In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1315.
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Levoca, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1780-1897 (parish A)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1783-1896 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Hnilcik