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Title in the Language of the Record
Slovensko, sčítanie ľudu, 1869
This Collection will include records in 1869.
The collection consists of census records created during the period of the Hungarian Empire. 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.
The census forms in this record are written in both Hungarian and German. Most of the names and information are written in German.
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- Regional archives in Slovakia. "Slovakia, Census, 1869." Regional Archives of Bytča, Banská Bystrica, and Nitra, Slovakia.
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Key genealogical facts found in these census records may include:
- Members of household
- Year and place of birth
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You may have to read around marks made by the clerks who compiled the census data. These marks sometimes obscure the information.
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- 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.
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- 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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(https://www.familysearch.org: 19 June 2012),Tolna > Tolna > Image 9 of 164; Elife (Elise) Tolis, year of birth 1844, Catholic, married; citing Regional Archives of Bytča, Banská Bystrica, and Nitra, Slovakia. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah].