Medieval Serbian coinDonauschwaben, Dunai svábok of Dunamenti németek (Hungarian), Дунавске Швабе, Dunavske Švabe (Serbian), is a collection name of Germans that moved in the South East Europe region. They had a presence ever since the 13th century in the Rascian region and were invited by the Nemanja's in Kopaonik region for mining activities and other crafts. They were also referred to as Saxons in several sources and in Kopaonik were referred to as Sasi (Serbian for Saxons). And later on served in the Austro-Hungarian military in campaigns against the Ottomans. This section deals with their dealings in the Banat and Rascian lands, and provides in depth information about their activities.

We are glad to announce that the SHS has a new website. You can find it at The website currently is in Serbian, we do not know if it will be in English in the future. However, feel free to direct your heraldry questions there. From now on all information regarding the SHS can be found on their website. Subsequently the forums will be transferred to the new site as well. The SHS publications can also be found on their website for reference.

We will soon activate the timeline feature on our site which will enable users to see Serbian history via a timeline. This will also be tied into the My Rodoslov system allowing you to see where your ancestors where in history. At first the timeline will look rather empty but it will be populated when we add more timeline events.

The timeline will only be available to SGS members. If you want to help out email us.

With the Serbian Heraldry Society soon starting of its own new website, the SGS has removed the contemporary heraldry from our galleries. This means that we can use our resources more for genealogical and historical purposes. With the new updates soon to be published we are also looking for publishers to write genealogical articles on their own experience. Articles can be submitted in English or Serbian.

Due to the summer holidays most of our staff will be somewhere on the Bahama's or in a ethno village in Serbia (most likely the last). This means that it can take some time before you get replies on your email inquiries or phone calls. Our staff will be back at the end of August from their long deserved holiday. SGS members will also see a new feature on their right hand side, the Live Support chat feature now allows you to communicate real-tie with our staff.