Čierny Balog (until 1927 also „Balog“, or „Čierny Hronec) is a municipality in Brezno District, in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia.
The village arose after 1882 (1888 mentioned as Feketebalog) by a merge of 13 villages (e.g. Balog, Krám, Dobroč, Dolina). It played an important role during World War II, as one of the centers of the anti-Nazi Slovak National Uprising.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"