Category: FAQ

How do I register?

You can register at our website by clicking at the “Register” link in the left hand menu that you can see under the login box. The link location for registration is: Registration for the site is free, but in order to make use of the forums you need SGS membership. You can always upgrade…

What is SGS Membership?

Membership in the SGS allows you to do more on our site then regular visitors can do. You get access to the member section and you can do the following:

  • – Letter templates to write to the archives,
  • – Translations on the SGS forums,
  • – Possibility to post confidential info on the SGS forum which is not a public forum,
  • – family page,
  • – SGS magazine with the latest news and updates from Serbia concerning genealogy and heraldry,
  • – contacting other members to assist you in your research,
  • – archival network
  • – attaching files to the forums
  • – and more,

Serbian heraldry FAQ

1. Does my family have a coat of arms?
No, most families in Serbia and the region were not armigerous due to the fact that the Ottoman Empire ruled the area. However certain families did get arms granted in service of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In general most families don’t have a coat of arms because it was a privilege held in medieval times by noble families.

2. How do I make sure my family does or doesn’t have a coat of arms?
The only way to make sure is to do genealogical research. Genealogy is a science based on facts so by doing research you will be able to discover if your family did or didn’t have a coat of arms. So before you start looking to get a coat of arms designed by someone make sure to do your genealogical research.

How to start

How to start your genealogical research When you decided to start with your genealogical research the challenge begins. The genealogical world is a is a jungle of information and it can be hard to find information on how to begin especially if you ancestors came from Eastern Europe where most of the archives are not…