GENEALOGY INVESTIGATIONS

Whether you need comprehensive genealogical research or seeking specific records to fill gaps in your family history, we are here to help.

How can we assist you?

Our services extend to locating living relatives and facilitating contact on your behalf, which may include arranging visits, conducting interviews, and digitally recording meetings.

In addition to genealogical research, we offer photography and aerial footage services to capture ancestral places, homes, churches, cemeteries, and headstones.

Are you searching for school, land census (cadastral), military, or other records? Or perhaps you have another request?

Simply let us know.

Our expertise spans across Serbia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and other Southeastern European countries. This region has a
rich history, having been part of various states, empires, and administrative regions throughout the centuries.

This region has been subject to the rule of many historical states over the centuries, culminating in the collapse of the long-standing European kingdoms, such as the Austrian and Hungarian (formerly Habsburg) Empire. The complex history of the area continued to shape the newly formed countries after World War II, including shifts in ideology towards communism, conflicts in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s, and the subsequent dissolution into
several independent states.

Here are some historical and contemporary names of the regions (or subsections thereof) within our purview: Serbia, Torontál, Temes, Timis,
Batschka, Bačka, Bács-Bodrog, Syrmien, Szerém, Schwabian Bosnia and Herzegovina, Crna Gora, Montenegro, Voivodeship of Serbia and Banat
of Temeschwar, Vojvodina, Schwäbische Türkei, Tolna, Baranja, Baranya, Somogy, Slavonija, Slavonien, Satu Mare, Szatmár, Sathmar, Hungarian
Highlands, Schildgebirge, Erdély, Transylvania, Siebenbürgen, Walachia, Kingdom of Hungary, Magyar Királyság, Regnum Hungariae, Königreich
Ungarn, Habsburg Empire, Habsburgerreich, Habsburgermonarchie, Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie, Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia, The Palatinate, Pfalz, Rheinpfalz

Our genealogy activities encompass all the diverse communities and religious affiliations in the region, including Danube Germans (Donauschwaben or
Podunavski Nemci), Serbs, Romanians, Slovaks, Rusyns (Ruthenians), Hungarians, Roma, Croats, Jews, and others.

We also work with a variety of religious denominations, such as Serbian Orthodox, Romanian Orthodox, Greek-Catholic, Roman Catholic, various Protestant denominations, Judaism, and more.

Our investigations transcend religious affiliations as we adeptly navigate civil registry records, collaborating closely with registry offices.

Embarking on a journey through your family history starts with defining your objectives. We can arrange an online meeting or communicate via email to discuss your goals.

Stages of our work

Welcome to our genealogy research journey! Here, we’ll guide
you through the steps of our work.

Analysis of initial data and fees

Once we understand your objectives and assess the available sources, repository access, and investigation requirements, we'll provide you with an evaluation of the feasibility of achieving your research goals. Additionally, we'll estimate the associated fees and costs. Our research fee can be structured on an hourly basis or, in some cases, as a flat rate for the entire project.

Start of the research

Once we agree on the terms, we will create a detailed research plan. Upon receipt of the agreed advance payment or retainer, we will commence work on your case.

Progress updates

Throughout the project, you can expect regular updates on our progress and interim reports.

Completed research

Upon completion, we'll furnish you with a comprehensive final report in PDF/MS Document format. This report will include fully translated copies of all obtained certificates and documents, accompanied by our notes and remarks. Vital record signatures will be color-coded based on the type of event and presented in chronological order.Furthermore, we'll provide scans and images of all acquired documents and a preliminary family tree draft. Following the delivery of the final report, we'll be available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

We commit to providing the following

How to place the request for genealogy investigation?

When requesting a genealogy investigation, please submit your request in a free-form email or as an attached MS Word or PDF document.

To aid our research, please provide the following information if applicable and available:

  • Names, places, and precise or approximate dates of key events (births, marriages, deaths)
  • Ancestors’ religion
  • Documents such as passenger manifests, declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, obituaries, and family tree charts/drafts.
  • Items like postcards, letters, and any family stories that might be relevant.
  • A detailed description of what you hope to achieve with your genealogy investigation.

Note: Providing all the information listed above is not mandatory to start your investigation or trip planning. The most important step is to initiate correspondence, regardless of how much initial information you have! 

Professional Experience

Conferences in the USA in which Mr. Staša participated as a lecturer

LIVE WEBINAR, GERMANIC GENEALOGY SOCIETY, USA, 2021

GERMANIC GENEALOGY SOCIETY, USA
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Live Webinar, Title: Sauerkraut & Paprika: Finding Your Germanic Roots In Danube
https://ggsmn.org/eventListings.php?nm=38&page=1&nr=A&ec=A&tf=P

ROMANIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY SEMINAR (Donauschwaben genealogy) – St. Paul, MN, July 31, 2017

Topics covered:

  • Civil records repositories and access to the records which are protected by privacy protection laws
  • Use of land survey records in genealogy.
  • Closing of the remaining gaps related to the parish records in the region.
  • Private life of Banaters in 18th, 19th and the first half of 20th century with a spotlight on Banat earth architecture, regional cuisine, transportation, and other subjects.

Event details:
https://romaniangenealogy.com/special-guest-presentation/
Flyer: https://romaniangenealogy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stasa-Cvetkovic-presentations-flyer-final.pdf

ROMANIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY SEMINAR (Romanian genealogy) – St. Paul, MN, August 1, 2017

Topics covered:

  • Basic considerations for beginners in Romanian genealogy.
  • Repositories of civil (government) records in Romania and Serbia, including access to records protected by privacy laws (typically 100 years).
  • Church parish records in the region, detailing the information they contain and methods for obtaining them.
  • Insights into the private lives of Banaters during the 18th, 19th, and the first half of the 20th century, with a focus on Banat earth architecture, regional cuisine, transportation, and other related subjects.

Mt. ANGEL DANUBE SWABIAN CONFERENCE 2014

For further inquiries or to discuss speaking opportunities, please contact us.

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