Overview

Most of this section of the site is dedicated to the village of Zichydorf in Banat. However, several nearby villages were very closely tied to Zichydorf by family and church. In particular, we consider the villages of Georgshausen/Györgyhaza/Velika Greda and Setschanfeld/Szecsanfalva/Seconovo/Duzine to also be under our mandate. Other nearby villages of interest include Deutsch Stamora, Morawitza, and Urmenyhaza. You will also find material and links to other villages which have family ties to these villages.

 

History and Genealogy are so intertwined that it is often difficult to separate them. But to help you narrow your search, we have attempted to group resources into one of these two categories. Note that many resources do not relate directly to Zichydorf, but to the surrounding area. These sources should provide context to your search and may relate to villages that your ancestors lived in before or after Zichydorf.

 

ZVA has established a collection of books and other materials with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. The listing for these books is a good starting point for all your research. Many of them are written in German and either out of print or difficult to obtain in North America. Because of this, some of them are for reference only. In these cases, you will have to engage someone to do lookups for you. Other books are available in North America. Reviews of most of these books appear in ZVA newsletters (access requires registration). Check the SGS Library Catalog here.

Our good friend, Staša Cvetković, has created a Banat tour for September of this year. He was the guide and interpreter for the Serbian portion of the four previous tours that Glenn Schwartz organized and has done research for many of our members. He has also guided and done research for many other genealogists researching in the Banat. Praise for his organizational ability and attention to detail is virtually unanimous. A guide experienced in genealogy, ability in the local languages, with established contacts, and an understanding of regional travel is essential to a successful tour of eastern Europe. Please read Staša's proposal below. (Click on the Read More button.)

Dear fellow genealogist and Banaters,

 

I am glad to announce a Banat Tour in September of 2018!

 

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