., Eilzabeth Marie, John Louis and Agnes M.
Genealogical calendar of Metzenseifen 1821
February 1821 
Events for 25. February
Legend: * bir. mar.  + death
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