Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Slovakia may just be the key to extending your Slovak ancestry. We have genealogists in Slovakia that can help!
Challenges in Slovakia Genealogy Research
Slovak records are organized on the local level, so identifying the town of origin is essential, before conducting any research in Slovakia. Slovak genealogical research is conducted primarily in church records, so identifying the religion of the family is also important. Many church records are available online, along with the 1869 census, which was taken by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and covered the whole population. For more minority religions (not Roman Catholic), some records are still held in the regional archives. Other types of records such as land or property records are also held in the archives and must be accessed in person. More recent civil registration records from the 20th century are still held in the local offices and are subject to privacy laws.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have Slovak ancestry, our professionals can track down the city/town of origin of your ancestors, determine where that location actually is today, and identify where the records for that place are currently kept. Our onsite agents can then visit that location to obtain any documents that are needed.
Onsite Archive Access in Slovakia
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories, and libraries in Slovakia to help track down the records you need to extend your Slovak family history:
- Archives Portal Europe
- Slovak National Archives