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For many years, the only church records available to researchers in North America were microfilms from the Family History Library of the Mormon Church. Films #1190365 and #1190366 contain church records from 1789 to 1842 for baptisms, 1828 for marriages, and 1851 for deaths. These records were filmed by the Nazis before World War II for the purpose of determining who was and who was not German. The original films are kept in Stuttgart and the FHL was able to obtain copies. Eventually ZVA was able to obtain digital image copies of the original records into the late twentieth century. This article describes those records, finding aids, and includes a downloadable interpretation aid.

Over the years, the Zichydorf Village Association has acquired a collection of image files of church book pages. We are greatly indebted to László Rudolf for his assistance in acquiring these images. We sell this data to recover the cost of acquisition. Our collection is described in the list below.

Thanks to Barry Anwender for compiling this list of surnames of the the approximately 125 families comprising 500 to 600 settlers who rebuilt Zichydorf in 1787 at its present location. The surnames of some of these early settlers were:

This Digital 1828 Land Census Index for the Zichydorf village was created by Barry J. Anwender of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada from Martha Remer Connor's hand typed index. All village researchers, genealogists, and Zichydorfer descendants extend sincere thanks to Martha Remer Connor for the dedication to create the hand typed Torontal (Banat) County index. Special thanks goes to John Movius of CEFHA, who coded the index into an HTML web page for the Internet.

This page describes the relevant microfilms for Zichydrof research and contains an index of names in the baptism list.

This index was compiled by Glenn Schwartz from the list Die einstigen deutschen Bewohner des Dorfes in the book Verlorene Heimat Georghausen by Josef Wüst (Wuest/Wust). It lists residents of Georghausen households in 1941 along with years of birth and death and residence in 1991. The original German book is no longer available, however an authorized English translation, Lost Homeland Georgshausen, was released in 2008. Thanks to Henry Fischer for translating and Ray Borschowa and Barbara Hebenstreit (the author's daughter) for editing. A special thanks to Ray for the great care he put into the production of the book. To order the English book, contact Ray Borschowa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We thank Shirley Gibbard for compiling this index. The information contained in the EINWOHNERZEICHNIS ZICHYDORFS, in der REIHENFOLGE d. HAUSNUMMER (The Zichydorf Householders List in Order of House Number), was collected and compiled by Mr. Georg Basch and is part of the GESCHICHTE der GEMEINDE ZICHYDORF (History of the Community of Zichydorf) by Mr. Johann Achtzehner.

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