Slovenia Church Records

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  • In the early 1780s, Emperor Joseph II structured the parishes. He wished to limit the time required to get to the parish church and reduce the size of larger parishes.
  • A tabular format for the registers was adopted in 1770 and modified in 1784.
  • Evangelical registers were mandated in 1782, Jewish in 1779, Orthodox in 1864, Old Catholic in 1877, Baptist in1905, and Muslim in 1927.
  • Transcripts (duplicate registers) for civil authorities were mandated in 1828.