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Getting started with Croatia research

Welcome to the Croatia Page!

FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Croatia Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Croatian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Croatia Page is a work in progress, your contributions and <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback">feedback</a> are essential!

Research Tools

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  • <a href="Croatia Beginning Research">Beginning Croatian Research Overview</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Letter Writing Guide">Letter Writing Guide</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Websites">Websites</a>
  • <a href="Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language Page & Word List">Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language Page & Word List</a>



Online Databases

  • <a href="http://arhinet.arhiv.hr/index.aspx">ARHiNET Croatia</a> Central National Register of Archival Fonds and Collections of the Republic of Croatia (includes some vital registers)
  • <a href="Croatia, Delnice Roman Catholic Church Books(Family Search Historical Records)">Croatia, Delnice Roman Catholic Church Books(Family Search Historical Records)</a>

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The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. In 1991 Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia.

Croatia is a country situated in Southeastern Europe, bordering Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Adriatic Sea, and the Gulf of Trieste.

To read more about Croatia see <a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hr.html">The World Factbook</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia">Wikipedia</a>

Did you know?

<a href="Croatia Slavonia">Slavonia</a> is a geographical and historical region in eastern Croatia. It is a lowland bounded, in part, by the Drava river in the north, the Sava river in the south, and the Danube river in the east.

<a href="Croatia Dalmatia">Dalmatia</a> is a historical region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea and is situated in Croatia. It spreads between the island of Rab in the northwest and the Bay of Kotor, in Montenegro, in the southeast. The hinterland, the Dalmatian Zagora, ranges from fifty kilometers in width in the north to just a few kilometers in the south.

<a href="Croatia Istria">Istriais</a> the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

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Beginner's Corner
  • <a href="Croatia Beginners Corner Getting Started">Getting started</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?">What's the next step?</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records">Finding your ancestor in the records</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Beginners Corner Tips for Beginners">Tips for beginners</a>
News and Events

Croatian vital registers are slowly becoming available online. Click <a href="http://arhinet.arhiv.hr/_Pages/SearchIndexPage.aspx?Id=26">here</a> to check the database.

Topics
  • <a href="Croatia Archives and Libraries">Archives and Libraries</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Biographies">Biographies</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Census">Census</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Church Directories">Church Directories</a>
  • Church History
  • <a href="Croatia Church Records">Church Records</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Civil Registration">Civil Registration</a>
  • Court Records
  • <a href="Croatia Directories">Directories</a>
  • Dwellings
  • <a href="Croatia Emigration and Immigration">Emigration and Immigration</a>
  • Gazetteers
  • <a href="Croatia Genealogy">Genealogy</a>
  • Heraldry
  • Historical Geography
  • <a href="Croatia History">History</a>
  • <a href="Croatia Jewish Records">Jewish Records</a>
  • Land and Property
  • <a href="Croatia Language and Languages">Language and Languages</a>
  • Maps
  • Military Records
  • <a href="Croatia Minorities">Minorities</a>
  • Names Personal
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Newspapers
  • Nobility
  • Obituaries
  • Occupations
  • Periodicals
  • Population
  • Probate Records
  • Schools
  • <a href="Croatia Societies">Societies</a>
Useful Websites

Click <a href="Croatia Websites">here</a> for helpful websites.


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