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Known Issues

The Slovakia, Prešov Region Church Books (Hungarian Place Names), 1592-1906 collection was recently removed from FamilySearch.org. The only version of this collection that will be available will be the Slovak version of the place names.

Trhoviste (Slovakian)/Vasarhely (Hungarian): C. 1296, 1300, 1301, 1302 all belong under Greek Catholic, not Roman Catholic. 'Bartfa/Bardojov' (Jewish Records). Digital images of this portion of the collection are currently restricted by contract from displaying.


NOTE: To search by the Hungarian place-name, not the Slovakian one, click on the link to see the Conversion Table of Historic Hungarian Names to Corresponding Slovakian Names.

Question #1: I get a message “Image not Available” for some of the records even when I am signed in. How can I view these records?
Answer #1: At FamilySearch online, Birth, Marriage and Death Records cannot be shown until they are 100 years old. If a film contains any item past the cut-off date, the contents of the entire film will be restricted. The restricted films through the Catalog are also not available because of the cut-off dates.

If any record on a digital folder contains, for example birth records from the last 100 years, the entire digital folder is restricted.

The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not a record set or locality is restricted from online viewing because of cut off dates, FamilySearch can verify which films are restricted. You can request this service by contacting FamilySearch at support@familysearch.org.

Question #2: Some images appear as duplicates or missing. Can I still find these images?
Answer #2: Identified, duplicated or missing images will not necessarily be fixed. The following problem has been identified as one that cannot be fixed:
Roman Catholic>Šaľa> Žihárec>Deaths (Úmrtia) 1884-1891 (Inv. č. 2857: Pages 27 & 28 and 747 are duplicate images. Pages 29 and 30 are missing.

Question #3: Some of the localities which are currently found in the Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 have incorrect place names, types of records or date ranges. Can those be corrected? How can I locate the correct information?
Answer #3: FamilySearch strives to create accurate localities but with the changing jurisdictions over time, language changes and movement of records, it is sometimes difficult. We are happy to make corrections to any documented requests.

If you cannot find the records in the online collection, you can search the Family History Library Catalog.

  1. In the ‘Search’ box; select Place-Name and enter the locality.
  2. Click Search - You should come to a list of collections, from which you can choose the best matches to your search.
  3. Scroll down to the list of films which shows types of records and date ranges.
  4. Click on the blue film number to the right of the item you select and it will take you to a page with instructions on how to order the film to the nearest FamilySearch Center.
  5. You may also search the catalog for smaller towns or localities by using Keyword(s) instead of Place Name in the instructions above.

Question #4: How can I find the records when the municipality is not listed in the County?
Answer #4: When a particular county appears to be missing, you may want to check first in the near-by provinces. If you do not find the county that way, you can use the Catalog Search using the ‘Keyword(s)’ box and putting the town or county in the search box (See Answer #1 above). Some examples of misplaced records include:

The following records are in the county noted:

  • Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Bánovce and Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Bánovce nad Bedravou are the same county
  • Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Bánovce > Halá Hradná, and Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Bánovce > Malé Hoste belong in the County of Bánovce nad Bedravou
  • Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Kralupy nad Vltavou > Kamenný Most should be Slovakia > Nové Zámky > Kamenný Most
  • Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Dolnie Vašardice > Lukáčovce should be Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Nitra > Lukáčovce
  • Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Greek Catholic Church Records > Greek Catholic (Grécko-katolícká cirkev)> Stará Ľubovňa > Starina > Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1845-1868 (Inv. č. 1156) are actually in the province of Snina
  • Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Levice > Bohunice should be Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Trnava > Bohunice

Bajerovce and Nizna Sebastova can be found in the following: Slovakia > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Sabinov > Sarisske Dravce. The smaller towns have not been separated out.

Question #5: Sometimes when I am searching records for small parishes, I cannot find them. How should I search for these records?
Answer #5: Many records of smaller parishes were registered in the parish found in a larger town nearby. The larger town will contain records for a number of small parishes. This requires searching through the images to locate the correct area.

Another way to search would be to use a Keyword search of the catalog (See Answer #1 above), and use the information in the film notes to help you find the larger towns.

Question #6: It can be confusing when I search for records and I know I want page 175 and yet it is on image 88. How can I know where to search?
Answer #6: There are 2 sets of numbers that could be used as the Reference number. One set appears at the top left and right hand corners of each page. The other set appears at the bottom, right hand corner of the right hand page and is the number for the two pages on the image. When there are multiple sets of numbers and both run sequentially through the volume, indexers are allowed to choose which set of numbers to use.

Question #7: I notice when I am searching this collection that a number of types of images and year ranges are incorrect, causing confusion. Is there a way I can find the correct types of images and year ranges?
Answer #7: The incorrect types of images and year ranges may be found in the table below (Highlighted areas indicated what has changed):

As listed online… Should be…
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Myjava > Kostolné > Baptisms (Krsty) 1805-1838 (Inv. č. 1168) Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Myjava > Kostolné > Baptisms (Krsty) 1805-1838 (Inv. č. 1168)
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Myjava > Kostolné > Marriages (Manželstvá) 1805-1849 (Inv. č. 1168) Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Myjava > Kostolné > Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Myjava > Kostolné > Baptisms (Krsty) 1805-1838 (Inv. č. 1168)
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Senec > Kostolná pri Dunaji > Baptisms (Krsty) 1711-1717 (Inv. č. 1158) and Baptisms (Krsty) 1784-1804 (Inv. č. 1167) Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Myjava > Kostolné > Baptisms (Krsty) 1711-1717 (Inv. č. 1158) and Baptisms (Krsty) 1784-1804 (Inv. č. 1167)
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Giraltovce > Hanušovce nad Topľou Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Vranov nad Topľou > Hanušovce nad Topľou
Only two of the sets of images belong in the:

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 >Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Modrý Kameň > Želovce > Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1744-1777 (Inv. Č. 1654) Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1855-1870 (Inv. Č. 1651 (pokrač.))

The remaining six sets of images belong in:

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Ziar Nad Hronom > Banský Studenec Baptisms (Krsty) 1764-1864 (Inv. č. 1654) Baptisms (Krsty) 1764-1864 (Inv. č. 1655 (pokrač.)) Baptisms (Krsty) 1865-1896 (Inv. č. 1656) Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1744-1777 (Inv. č. 1654) Deaths (Úmrtia) 1777-1864 (Inv. č. 1658) Marriages (Manželstvá) 1777-1895 (Inv. č. 1657)

Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Lučenec > Lučenec > Baptisms, marriages (Krsty, manželstvá) 1783-1827 Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Lučenec > Lučenec > Baptisms, marriages (Krsty, manželstvá) 1783-1827
Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Myjava > Brezová pod Bradlom > Deaths (Úmrtia) 1868-1903 (Inv. č. 393a) Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Myjava > Brezová pod Bradlom > Births (Krsty) 1831-1873 (Inv. č. 393a)
The records for Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka) > Lučenec > Lucenec > Baptism (Krsty) 1870- The records for Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Lučenec > Lucenec > Baptism (Krsty) 1870-1887
Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910, Jewish (Židovská obec) > Skalica > Holíč Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910, Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícka), Evangelical Reformed (Evanjelícká reformovaná cirkev) and Jewish (Židovská obec) > Skalica > Holíč
Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Malacky > Veľké Leváre > Baptisms (Krsty) 1801-1861 Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Malacky > Veľké Leváre > Baptisms (Krsty) 1853-1861
Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Bardejov > Abrahámovce > Baptisms, church financial records (Krsty, cirkevné finančné záznamy) 1696-1789 > Image 1 of 114 Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Spis> Abrahámovce > Baptisms, church financial records (Krsty, cirkevné finančné záznamy) 1696-1789 > Image 1 of 114
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Trnava > Trnava > Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1666-1824 (Inv. č. 2452), and Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1825-1867 (Inv. č. 2453), and Marriages (Manželstvá) 1868-1871 (Inv. č. 2454) Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) > Trnava > Trnava > Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1666-1824 (Inv. č. 2452), and Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1825-1867 (Inv. č. 2453), and Marriages (Manželstvá) 1868-1871 (Inv. č. 2454)
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Stará Ľubovňa > Nová Ľubovňa > Baptisms, marriages, deaths (Krsty, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1635-1891> Images 1-249
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Gelnica > Kluknava > Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths (Krsty, birmovaní, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1720-1896 > Images 1-249
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Gelnica > Kluknava > Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths (Krsty, birmovaní, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1720-1896 > Images 250-721
Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 > Greek Catholic (Grécko-katolícká cirkev) > Kojsov > Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths (Krsty, birmovaní, manželstvá, úmrtia) 1720-1896 > Images 250-721

Question #8: I have noticed that when I do a name search I get a record with a link to the original image in a town. However, when I go separately to Browse images and go to the town where the above image is indicated I do not see those images. Why is the image not there in the Browse search?
Answer #8: Images for Sered, Slovakia have been indexed and digitized, but the connection to years prior to 1853 have not yet been added. The index includes all of the images, so we suggest that you try using the index to find your ancestors prior to 1853 until the connections are created.

Question #9: When I search the index for my ancestor, I get the details page, but it says “Image Not Available.” How do I see the image?
Answer #9: The privacy restriction discussed in Answer #1 above applies to all images, no matter what path it takes to get there. The index feature allows you to view details of the image, but not the image itself.

Question #10: Where can I find the images for Evangelical (Evanjelícká cirkev) Senica > Sobotište > Inv. č. 2094 Krsty 1783-1816 -- Manželstvá 1783-1816 and Úmrtia 1783-1791, as they are not online?
Answer #10: These records cannot be found online, but can be found in the FamlySearch Catalog, Film # 2420736 Item 5. You may order this film for viewing at a nearby FamilySearch Center by following the instructions below:

  1. In the ‘Search’ box; select Film Number and enter the 2420736.
  2. Click Search - You should come to a list of collections, from which you can choose the best matches to your search.
  3. Scroll down to the list of films which shows types of records and date ranges.
  4. lick on the blue film number to the right of the item you select and it will take you to a page with instructions on how to order the film to the nearest FamilySearch Center.

Question #11: When searching the index for this collection I can view the image, but there is no way to look at the images before and after the image. Is there a way to browse images with this result?
Answer #11: When you search using criteria in the Index, you may find an individual and link to his image, but the image may not be available to be browsed: the arrows for moving backward and forward and other information used in the title above the image may be missing because the film may contain records past the privacy cutoff dates, and films containing any image within 100 years may not be shown online.

Question #12: When I search for the death indexes from Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Bratislava > Blumentál (Part II) > Death index (Zoznam úmrti) 1837-1889 (Inv. č. 353) and Death index (Zoznam úmrti) 1889-1918 (Inv. č. 354), I find part of them, but where are the rest?
Answer #12: Death index (Zoznam úmrti) 1837-1889 (Inv. č. 353) and Death index (Zoznam úmrti) 1889-1918 (Inv. č. 354) are not available online because they are on a different film that has images that go to 1918 – within the cutoff dates for the Privacy Restriction. (See Question and Answer #1)

Question #13: When searching > Slovakia > Roman Catholic > County (Banovce) > Town (Hala Hradna), the town name is misspelled. What is the town correct name?
Answer #13: The correct name of the town is Mala Hradna.

Question #14: When I search Skalica > Skalica > Marriages (Manželstvá) 1783-1899 (Inv. č. 2030) there are no marriage records from 25 Nov 1844 until Jan 1853. How can I see these records.
Answer #14: These records are not available at FamilySearch

Question #15: Film 2420547 says 1717-1809 records for Trenčín > Soblahov ar online. How can I see them.
Answer #15: At the moment, these records are not online but the film can be ordered. See Answer #10 for film ordering.

Question #16: I can find records from Žakarovce, Gelnica, Slovakia but I can not browse the images. How can I browse the Žakarovce images?
Answer #16: Currently the Žakarovce, Gelnica images are not online but the film can be ordered. See Answer #10 for film ordering.

Question #17: Is the browse point > Greek Catholic (Grécko-katolícká cirkev) > Michalovce > Topoľčany correctly named:
Answer #17: The browse point shouled be Greek Catholic (Grécko-katolícká cirkev) > Michalovce > Topolyán

Question #18: The image at the browse point > Greek Catholic (Grécko-katolícká cirkev) > Stropkov > Vyšná Jedľová > Baptisms (Krsty) 1832-189...aptisms (Krsty) 1893-1932 > Image 190 of 297 does not show the right hand side of the page. How can I see it?
Answer #18: The page appears to have been intentionally covered in the filming process and is not available

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the image viewer window.
    For example: Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1591-1910 > Roman Catholic (Rímsko-katolícká cirkev) > Modrý Kameň > Želovce > Baptisms (Krsty) 1764-1864 (Inv. č. 1654) > Image 24 of 170.

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