Slovenia Civil Registration

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  • There are a few civil registers from the period of the French occupation, 1812-1814.
  • Civil registration begins in 1868 for the Istrian Peninsula (western edge of Slovenia).
  • Begins in 1895 for Prekmurje (eastern edge of Slovenia), and in 1924-1943 for the Julian region of Carniola (northwestern Slovenia).
  • Civil registration of deaths was instituted for part of Slovenia by the Germans during World War II.

Research use: Uniquely identifies individuals and connects generations.

Record type: Civil records of birth, marriage, and death.

General: Civil registration begins in 1868 for the Istrian Peninsula (western edge of Slovenia), in 1895 for Prekmurje (western edge of Slovenia), and in 1924 for the Julian region of Carniola (northwestern Slovenia). Civil registration was instituted for part of Slovenia by the Germans during World War II and for all of Slovenia by the Communist government after the War. There are a few civil registers from the period of French occupation, 1812-1814.

Time period: 1812-1814, 1868-present.

Contents: Birth, marriage, and death records have the exact date of the event, including time of day for births; name of principal and parents; occupation and religious preference of parents; name of informant for births and names of witnesses for marriages; place of residence for parents of new born, of the groom and bride for marriages, and of the deceased for deaths; age at death, cause of death, and place of burial in death records.

Location: Provincial archives and possibly in archives outside of Slovenia located in Hungary, Austria and Italy; civil registration offices. Population coverage: 20% coverage for early periods; 95% after 1941.

Reliability: High.[1]

References

  1. 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.