Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogical Research
Getting Started with Czech, Slovak
and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogical Research
We will have a FAQ on doing genealogical research here. The information is
being built at our Czech and Slovak Genealogical Research Forum.
We invite you to enter the forum and join in the project.
Our Web Search page has a comprehensive
collection of search tools to help you find surnames, villages, families,
and related information. The FAQ will help you learn how to use these
tools and resources.
will locate almost any town or village in central and eastern Europe.
The GEOnet Names Server has over
3,500,000 placenames worldwide. The Gazetteer of Slovakia
lists 10,000 villages and towns in the Slovak Republic.
Searching in Slovakia now lists over 15,000
Slovak surnames. You can add your family names to the list for free.
Slovak SLRP - Slovak Surname Location Reference Project.
The Mormon Church has microfilmed thousands of vital documents from all
over what is now the Slovak Republic. The time periods covered are, as a
general rule, 1800's to 1890's, but with some back to the 1700's and some as
recent as 1910. You can order and view copies of the films at a Family
Look in your telephone book under Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints for the address of an FHC near you. The FHCs are staffed by volunteer
workers experienced in genealogical research. The Centers are open to all.
I have never been given materials promoting the religion or solicited to
join any time I have been in the library.
The FHC records provide the added advantage of being a filmed copy of
the original documents.
While there, you should look up your names in the
International Genealogical Index (IGI) and the Ancestral File (AF). These
are databanks of millions of name from around the World. You may find the
name of a relative or even other people searching the same family line.
The IGI and the AF should be the starting point for those who do not know
or who are unsure of the county (Zupa) or area that their family came from.
These should at least help you to locate the area in what is now the Slovak
Republic where the surnames are most common.
Finding Church Records at the LDS will give you some tips to start
your search of the Parish registers.
Five steps to Getting Started on your Family History.
- Getting Started
The Czech and Slovak Book Shop
Comprehensive collection of books on the history and customs of the Czech and Slovak
Republics and general genealogy.
if you would like to add your information for beginners to this page.
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