Middle Slovak Republic

Stredoslovenskej Kraj (Middle Slovakia Region)

Any person interested in inspecting archival documents is required to prove his/her identity by showing an identity card or other document of similar validity (e.g. passport); to register each visit in the visitor’s book, and at the beginning of research fill out a research form (badatelsky list). The research form is to be recompleted whenever the subject of inspection or the subject of research are changed, and at the beginning of every calendar year.

There may be a limit of five (5) books that may be researched on any one day. These books often must be reserved at least a day in advance at the archive. Most of the archives do have photocopy machines, but there are restrictions on what books you may copy from, due to the fragile nature of the old matriky (church registers).

The records may be written in Slovak, Hungarian, German or Latin depending on the priest or minister who kept the records.

The listings for the Slovak Republic were updated August 2010.

State Archives (formerly Regional Archives)

There are two state archives (Statny archivy) located in Middle Slovakia. The state archive contains the matriky (church records) which include baptismal, marriage and death. It also contains tax records, deeds, charters, and nobility records.

Statny archiv v Banskej Bystrici (Banska Bystrica), Komenskeho 26, 974 02 Banska Bystrica
telefon: 048/ 415 29 36, fax: 048/ 415 48 69
e-mail: archiv@sabb.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Julius Valach SCc

Statny archiv v Bytci (Bytca), Kastiel, S.Sakalovej 106/3, 014 35 Bytca
telefon: 041/ 553 33 11, fax: 041/ 553 36 22
e-mail: archiv@saby.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Jana Kurucarova

Branch Archives (formerly District Archives)

These smaller branch archives contain such information as passport applications, letters requesting permission to emigrate, certain land records, marriage contracts with register of bride’s dowry, school records, and town records, including government records, and the town chronicle (history of events from the town/village).

pobocka archiv v Banskej Bystrici (Banska Bystrica), Komenskeho 26, 974 20 Banska Bystrica
telefon: 048/ 412 48 46, fax: 048/ 412 58 84
e-mail: archiv@sabb-pbb.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Igor Graus

pobocka archiv v Cadci, 17.novembra 2022, 022 01 Cadca
telefon: 041/ 433 41 19, fax: 041/ 433 41 10
e-mail: archiv@saby-pca.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Jana Kurucarova

pobocka archiv v Dolnom Kubine (Dolny Kubin), Matuskova ulice c. 1654/8, 026 01 Dolny Kubin
telefon: 043/ 586 34 98, fax: 043/ 582 30 68
e-mail: archiv@saby-pdk.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Sona Matugova

pobocka archiv v Povazskej Bystrici (Povazska Bystrica), Slovenskych partizanov ulice c. 1135/55, 017 01 Povazska Bystrica
telefon: 042/ 426 16 17, fax: 042/ 426 16 16
e-mail: archiv@saby-ppb.vs.sk
director: Mgr. Jarmila Balazova

pobocka archiv v Rimavskej Sobote (Rimavska Sobota), Cukrovarska 48, 979 80 Rimavska Sobota
telefon: 047/ 563 43 08, fax: 047/ 562 18 54
e-mail: archiv@sabb-prs.vs.sk
director: Ing. Ondrej Lisy

pobocka archiv v Liptovskom Mikulasi (Liptovsky Mikulas), (no street address),
031 01 Liptovsky Mikulas
telefon: 044/ 552 33 32, fax: 044/ 562 33 47
e-mail: archiv@saby-plm.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Peter Vitek

pobocka v Lucenci (Lucenec), Kubinyiho nam. 1, 984 01 Lucenec
telefon: 047/ 433 38 03, fax: 047/ 451 29 73
e-mail: archiv@sabb-plc.vs.sk
director: Mgr. Kristina Becaniova

pobocka archiv v Martine (Martin), Bystricka 155, 036 04 Martin
telefon: 043/ 413 41 23, fax: 043/ 438 52 43
e-mail: archiv@saby-pmt.vs.sk
director: Mgr. Tana Duchajova

pobocka archiv vo Velkom Krtisi, Za parkom c. 851 990 01 Velky Krtis
telefon: 047/ 483 09 37, fax: 047/ 483 03 82
e-mail:archiv@sabb-pvk.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Marta Kamasova

pobocka archiv vo Zvolene (Zvolen), Poboroviansky potok 4052, PO Box 188, 960 01 Zvolen
telefon: 045/ 540 21 33, fax: 045/ 540 21 33
e-mail: archi@sabb-pvk.vs.sk
director: Mgr. Alexander Adam

pobocka archiv v Kremnica, CSA 951/82, 976 01 Kremnica
telefon: 045/674 25 08, fax: 045/674 47 04
e-mail: archiv@sabb-pkremnica.vs.sk
director: PhDr. Adriana Ezrova

pobocka archiv v Zilina, Framborska 9, 010 01 Zilina
telefon: 041/ 562 26 19, fax: 041/ 562 26 05
e-mail: archiv@saby-pza.vs.sk
director: Mgr. Peter Stansky

pobocka archiv v Banska Stiavnica, Krizovatka 4, 969 01 Banska Stiavnica
telefon: 045/ 962 08 21, fax: 045/ 692 08 27
e-mail: archiv@sabb-pbs.vs.sk
director: Mgr. Mikulas Celko