Slovakia Nobility Records

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Nobility records
[Nemességi iratok; Šľachtické písomnosti]

Research use: For individuals who can prove their connection to a line of nobility these records can prove to be very complete and reliable, extending far beyond the keeping of parish registers. Many nobility records can link three to eight generations.

Record type: A variety of records concerning noble families.

Time period: 1400 to 1918.

Contents: Investigations (whether an individual belonged to nobility or not); lists of nobility, genealogical tables, armorials, baptism, marriage, and death certificates, personal family documents and correspondence, wills and testaments, estate records, etc.

Location: Hungarian state archives, Slovak state regional archives, district archives. Many nobility records are included in distinct family collections at the archives.

Population coverage: About 10%.

Reliability: Very reliable.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Slovakia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1991-1999.