Slovenian Research

Submitted by mehrkb on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:19
The basic sources for Slovenian ancestry are church registers back to the 17th century. Historically, Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the early 1780s, Emperor Joseph II restructured the parishes, creating new parishes and moving some villages from one parish to another. 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. The earliest registers are Roman Catholic. Evangelical registers were mandated in 1782, Jewish in 1779, Orthodox in 1864, Old Catholic in 1877, Baptist in 1905, and Muslim in 1927.