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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Slovensko, sčítanie ľudu, 1869

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 1869.

A census form lists members of each household with information on their year of birth, relationship to the head of the household, place of birth, religion, and occupation. This census does not cover all of Slovakia, but only those census records in the regional archives of Bytča, Banská Bystrica, and Nitra.

Because the collection consists of census records created during the period of the Hungarian Empire, the census forms in this record are written in both Hungarian and German. Most of the names and information are written in German.

For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Census records usually contain the following information:

  • Members of household
  • Year and place of birth
  • Religion
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

Searching The Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection by image, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "Municipality" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection images one by one, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination

To find an individual in a census, you must know the person’s name and the time period when he or she lived. If there is no index available, you will need to know the county and town. Using the Browse link will enable you to navigate image by image to locate the family or individual.

If the family is not at the expected address, search the surrounding area. Make sure you are searching in the right county or town.

You may have to read around marks made by the clerks who compiled the census data. These marks sometimes obscure the information.

Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:

  • Extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
  • Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.
  • Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household, so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
  • You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
  • Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
  • The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.


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Don't overlook FHL Place Slovakia items or FHL Keyword Slovakia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Slovakia Archives and Libraries.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Hungary, Szlovákia items or FHL Keyword Hungary, Szlovákia items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Hungary Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

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How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]

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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Slovakia, Census, 1869." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Magyar Statisztikai Hivatal.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Slovakia, Census, 1869.