In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1573 (Jelsewcz, Jelsoch). It belonged to Somoskō castle and in the 17th century to Halič. Until the Treaty of Trianon in 1920, it belonged to Hungary and from 1938 to 1945 again.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1756-1896 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Jelsovec
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