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The Population of the Greek Catholic Parish Baljci 1858–1919

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The Greek Catholic Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Baljci was founded in 1832. Initially, there were mass conversions of Eastern Orthodox locals to the Catholic faith. However, in the mid–19th century the number of Greek Catholics in Baljci began to decrease. The main reasons for this are the return to Eastern Orthodoxy, emigration — especially to the northern region of Croatia — and birth rates being lower than death rates. Due to the large number of temporary emigrants and certain administrative difficulties with the return to Eastern Orthodoxy, there were differences in Orthodox and Greek Catholic data with respect to the numbers of parishioners. According to studies of archival sources, the number of Greek Catholic parishioners in Baljci during the 19th. century was calculated then for the first time in history. Data refers to the time span beginning with the founding of the parish up until 1890. The data was based on reports by priests, the State of Souls (Status Animarum) and parish statistics. The causes for a numerical decrease in the community were analysed, as well as data obtained from the Registry of Births and Deaths between 1858 and 1890. An analysis of personal names was carried out which revealed that a change in the popularity of certain names has occurred over the past decades.

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Baljci, Greek Catholic, Dalmatia, Križevci

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