Dolná Ves (before 1948(?): Šváb, older: Šváby; German: Schwabendorf; Hungarian: Sváb) is a village and municipality in Žiar nad Hronom District in the Banská Bystrica Region of central Slovakia. It is near the town of Kremnica.
Dolná Ves as seen from Ďurova Skala
|District||Žiar nad Hronom|
|• Mayor||Milan Pračko|
|• Total||2.37 km2 (0.92 sq mi)|
(31 Dec 2011)
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The first written record about the village is from the year 1427 (Schwabendorff), when the village became the property of Kremnica. Dolná Ves was part of Kremnica in the Middle Ages and from 1808 to 1882. The village was founded by German colonists.
Statue of Saint John Nepomucene
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1674-1913 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1666-1891 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Dolna Ves