In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1256 when King Béla IV resettled persons from Devičie to Hontianske Nemce. In the 16th century it belonged to Čabraď castle (Kőváry and Terjény families).
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1828-1895 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1786-1895 (parish A)
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