The following information was submitted on 04-22-2001 by: Robert
Jerin on genealogy.com, 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
GENEALOGY MESSAGE BOARDS/FORUMS
Croatia genforum message board:
Rootsweb genealogy message board:
Croatia based HR message board
Family History message board of Ancestry.com
MAPS, PLACENAME LOCATORS, ETC.
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
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!
CROATIAN GENEALOGICAL HELP
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information about the INS Historical Reference Library collection and services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
ON LINE PHONE BOOKS
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
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
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
Adam Eterovich CROATIAN HERITAGE
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.
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland, Ohio, USA