Slovakia Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records

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Before finding your ancestor in the records, you will need to know:

  • The actual name of an ancestor
  • The date of birth, marriage, and death (can be estimated)
  • The place of origin
  • The religion of an ancestor

Click here if you are missing any of the above listed information.

Find your ancestor in the records

The best sources of genealogical information in Slovakia are the church records kept by the local parishes. The Family History Library has microfilmed records from all regional archives in Slovakia. Use the FamilySearch Catalog to determine what records are available for the locality.

Some of the Slovak vital records are now available on the Internet. Click here for Slovakia Church Books, 1592-1910.

Research by mail

If the records you want are not available through the Family History Library or online they may be available through the individual Slovak regional archives. Please refer to the Letter Writing Guide for detailed information. Remember to enclose photocopies of any old documents or mementos that you may have.