Center of Divín
|Elevation||265 m (869 ft)|
|Area||23.925365 km2 (9.24 sq mi)|
|Density||85/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Postal code||985 52|
|Wikimedia Commons: Divín|
In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1329 as a parish and a castle (1329 castrum Dyun' villa sub eodem castro, 1393 Dyen, Dyuen, 1497 Dywyn, 1473 Dewen). Many noble families ruled the village and lived in the castle: Tomay, Lossonczy, Balassa, Zichy. In 1575 the fortress was occupied by Turks up to 1593. In 1604, it passed to nobles Bocskay, and after to Balassa family again. In 1674, the castle was destroyed by General Strassoldo.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1686-1895 (parish A)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1847-1904 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Divin[permanent dead link]
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