The village was first mentioned in King Béla IV's List in 1244 (1244 Gyormoth, 1299 Haraztigyormoth) as a donation to Balassa feudatory family. In the 18th century it belonged to Gürky family and in the 19th century to Zichy and Majthény. From 896 to 1920 and 1938 to 1945 it belonged to Hungary.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1699-1897 (parish AB)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1721-1862 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Chrastince[permanent dead link]
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