Fundraising To Complete 1930 Czechoslovak Census #hungary #slovakia

Vivian Kahn

I’m pleased to report that Peter Absolon and his volunteer transcribers are close to finishing work on the 1930 Czechoslovak Census. Peter expects that it will take less than two months to finish transcribing the remaining 11,000 to 12,000 records from Bratislava.

We’ve been fortunate that Peter has been able to download digital images of census pages from the Slovakiana website but it appears that pages are missing for a few towns in the Trebisov and Stropkov districts. If you check the map at you can see the purple spots in eastern Slovakia that identify the missing towns:

Sirnik (Szürnyeg) in district Trebisov
Sandal, Tokajik, Turiany, Valkov, Velkrop, Vislava and Sucha in district Stropkov

Fortunately, the Slovak National Archives have the missing records, which we can purchase for a reasonable fee. We’re requesting donations to acquire the missing scans. To help complete this monumental effort, please go to and scroll down to Slovak Archives Records Project to make your donation.

Many thanks to all of you who have supported this project and to Peter for downloading the records and leading the team of volunteers!

Vivian Kahn, Director
JewishGen Hungarian Research Division
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia

tzipporah batami

Thank you. In trying to uncover identity of family that hosted my mom as a child but remained behind in Zvolen to be murdered, we received lists of Jewish residences and Jewish dentists as father was a dentist. We we're unsuccessful because the entire census of Zvolen was not complete. Also we wanted to see the census of Michalovce to see what the Hlinka Cards used to hunt down my mom's father and cousin. But we were told that that info was no longer extant. Can you advise if you have this data? Thank you. If you need the lists of Jewish owned homes and Jewish dentists and recently baptized people let me know privately. It was received by local Slovak archives. Feigie Teichman

Peter Absolon

Hi Feigie,

The census we're talking about here is from 1930, nothing to do with the Holocaust and war era. Newer data aren't available for public research yet (90 years protection rule applies)
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia