Danube Swabian


Donauschwaben
Villages Helping Hands

"Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors!

 


1. Start here 2. Finding Aids  3. Emigrant Books

Starting your research

0. Start Here | 1. Gene-Aids | 2. Military Matters | 3. Immigration | 4. Austria-Hungary | 5. Deutschland

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You many even connect with a cousin on the mail list!

       0. Start here!


Researching Your Donauschwaben Family Tree

Select records to search . . .

Organize what you already know about your family
Place this information on a 
Pedigree Chart and family group sheet
Copy new information onto your pedigree charts/family group sheets


Start with yourself and work back in time

Decide what you want to learn or obtain about your family . . .
Choose an ancestor
Identify a question (Born? Married? Died? Parents? etc.)
Who? Where? When?

Select records to search . . .
Where to search (Home, National Archives, LDS Family History Center,
County Courthouse, State Archives/Health Department, etc.)
Vital Records (Birth, marriage & death records), & Census
Deeds, wills, naturalization, ship passenger list, passports, obituaries,
church/cemetery records, headstones.
Heimat, Familien & Ortssippenbuchen (family town books)
Church records of Austria Hungary (1826-1895 available from LDS)
Deutsch Ungarischer Familien Kalender  (German Hungarian Family Calendar magazines).

Reference Information

Where do I start? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1993, #2(32916).

Reference Information: [Where do I start? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1993, #2 (32916)]. Vereinigung der Donauschwaben e. V. Trenton, NJ Courtesy of Dennis Bauer.
 

Uncle Willy was Hieronymus
Or, Creating a Name Authority File for Family History Research

Excerpts from Correspondence With Pastor Ronald Lommel

Surname changes in Hungary 1800-1893 KlimoTheca digital library has now made the pages of Zoltán Szentiványi's Hungarian surname change book available online.  

2.Gene-Aids


Foreign Words Used by Donauschwaben  |  German Verbs  |  Hungarian-English Research Terms & Phrases

Common Latin in your daily genealogical research  |  Romanian Occupation - English Translations

Who remembers "Tapolcsányi - Topolcsányi"?
It's now at dvhh.org! . . .

HUNGARIAN GIVEN NAMES
With English, Latin, German, Rumanian equivalents.



NAMES OF MONTHS
In Latin, English, German, Croatian, Chech, Polish
equivalents

Donauschwaben Glossary
Commonly used words and terms found during Donauschwaben researcher & discussions.

Alte Deutsche Handschrift ~ Old German Handwriting

Inserting German characters on a PC: 
Hold down the "Alt" key & punch in numbers on the numeric keypad on the right: 
ä = 132 | Ä= 142 | ö= 148 | Ö=153 | ü=129 | Ü=154 | ß=225

Relationship Chart

Genealogy Symbols & Abbreviations [used in church records]

Baptism - Marriage - Death "Page Headings" for Hungarian records, translated to English.

English Versions of Foreign Names [pdf]

Internet Genealogy [Aug/Sep 2011 Issue, the DVHH is mentioned under "Net Notes"]

Genealogical Codicil to My Last Will and Testament

Austria-Hungary Family Research

Hungarian Census Records

Where is the little German village my ancestor came from?

 


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