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  • Civil registration was first instituted in Vojvodina in 1895 when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Elsewhere in Serbia & Montenegro, it was instituted in 1946. Civil registration offices are under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, separate from the archive system.

Civil registration

Record type: Civil records of birth, marriage, and death.

General: Civil registration was first instituted in Vojvodina in 1895 when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Elsewhere in Yugoslavia it was not instituted until 1946.

Time period: 1895-present.

Contents: Birth, marriage, and death have the exact date of the event, including time of day for births; names of principal and parents; occupation and religious preference of parents; name of informant for births and names of witnesses for marriages; place of residence for parents of new born, of the groom and bride for marriages, and of the deceased for deaths; age at death, cause of death, and place of burial in death records.

Location: Civil registration offices. The system is under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and is separate from the archive system.

Population coverage: 90-95% coverage of the population.

Reliability: High.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro),” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1989-1998.