Croatia Church Records
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- Roman Catholic parishes kept registers earlier than Orthodox parishes which were required to keep them only after 1777. Croats are almost exclusively Roman Catholic and Serbs are Orthodox.
- Civil transcripts of registers were mandated during the 19th century.
- A tabular format was adopted after 1848.
- Older parish registers have been and continue to be transferred to the district historical archives or the Croatia State Archive.
- The language of the records is either Latin, Croatian, Hungarian, or Italian. Glagolitic and Cyrillic as well as Roman script occur in the records.
- Various church books from the Croatian State Archives
- Orthodox church records of the Blaski eparchy (Blaski is not a geographic place, but the name of a patriarch. The eparchy covered all of the Orthodox parishes in Dalmatia)
- Documents from district church archives throughout Croatia
- Church records from the Osijek State Archives
- Material from the Varaždin State Archives
- Catholic church books from the Zadar and Split State Archives
- Orthodox church books from the Zadar and Split State Archives
- Church books from the Dubrovnik State Archives
- Records from the Rijeka State Archives
- Records from the Pazin State Archives
- ARHiNET Croatia 209 vital registers, presently from the Zagreb area only, expected to grow.