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The following information was submitted on 04-22-2001 by: Robert Jerin on, reference #.


There are at least a dozen listings in the current on line phone books for surname KATARINCIC. Whether they are related to your line is another question. Refer to list for link to phone books.

Useful links for Croatian genealogy, inc. Bosnia, Lika, etc Updated 3-10-01


Croatia genforum message board:

Rootsweb genealogy message board:

Croatia based HR message board

Family History message board of


Place name locator for the world, inc. Croatia:

Croatia and Bosnia maps:

Croatia town and city locator. Due to the lack of being able to view Croatian letters with diacritical markings the names may appear a bit unusual but just use common sense and you will find the place you are seeking.

1910 Hungarian County Maps, inc. areas of Croatia and Slavonia (site is in Hungarian but maps are useful)
Click on LINKS and then click on 1910 Hungarian County Maps, Croatian areas will be included in Lika-Kravaba, Modrus-Fiume, Zagrab, Varasd, Belovar, Baranya, Veroce, Szerem and Pozsega.

ShtelSeeker a good place name locator for all Eastern Europe


A general article about the history of surnames

Ancestry com

Here is a link to FREE downloadable family tree software from the LDS (Mormon) church, I know several people who use it and like it

This is a listing of LDS Family History Centers generated from data sent by the Family History Center address submission form. The listing is nowhere near complete and readers are invited to submit information about any FHC's with which they are familiar.

Stories abound about arrogant and/of nationalistic US Immigration officials changing our forbearer’s names. But are these stories true? Here is a link which delves into what may be just a “family legend” without basis!


United States Immigration and Naturalization Service Website contains information about the INS Historical Reference Library collection and services

Locating family records in Croatia

Appleby in Rijeka, Croatia has a good genealogy page:

Links to organizations Associated with FEEFHS from 14 Countries, inc. Croatia:

Croatians Books, Croatian Immigration, Croatian Coats of Arms, Croatian Genealogy, Croatian Heraldry, Ragusan Press Books, CGHS- By Adam S. Eterovich. Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society, research available

A Croatian genealogy newsletter:

Web page for The Vivodina Society, northern Croatia

A link to information about Germans, Donauschwabians, in Croatia (Slavonia):

History of German Settlements in Southern Hungary (inc. Croatia)

Croatia History links, plus lots more

The Vlachs in Bosnia (and Croatia)
Istro-Romanians in Croatia

The Province of Burgenland, Austria, was formed from parts of the Hungarian counties (Megye) of Vas, Sopron and Moson following WWI. While it is Austria's youngest province, it can claim to be one of the oldest. It has a fascinating history worthy of being studied in detail. The population comprises people of mainly Germanic, Croatian and Hungarian descent.

The next two links are to sites about White Croatia, in ancient times white signified north and red south thus the red and white checkered Croatian Coat of Arms. This area is in present day Poland, including Krakow, and was populated by White Croatians as early as the 1st century AD. At one time this was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was called Galicia.

History of the Arbanasi in Croatia

This link has history of Zumberak and Uskoci in Croatia

Istro-Romanians in Croatia


Croatia on line phone books. NOTE: to use the on line phone books first select area code (zupanija which means county), then type in the name you are searching for next to Subscriber, then check the circle next to csz (this will allow use of English style keyboards), select 100 results and then click on query. You will see the list of names. The listings include phone number and mailing addresses and will also give you the correct Croatian spelling, with diacritical marks over csz. Be sure not to use the Anglicized or Americanized version I. E. ch or sh when searching. The page will also display as list of towns by county if you click on that bar. Information includes phone number, name, address and city.

Worldwide Phone Directory index of online phone books, with over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 170 countries all around the world.

Bosnia on line phone directory The Bosnia phone book is available on line. Just type in the surname next to preizime select Kanton which is the region and then click on Trazi (search)

Religions in Croatia

Eastern Rite Church in Croatia

First Croatian Church in US

Catholic Church in Croatia


NEW! Link to Ellis Island records, including immigrant information, place of origin, ship name and much more

A good site to learn about tourism and all the beautiful and historic places in Croatia, there is also a section on the language.

Another site about the language with many links not only about language but Croatian history

Jerin family page:

Croatian Heritage Museum and Library, Cleveland, Ohio USA

A very good meta-search engine (IMHO one of the best):

Professional genealogical research services for Croatia
Zeljko “Fritz” Frigan’s Croatia Roots
Genealogical research for about 3000 family names originating from Dubrovnik city, Konavle, Zupa dubrovacka, Rijeka dubrovacka, Dubrovacko primorje, Peljesac, Kolocep, Lopud, Sipan and Lastovo

Good Luck! Let me know how it goes or if you have any other questions.

Robert Jerin
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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