Slovakia Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library

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This is an overview of reference aids useful in the Slovak research. It is not intended to be a complete bibliography.


1. Podrobný autoatlas Slovenská Republika 1:100 000. 1995. Atlas of Slovakia. Includes smaller scale maps of 27 major cities. FHL book 943.73 E7p.

2. Velký Autoatlas Československa 1:200 000. 1990. Road atlas for Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic and Slovakia. FHL book 943.7 E7v.

3. Euro-Reiseatlas Tschechische Republik, Slowakische Republik 1:300 000. 1991. Road atlas of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including 10 city plans. FHL book 943.71 E5cs.

4. Militär-Landesaufnahme und Spezialkarte der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. 1879-1928. Military detail and topographical maps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. FHL film 1045395.

To learn more about maps for Slovakia see Maps.


1. Magyarország helységnévtára tekintettel a közigazgatási, népességi és hitfelekezeti viszonyokra. János Dvorzsák. 1877. Gazetteer of Hungary with Administrative, Populational, and Ecclesiastical Circumstances. FHL book 943.9 E5d (vol.1-2) and FHL fiche 6000840.

  • Vol. 1 lists all place names in alphabetical order, followed by the name of the historical county and a set of numbers. These numbers refer to the gazetteer entry in Vol. 2.. FHL film 599564 item 3.
  • Vol. 2 gives specific information about the locality, including parish FHL film 973041.

2. Magyar helységnév-azonosító szótár. György Lelkes. 1998. Gazetteer of Hungarian localities based on 1913 boundaries. FHL book 943.9 E5Lg.

3. Administratives Gemeindelexikon der Čechoslovakischen Republik. 1927-1928. Administrative Gazetteer of the Czechoslovak Republik). FHL book 943.7 E5a (vol. I, II).

  • Vol. I Administratives Gemeindelexicon für Böhmen (Administrative Gazetteer for Bohemia). FHL film 496719.
  • Vol. II Administratives Gemeindelexicon für Mähren, Schlesien, die Slovakei und Karpathorussland (Administrative Gazetteer for Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia and Sub-Carpatian Russia). FHL film 496720.

4. Názvy obcí na Slovensku za ostatných dvesto rokov. Milan Majtán. 1972. Place names of Slovakia in the last 200 years. FHL book 943.73 E2m and FHL film 1181569 item 1.

To learn more about gazetters for Slovakia, including instructions and examples, see Gazetteers.


1. A Handbook of Czechoslovak genealogical research. Daniel M. Schlyter. 1985. FHL book 943.7 D27s.

2. Genealogical research for Czech and Slovak Americans. Olga K. Miller.1978. FHL book 943.7 D27m.

To learn more about genealogical handbooks for Slovakia see Genealogy.