|How to determine the present Slovak
name of the location if I know the former
||CentroConsult is offering free of charge
lookups in the list of past and present names of current
| How to do phone
calls to Slovakia?
||See our manual here
| Are there online
Slovak White Pages?
||Yes, they are here,
see also the hints.
| Where can I
find the Slovak phone area codes?
here to see a map and a table showing all Slovak
phone area codes
| Where can I
find the Slovak ZIP codes?
Post is operating an online search tool which is
placed just on the welcome webpage. You may find explanation of the query
|Are there some
other online databases apart from the white pages in
||Now also in Slovakia there are more and
more online databases.
Public databasesTrade registers
There is an online plot register including the plot maps with name Katastralny portal operated by Slovak Office of Cadaster. The services of this portal are free. More info and detailed hints are here.
Other public databases
Private databasesSometimes also the spectacular unofficial "Cibulkov seznam" listing the former members and associates of the Communist Secret Police (STB) gives interesting results.
The virtual cemetery project of Mr. Pavol Knurovsky is a wonderful tool for search in Slovak cemeteries.
|Does anyone know
the name/address of the Church in XY?
||In most cases the present name of church
is irrelevant for the genealogy research. In 1953 the
Government nationalized the parish records before 1895
and now they are stored in State Regional Archives. Thus
the churches do not have the records before 1895! More
details about the vital records in Slovakia you may find
| Where should I
apply for the birth/marriage/death certificate?
||For records before the year 1895 you have
to apply in the State Regional Archives. For records
after 1895 you have to apply at the local registrar's
offices. For more info click
| Does the
average Slovak person speak English?
||Not, but many young people with higher
education are fluent in English and practically all have
at least passive knowledge of English.
| Has the
average Slovak person access to the Internet?
the answer was:
Only few households have access to internet in Slovakia. However many workplaces and schools have access to internet and thus about 20% of Slovak population has at least occasionally access to Internet (mostly students and people with higher education).
In 2005 the answer is:
About 40% of the households has PC but only 14% of all households has also internet access. The access to internet is now common in most workplaces, thus about 50% of Slovak adult (over 15) population has at least occasionally access to internet. There are however big regional differences in Internet penetration.
| How to find a
||There are many professional researchers
at the territory of former Hungary (Austria, Slovakia,
Hungary, Ukraine, Romania) having internet connection.
Select please one from the list
| What were the
departure ports of emigrants from the territory of
||We present two answers provided by two
members of Delphi
Answer of Theresa:
Because Hungary was losing so many citizens by emigration a law was made in 1903 regarding emigration. According to the Hungarian government at the time, people were only to use the Port of Fiume which was then part of Hungary as a point of egress. The Port of Fiume at one time was part of Italy, and now it is renamed Rijeka and is in Croatia.
Although the Port of Fiume was only to be used to board ships so that the Hungarian government could monitor their departing citizens, people still traveled to other ports such as Hamburg, Bremen, also Cherbourg in France, Holland and England. Sometimes passenger ships manifest information does not collorate well with the port of departure in naturalization papers, simply because the person departed Hungary from an "illegal" port rather than the prescribed, "Port of Fiume."
For more on the subject, click here.
Bremen and Hamburg were most popular, especially if they were from present day Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia and Poland amongst others. Trieste although probably third, was way down the list in volume of emigrants. The steamship companies (Norder Deutsch Lines and Hamburg America Line) sent agents to the countryside to sell tickets.There is a good table of emigration statistics provided by Radix for the Kingdom of Hungary, a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. The chart is showing stats from 1871 to 1913 bears this out.
| Why some Slovak
feminine surnames have the suffix -ova and others not?
||In Slovak the feminine surnames are
different from masculine.