Eastern Europe Roots Toolkit

Eastern Europe Roots Toolkit

Web sites, books and more

Slovenia

WEB SITES

Genealogy and Heraldry in Slovenia

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

Origin of Slovene Surnames

<www.arctur.si/slovenia/surnames.html>

Slovenia GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~svnwgw>

Slovenia Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-slv.html>

Slovenian Genealogy Research Aids

<www.sloveniangenealogy.org/onlineresources/orgresearch-aid.htm>

BOOKS

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

ORGANIZATIONS

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

<www.pokarh-mb.si/pamb.html>

Slovenian Genealogical Society

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

Croatia

WEB SITES

Croatia Genealogy Homepage

<www.feefhs.org/cro/frg-hr.html>

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

Croatia Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-cro.html>

Croatian Genealogy Links

<www.curkovic.f2s.com/links.html>

Croatian Heritage

<www.croatians.com>

Croatian Roots

<www.croatianroots.com>

How To Do Croatian Genealogy

<www.durham.net/facts/crogen>

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

<www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson27.htm#Croatians>

BOOKS

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

WEB SITES

Albania Genealogy Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com/albania>

Albania Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-alb.html>

Albanian Cultural Heritage

<www.albanianculturalheritage.com>

Italo-Albanian Heritage Pages

<www.albanianculturalheritage.com>

Yahoo! Clubs: Albanian

<clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/albanian>

BOOKS

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

ORGANIZATIONS

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>

WEB SITES

Cyndi’s List — Eastern Europe

<www.cyndislist.com/easteuro.htm>

EastEuropeCenWeb

<rootsweb.com/-easeurgw>

E-Transcriptum

<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

<wwwpersonal.umich.edu/-cgaunt/eeurope.html>

Hamburg Link to Your Roots

<www.hamburg.de/LinkToYourRoots/english/start.htm>

JewishGen Shtetl Seeker

<www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker>

RecipeSource

<209.157.67.146/ethnic/europe>

Repositories of Primary Sources: Europe

<www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/eurol.html>

Slavophilia

<www.slavophilia.net>

BOOKS

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)

ORGANIZATIONS

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

WEB SITES

Bosnia-Herzegovina CenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~bihwgw>

Bosnia and Herzegovina Genealogy Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com/bosnia>

Bosnian Telephone Directory

<www.imenik.ptt.ba>

Online Bosnian-English Dictionary

<www.bricesa.com.au/dict/search.html>

ORGANIZATIONS

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Bulgaria & Macedonia

WEB SITES

Bulgaria Genealogy Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com/bulgaria>

Bulgaria GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~bgrwgw>

Bulgaria Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-bul.html>

Bulgarian Phone Directory

<db.infotel.bg:8889>

Genealogy Macedonia

<geneamac.dhs.org/index.php3>

History of Bulgaria

<www.bulgaria.com/history/bulgaria>

Macedonian Republic Genealogy Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com/macedonian>

Macedonian Republic Mailing Lists

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

Slavic Cyrillic Transliteration Table

<www.loc.gov/rr/european/lccyr.html>

988 White Pages

<988.mt.com.mk>

BOOKS

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)

ORGANIZATIONS

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’

WEB SITES

The Carpathian Connection

<www.tccweb.org>

Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Web Site

<www.rusyn.com>

Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base

<www.carpatho-rusyn.org>

Cyndi’s List — Czech Republic & Slovakia

<www.cyndislist.com/czech.htm>

Czech GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~czewgw>

Czech Republic Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-cze.html>

Genealogical Research in the Czech Republic

<www.mzv.cz/washington/cons/genealogy.htm>

It’s All Relative Genealogy

<www.iarelative.com>

Letter-Writing Guide: Czech and Slovak

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

Online Czech-English Dictionary

<www.wordbook.cz>

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

<www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson27.htm#Czechs>

Slovak and Rusyn Roots: Getting Started

<feefhs.org/socslav/hudick1.html>

Slovak-English-German Dictionary

<premium.isternet.sk/slovnik/default.asp>

Slovak GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~svkwgw>

Slovakia.org

<www.slovakia.org>

Slovakia Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-slo.html>

Slovak Telephone Directory

<www.zoznamst.sk/sk>

BOOKS

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)

ORGANIZATIONS

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
 

Hungary

WEB SITES

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

<www.xcelco.on.ca/~genealog/hungary1.htm>

Hungary GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~wghungar>

Hungarian Heraldry

<www.heraldica.org/topics/national/hungary.htm>

Hungarian Links

<www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/9548/links.html>

Hungarian Names 101

<www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magyarnames101.html>

Hungarian Village Finder and Gazetteer

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

Hungarotips

<www.hungarotips.com>

Hungary Mailing Lists

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

Online Hungarian-English Dictionary

<www.freedict.com/onldict/hun.html>

Radix

<www.bogardi.com/gen>

RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees: Hungarians

<www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson27.htm#Hungarians>

Writing Letters to Hungary: Dos and Don’ts

<www.austro-hungarian-genealogy-translations.com/dodont.html>

BOOKS

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)

ORGANIZATIONS

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>

 

Yugoslavia

WEB SITES

Montenegro Genealogy Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com/montenegro>

Serbia Genealogy Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com/serbia>

Serbia GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~serwgw>

Serbia Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-ser.html>

Slavic Cyrillic Transliteration Table

<www.loc.gov/rr/european/lccyr.html>

Yugoslavia Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-yug.html>

BOOKS

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)

ORGANIZATIONS

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>

 
 

Romania

WEB SITES

Emigration/Romanian Ancestry

<marinel.net/romania/ancestry.html>

Guide to Finding Your Romanian Town

<www.rootsweb.com/~romwgw/romaniatownmap.html>

Links to Romania

<hometown.aol.com/patraulius>

Romania (Rumania) Homepage

<www.feefhs.org/ro/frg-ro.html>

Romania GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~romwgw/index.html>

Romania Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen__mail_country-rom.html>

Romanian Cookbook

<hometown.aol.com/simonagscu/romancook.html>

Romanian-English Dictionary

<dictionar.info.uvt.ro/base/newindex.html>

Romanian Genealogy

<www.multimania.com/cosminc>

Romanian White Pages

<www.whitepages.ro>

BOOKS

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

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

ORGANIZATIONS

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

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