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Banat was a region in the southern part of Hapsburg Austria, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in what is now Serbia, Romania and Hungary.
See: Banat Village Index
About the Banat
Emigration and Immigration
- Familienbuch Mettlach und Umgebung (southwest part of Germany). Many settlers came from the area around the city of Mettlach, Saarland, Germany.
- Maps of Hungary, 1910 in Maygar language of Hungary
- Donauschwaben Villages Mailing List at Rootsweb, with browse and search capacity.
Topic: A bilingual English-German mailing for anyone with an interest in the former Danube Swabian (ethnic German) villages situated in the six regions which were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918: Banat, Batschka, Hungarian Highlands, Sathmar, Swabian Turkey, Syrmia & Slavonia. We help researchers discover their Danube Swabian ancestral roots, history, environs, culture and lifestyle. We encourage our list members to ask questions and share discoveries. This mailing list is associated with The Donauschwaben Villages' Helping Hands (DVHH) website below: DVHH is a volunteer project for researchers of Danube Swabian Heritage.
- Banat Mailing List at Rootsweb, with browse and search capacity
Topic: A bilingual English-German mailing list for information on people who migrated eastward, primarily in the 1700s, from various former German States and settled lands in the Danube Basin of South-central Europe. These settlers, later referred to as Danube Swabians (in German Donauschwaben), lived in communities which are located today in Hungary, Romania, and countries of the former Federation of Yugoslavia. The focus of the list is genealogy, and history as it relates to the language, food, customs, culture, and lives of these unique peoples circa 1700 to the present. All historical areas of Danube Swabian habitation and culture are discussed on the list, and include former Austrian and Hungarian administrative regions known as Batschka, Bosnia, Sathmar, Schwaubische Turkei (Hungary), Slavonia, Syrmia, Vojvodina, and others.
- DONAUSCHWABEN VILLAGES Helping Hands, a Nonprofit Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands (DVHH) consist of all volunteers, whose desire is to help descendants of the German ethnic group "Danube Swabian" discover their ancestral roots, history, environs, culture and lifestyles. Our Mission is to collect and provide historical and genealogical information for the former Danube Swabian (DS) villages situated in the six regions which were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918: Banat, Batschka, Slavonia - Syrmia, Swabian Turkey, Hungarian Highlands, and Sathmar. Our website is chock-full of data, having been developed using input from this very forum of volunteers to flesh out all the aspects of the Danube Swabian people. The DVHH Village Coordinators hope to bring you closer to your ancestral village.
- History of German Settlements in Southern Hungary by Sue Clarkson, with bibliography
- DANUBE-SWABIANS / DONAUSCHWABEN Extensive list of Resources for the study of Donauschwaben Genealogy
- DONAUSCHWABEN IN THE BANAT Genealogy Resources for the Donauschwaben in the Banat, including the Arader Land
- Donauschwaben Heritage Society Preserves the Donauschwaben heritage and the Donauschwaben communities around the world
- Remembering Our Donauschwaben Ancestors Publishes historical and genealogical information on the Donauschwaben villages and provides a repository of information specific to Donauschwaben genealogy.
- The Working Group of Danube-Swabian Researchers (AKdFF) The "Working Group of Danube Swabian Family Researchers" or in German, "Arbeitskreis donauschwaebischer Familienforscher" is a society of over 700 members with headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany, and specializing in Donauschwaben genealogy research. The goal of most researchers is to find the ancestors who were the original settlers in southern Hungary, and to find out where they lived in the old German states prior to migration
- The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) Serves all ethnic groups, religious groups and genealogists with East European ancestors
- GenealogyRO Group is a Genealogical Research & Probate Investigations Group with full research capabilities for Romanian Banat, Transylvania, and Romania. Our belief is that genealogical research must be stimulated in this corner of the World. In these Web pages everybody is invited to check our contributions in achieving this purpose.
- Donauschwaben Genealogical Data Index
- David Dreyer’s Ship Extraction Database of the Banat Emigration from Banat including name extractions
- Donauschwaben Village List
- Homeland association of the Banaters (in German)
- Institut für donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde (IDGL) (in German)
- Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum (in German)
- Donauschwäbische Ortsmonographien (in German)
- Familienforschung im Banat (in German)
- Banater Zeitung (in German)