Slovenia Military Records
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City of Ljubljana and its suburbs
Research use: Serve as a census substitute for males.
Record type: Military record.
General: Military service lasted for a lifetime several hundred years ago, was reduced to seven years from empress Maria Theresia and to three by the late nineteenth century. An additional two years was added on to the three years for those caught trying to evade the draft. Recruits were normally between 21-23 years of age.
Time period: 1700-1945.
Contents: Name of recruit or conscript, year and place of birth, religion, marital status, literacy, father’s name, place of residence, height, date service began, name of regiment.
Location: Archive of Slovenia, regional archives.
Population coverage: 20-50% depending on the period of time.
Aufnahmsbogen is the oldest preserved census in the Historical Archive Ljubljana made for military purposes. It is available on microfilms through the Family History Library. These eligibility ledgers cover people who then lived within the area of the 17th consription district and comprises the City of Ljubljana (capitol of Slovenia, formerly Laibach in the Krain province of the Austrian Empire) and its suburbs: Gradišče [Gradischa], Kapucinsko [Kapuzina], Karlovsko [Karlstädt], Karolinsko [Karolinengrund], Krakovsko [Krakau], Kurjavas [Hühnerdorf], Poljansko [Pollana], Sv. Petr [Sct. Peters], Trnovsko [Tirnau]. Note: German place names in parentheses.
The headings of the census forms are written in German. One census form was completed for each individual family. The first five columns contain personal data about householders or family members of specific families. The rest of the form is for military purposes and it contains so called eligibility ledgers.
The census forms were filled out in succession by house numbers, first of the City of Ljubljana, followed by the census forms of houses in the Ljubljana suburbs. The first five columns are of most relevance: house number, name of the owner of the house, name of the resident (including relationship to the head of the household), year of birth(occasionally also day and month) and profession.
Personal name index to the Aufnahmsbogen is available on FHL INTL Film 2236711 Item 2. Persons are listed alphabetically by surname, then follows their given name, birth year (sometimes exact date of birth) and residence.
Conscription elaborat 1846
Conscription Elaborat refers to various conscription documents for the 17th conscription district such as summary sheets etc.
Conscriptionsliste 1849-1850, 1852-1853
This set of records contains conscription lists for males, 20-30 years old, living in the City of Ljubljana and its suburbs. The forms were filled out first for the city and then for the suburbs. Each section is divided into age catagories according to the year of birth. Each category was filled out in sucession by house numbers. Conscription is an involuntary military recruitment.
Example: Forms filled out in 1849 include males 20-30 years old. Each section is divided into 11 age categories. 1st category lists all males born in 1829, 2nd category lists males born in 1828 and so forth until the last, 11th category lists those born in 1819.
Register obveznikov 1815-1921
This set of records contains various military conscription rolls for Ljubljana. Some years may be missing. The format changes with the time period. Text is in German and Slovenian. Some text is also in Cyrillic alphabet. A variety of personal documents can be found throughout the collection.
Early conscription forms were made in the 1815-1858 time period and are not organized in any specific chronological order. Men listed are usually around 20 years of age. Below are few samples of the forms:
Militia registration forms list men eligible for military service. These forms list all men born in the 1856-1929 time period. Included in the set are also more recent forms. Below are few samples of the forms:
Recruiting lists list men eligible for military service in the 1867-1921 time period. Below are few samples of the forms:
Vojni ujetniki 1942-1945
This set of records contains identification cards of Slovene prisoners of war from WWII. Forms are preprinted in Italian and information is mostly typed in Italian, Slovenian and German. Some forms include a photograph. I rare cases, there may be other documents attached. Arrangement is alphabetical.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Slovenia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1999.