Brehy, Žarnovica District
In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1283 when German colonists arrived here for overworking local mines of silver (from I. Lasslob "Deutsche Ortsnamen in der Slowakei") In 1339 the King gave the village to the Sz. Elizabeth Hospital in Nová Baňa, in 1601 it passed to the noble Dóczy family.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1784-1896 (parish A)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1812-1895 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Brehy