Bosnia and Herzegovina Beginner's Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records
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Before finding your ancestor in the records, you will need to know:
- The actual name of an ancestor
- The date of birth, marriage, and death (can be estimated)
- The place of origin
- The religion of an ancestor
Click here if you are missing any of the above listed information.
Find your ancestor in the records
The best sources of genealogical information in Bosnia and Herzegovina are the church records kept by the local parishes and vital records kept by the local civil registration offices. The Family History Library holds very few vital and military records from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Library has also some history and genealogy books. Use the FamilySearch Catalog to determine what records are available for the locality.
Research by mail
If the records you want are not available through the Family History Library they may be available through the archives in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please refer to the Letter Writing Guide for detailed information.