Eastern Europe Roots Toolkit

By Allison Dolan Premium



Genealogy and Heraldry in Slovenia

<genealogy.ijp.si>: Q&A, links to surname searches, heraldry.

Origin of Slovene Surnames


Slovenia GenWeb


Slovenia Mailing Lists


Slovenian Genealogy Research Aids



Researching Your Slovenian Ancestors by Branka Lapajne (BML Publishing Co.; write 108 Hollywood Ave., Willowdale Ontario, M2N 3K3, Canada)


Archives of the Republic of Slovenia

Zvezdarska 1, p.p. 21, 1127 Ljubljana, Slovenija, +386 (01) 24 14 200, <www.gov.si/ars/1a.htm>

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

1525 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 667-5363, <www.embassy.org/slovenia>

Regional Archives of Maribor


Slovenian Genealogical Society

International Headquarters, 52 Old Farm Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, (717) 731-8804, <www.sloveniangenealogy.org>



Croatia Genealogy Homepage


Croatia GenWeb <www.rootsweb.com/~hrvwgw>

Croatia Mailing Lists


Croatian Genealogy Links


Croatian Heritage


Croatian Roots


How To Do Croatian Genealogy


RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees: Croatian and Slovenian



Croatia: Land, People, Culture edited by Frances H. Eterovich (University of Toronto Press, out of print)

The Croatian Americans by Ellen Shapiro (Chelsea House, out of print)

A Guide to Croatian Genealogy by Adam S. Eterovich (Ragusan Press, from <www.croatians.com>)

Croatian Pioneers in America, 1685-1900 by Adam S. Eterovich (Ragusan Press, from <www.croatians.com>)

Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society

2527 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070, (415) 592-1190, <feefhs.org/cro/frg-cghs.html>

Croatian State Archives

Marulicev trg 21, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, <zagreb.arhiv.hr>

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

2343 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008, (202) 588-5899, <www.croatiaemb.org>



Albania Genealogy Forum


Albania Mailing Lists


Albanian Cultural Heritage


Italo-Albanian Heritage Pages


Yahoo! Clubs: Albanian



A Dictionary of Albanian Religion, Mythology and Folk Culture by Robert Elsie (New York University Press)


Embassy of the Republic of Albania

2100 S St. NW, Washington, DC 20008, (202) 223-4942, <www.embassy.org/embassies/al.html>

National Albanian American Council

1700 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, <www.naac.org>


Cyndi’s List — Eastern Europe





<www.e-transcriptum.net/eng>: Free genealogy translations.

Family Search Research Helps

<www.familysearch.org>: Click on Search and Research Helps to find several guides relevant to Eastern European genealogy (also available from your local Family History Center):

German Genealogical Word List

Latin Genealogical Word List

Hamburg Passenger Lists Resource Guide

Handwriting Guide: German Gothic

Genealogy Resources on the Internet: Eastern European Resources


Hamburg Link to Your Roots


JewishGen Shtetl Seeker




Repositories of Primary Sources: Europe





Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust by Gary Mokotoff and Sally Amdur Sack (Avotaynu) and Where Once We Walked Companion: A Guide to the Communities Surrounding Central and Eastern European Towns by Gary Mokotoff (Avotaynu)

Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Avotaynu), with alphabets, terminology and records examples in Czech, Hungarian and Romanian.

Historical Atlas of East Central Europe by Paul Robert Magocsi with Geoffrey J. Matthews (University of Washington Press, revised edition due out this spring)

In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every Country in Europe by Angus Baxter (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Overcoming Obstacles to Eastern European Research by Serah Fleury Allen (Closson Press, out of print; copies available from Frontier Press, 800-772-7559 or <www.frontierpress.com>)

Our Slavic Fellow-Citizens by Emily G. Balch (Arno Press)


East European Genealogical Society

Box 2536, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C4A7 Canada, (204) 989-3292, <www.eegsociety.org>

Federation of East European Family History Societies

Box 510898, Salt Lake City, UT 84151, <feefhs.org>

Interlink Bookshop

4687 Falaise Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Y 1B4 Canada, (800) 747-4877, <www.genealogyunlimited.com>


Bosnia & Herzegovina


Bosnia-Herzegovina CenWeb


Bosnia and Herzegovina Genealogy Forum


Bosnian Telephone Directory


Online Bosnian-English Dictionary



Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

2109 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, (202) 337-1500, <www.bosnianembassy.org>

Bulgaria & Macedonia


Bulgaria Genealogy Forum


Bulgaria GenWeb


Bulgaria Mailing Lists


Bulgarian Phone Directory


Genealogy Macedonia


History of Bulgaria


Macedonian Republic Genealogy Forum


Macedonian Republic Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_ mail_country-mac.html>

Slavic Cyrillic Transliteration Table


988 White Pages



The Bulgarian Americans by Claudia Carlson (Chelsea House, out of print)

Macedonia: Its People and History by Stoyan Pribichevich (Pennsylvania State University Press, out of print)

Peter Menikoff: The Story of a Bulgarian Boy in the Great American Melting Pot by Peter Dimitrov Yankoff (Cokesbury Press, out of print)

Who Are the Macedonians? by Hugh Poulton (Indiana University Press)


Bulgarian National Archives

Centralen Darzaven Arhiv, ul. Slavjanka, Sofia, Bulgaria

State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia

Grigor Prlichev 3, Skopje 91000, Macedonia, +389 (91) 115 783, <www.arhiv.gov.mk/Ang1.htm>

Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center

223 Allenberry Circle, Pittsburgh, PA 15234, <hillhouse.ckp.edu/~bmnecc>




Czech Republic, Slovakia & Carpathian Rus’


The Carpathian Connection


Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Web Site


Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base


Cyndi’s List — Czech Republic & Slovakia


Czech GenWeb


Czech Republic Mailing Lists


Genealogical Research in the Czech Republic


It’s All Relative Genealogy


Letter-Writing Guide: Czech and Slovak

<www.familysearch.org>: Select Research Helps from the Search tab, then click on C.

Online Czech-English Dictionary


RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees: Czechs and Slovaks


Slovak and Rusyn Roots: Getting Started


Slovak-English-German Dictionary


Slovak GenWeb




Slovakia Mailing Lists


Slovak Telephone Directory



Genealogical Research for Czech and Slovak Americans by Olga K. Miller (Gale, out of print)

Granny: Scenes from Country Life by Bozena Nemcová (Greenwood Publishing, out of print)

Handbook of Czechoslovak Genealogical Research by Daniel Schlyter (Genun, out of print)

Oar People: Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Descendants in North America by Paul Robert Magocsi (Multicultural History Society of Ontario, out of print)

The Rusyns of Slovakia and The Rusyns of Hungary by Paul Robert Magocsi (Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center)

The Czech Americans by Stephanie Saxon-Ford (Chelsea House, out of print)

The Slovak Americans by M. Mark Stolarik (Chelsea House, out of print)

The Carpatho-Rusyn Americans by Paul Robert Magocsi (Chelsea House, out of print)


Archives of the Czechs and Slovaks Abroad

University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637, (773) 702-8456, <www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/slavic/acasa.html>

Carpatho-Rusyn Society

125 Westland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, <www.carpathorusynsociety.org>

Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International

Box 16225, St. Paul, MN 55116, (763) 595-7799, <www.cgsi.org>

Czech Republic State Archives

Archivni Správa, Ministerstva vnitra CR, Milady Horakove 133, 166 21 Praha 6, Czech Republic, +420 (2) 321173

Embassy of the Czech Republic

3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW, Washington, DC 20008, (202) 274-9100, <www.mzv.cz/washington>

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

3523 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008, (202) 237-1054, <www.slovakemb.com>

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library

30 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, (319) 362-8500, <www.ncsml.org>

Slovak National Archives

Ministerstvo vnútra SR, odbor archivnfctva a spisovej sluzby, Krizkova 7, 811 04 Bratislava, +421 (2) 52 49 60 51



Eötvös University Department of Cartography

<lazarus.elte.hu>: Click on Map Pages.

Hungarian Genealogical Word List

<www.familysearch.org>: Click on the Search tab, then Research Helps and H for Hungary.

Hungarian Genealogy


Hungary GenWeb


Hungarian Heraldry


Hungarian Links


Hungarian Names 101


Hungarian Village Finder and Gazetteer

<www.hungarianvillagefinder.com>: Subscription site of more than 30,000 place names.



Hungary Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_ mail_country-hun.html>

Online Hungarian-English Dictionary




RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees: Hungarians


Writing Letters to Hungary: Dos and Don’ts



Contents and Addresses of Hungarian Archives, 2nd edition, by Edward Reimer Brandt (Genealogical Publishing Co., out of print)

Finding Your Hungarian-American Roots: A Guide to Researching Your Ethnic-American Cultural Heritage by Robert D. Reed (R&E Publishers, out of print)

Fighting Troops of the Austro-Hungarian Army: 1868-1914 by James Lucas (Hippocrene Books, out of print)

Handy Guide to Hungarian Genealogical Records by Jared H. Suess (Everton Publishers)

The Hungarian Americans by Steven Béla Várdy (Chelsea House, out of print)


American Hungarian Foundation

300 Somerset St., Box 1084, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, (732) 846-5777, <www.ahfoundation.org>

American Hungarian Library and Historical Society

215 E. 82nd St., New York, NY 10028, (212) 744-5298, <hungarianhouse.org/owners/library/library-us.htm>

Budapest City Archives

H-1052 Budapest, Vâroshâz u. 9-11, Hungary, +36 (1) 317-2033, <www.bparchiv.hu/english/english.htm>

National Archives of Hungary

Magyar Orzâgos Levéltâr, Postafiok 3, 1250 Budapest, Hungary, +36 (1) 356-5811, <www.natarch.hu/mol_e.htm>




Montenegro Genealogy Forum


Serbia Genealogy Forum


Serbia GenWeb


Serbia Mailing Lists


Slavic Cyrillic Transliteration Table


Yugoslavia Mailing Lists



The Serbian Americans by Jerome Kisslinger (Chelsea House, out of print)

Americans from Yugoslavia by Gerald G. Govorchin (University of Florida Press, out of print)

Yugoslav Migrations to America by Branko M. Colakovic (Ragusan Press, out of print)


Archives of Serbia

Karnegijeva 2, 11000 Beograd, Yugoslavia, <www.archives.org.yu/history.htm>

Archives of Yugoslavia

Vase Pelagica 33, 11000 Beograd, Yugoslavia,+381 (11) 650-755, <www.arhiv.sv.gov.yu>

Cultural Society of South Slavs

3510 Xylon Ave. N., New Hope, MN 55427, (612) 544-6433. <feefhs.org/frg-csss.html>

Montenegrin Association of America

805 Magnolia St., Menlo Park, CA 94025, <www.montenegro.org>

Serbian Genealogical Club

Nevesinjska 7, 11000 Beograd, Serbia

Serbian Unity Congress

17216 Saticoy St., PMB 352, Van Nuys, CA 91406, (818) 902-9891, <www.suc.org>




Emigration/Romanian Ancestry


Guide to Finding Your Romanian Town


Links to Romania


Romania (Rumania) Homepage


Romania GenWeb


Romania Mailing Lists


Romanian Cookbook


Romanian-English Dictionary


Romanian Genealogy


Romanian White Pages



The Romanians in the United States and Canada by Vladimir F. Wertsman (ProQuest)

The Romanian Americans by Arthur Diamond (Chelsea House, out of print)


Bukovina Society of the Americas

Box 81, Ellis, KS 67637, <members.aol.com/LJensen/bukovina.html>

Embassy of Romania

1607 23rd St. NW, Washington DC 20008, (202) 332-4848, <www.roembus.org>

National Archives of Romania

Bulevardul M. Kogalniceanu 29, 70602 Bucuresti, Romania

Romanian Culture Center

200 East 38th St., New York, NY, (212) 687-0180, <roculture.org>

Romanian American Heritage Center

2540 Grey Tower Road, Jackson, Ml 49201, (517) 522-8260, <feefhs.org/ro/frg-rahc.html>

Romanian Ethnic Arts Museum and Library

St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church, 3256 Warren Road, Cleveland, OH 44111 (216) 941-5550

Romanian Folk Art Museum

1606 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 732-6780, <users.erols.com/romuseum>

From the February 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine