Are there any records for Kotoriba, Croatia? Where is the best place to look?

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WikiTree profile: Tina Swint
in Genealogy Help by Tina Swint G2G Crew (320 points)

A Croatian Roots Project just started up this week if you want to join and have a sub project to it be focused on your research, etc.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Croatian_Roots_Project

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by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (888k points)
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Hey Tina!

I have Croatian ancestors on both my paternal and maternal sides of my tree, so I have had a lot of experience with Croatian Catholic Church records.

Were your Croatian ancestors from Kotoriba Catholic?  If so, I can help you get started on locating them in the Croatian Catholic Church records which are easily-accessible through this link on Familysearch:

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040054?

The following record sets are available for the Catholic parish in Kotoriba:

  • Births (Rođeni) 1789-1857 Marriages (Vjenčani) 1790-1857 Deaths (Umrli) 1790-1857
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  • Births (Rođeni) 1858-1885
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  • Births (Rođeni) 1885-1889 Marriages (Vjenčani) 1858-1898 Deaths (Umrli) 1858-1890
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  • Births (Rođeni) 1895-1899
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  • Births (Rođeni), Marriages (Vjenčani), Deaths (Umrli) 1849
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  • Deaths (Umrli) 1890-1917
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  • Deaths (Umrli) 1907-1919
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  • Marriages (Vjenčani) 1907-1918 Deaths (Umrli) 1895-1900

I don't have any knowledge of the Croatian language, but the records are actually pretty easy to follow, as they are organized consistently so that you can find surnames, dates and locations.

I can help you get started with these if you think that your family members might be in these records because they were Catholic.  

by Ray Jones G2G6 Pilot (153k points)

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