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Genealogical numbering systems

(First Generation) 1 Subject (Second Generation) 2 Father 3 Mother (Third Generation) 4 Father’s father 5 Father’s mother 6 Mother’s father 7 Mother’s mother (Fourth Generation) 8 Father’s father’s father 9 Father’s father’s mother 10 Father’s mother’s father 11 Father’s mother’s mother 12 Mother’s father’s father 13 Mother’s father’s mother 14 Mother’s mother’s father 15…

Gomirje District

Gomirje

Gomirje District family, year 1895. Surnames in Gomirje District parish vital records 1750-1875* in Cyrillic script of Serbian language: ВУЈНОВИЋ, ЦЕРАНИЋ ГАЋЕША ГВОЗДЕН(ОВИЋ) ХАЈДАНОВИЋ ИВОШЕВИЋ КАРТЕЛИЈА КОВАЧЕВИЋ КОСАНОВИЋ МАМУЛА МАРАВИЋ МИЛАНОВИЋ МИЛЕУСНИЋ МИЛОЈЕВИЋ МРВОШ МУДРИЋ МУСУЛИН ОРЛИЋ ПЕРИЋ ПОЛОВИНА РАБАТИЋ РАНИЋ СТИПАНОВИЋ СТЈЕПАНОВИЋ СТОЈАНОВИЋ ТАТАЛОВИЋ ТРБОВИЋ ТРБОЈЕВИЋ ВУЧКОВИЋ in Latin script of Serbian language: VUJNOVIĆ…

Serbian Latin and Cyrillic

Miroslav

Serbia is a country that is on the crossroads between East and West Europe when it comes to geography. Throughout history there have been influences that eventually led to the implementation of both the Latin and Cyrillic scripts. There is no difference between the meaning and pronaunciation of the both. In Serbia and Montenegro both…

Ongoing indexing project

Microfilm

With the recent publishing of the fragments of the original church vital records of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Croatia which are now available to be viewed online via the FamilySearch.org website, our team of volunteers have been continuously working on indexing both the parishes and surnames that are found in these records. We would…

Slava – Patron Saint of the Family

Slava - Patron Saint of the Family 2

THE SERBIAN SLAVA Most non-Orthodox Christians, with very few exceptions, celebrate the day of their birth in a non-religions, non-liturgical manner, usually placing it second in importance to their Christmas and, often, higher than their Easter. Orthodox Christians seldom give their birth date more than a passing notice. For the Orthodox, the “personal feast day”…

Saxons in the medieval court

Donauschwaben, or German settlers are often associated with the Banat region and the Austro-Hungarian Empiore. However, German settlers and craftsmen have been active in Serbia much earlier and much deeper inside of Medieval Serbia. They had settlements in Kosovo and the Kopaonik (e.g. Rogozna) mountains and share a rich history with the local population throughout…

Donauschwaben

Donauschwaben, 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…

Genealogical signs

When we do research it is sometimes not possible for various reasons to put “birth" every time we mention the date. Also when we use more then one language it is helpful to use signs that we all know. This saves time and prevents misunderstandings. We use the following signs: Birth: °Baptism: ≈Marriage: xDeath: +…

Using Ellis Island for research in Serbia

Ellis Island is useful for diaspora, descendants of those who have immigrated to the United States. Ellis Island is a harbour in New York close to the Statue of Liberty. From 1892 until 1954 this Island was used as a terminal for those who wanted to settle in the United States. When new immigrants arrived they…