Project: Gottschee

Categories: German Roots | Gottschee | Slovenia | Kočevje, Slovenia

Gottschee is a sub project of the Germany project

Herzlich Willkommen!
Welcome to the Gottschee Project!

Dobrodošli v projektu Kočevje!

How did the Gottschee Project begin at WikiTree?

Project Coordinator: Dawn Ellis

I am Dawn Ellis - "I don't actually have Gottscheer roots, but I find it absolutely fascinating that a group of people were able to keep their culture and language alive for hundreds of years while surrounded by another language and culture. When I started working on the genealogy of a friend,I had no knowledge of the Gottscheer people. Neither did he. He thought he might be Yugoslavian, but really had no idea."(note: The Gottschee Region was a part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia during 1918–1941)

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Indentify ancestors with Gottscheer roots.
  • Identify their village and house numbers
  • Add category tags to all those ancestors for Gottschee (with double square brackets) and the Village and house number (also with double square brackets), ie. Category:Unterlag house 5 and Category:Gottschee (don't forget the double square brackets)
  • Copy and paste the following template on profiles that have German ancestry.
{{German Roots Sticker}}

Here is a great resource for locating your Gottschee village

Lost Gottschee Villages in Slovenia Part 1A–J . Published 2018.

Wikipedia also has a List of Gottschee German villages

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page or send me a private message. Thanks!


How to Participate germany.gif

If you would like to be involved in the Gottschee Project, please do the following:

  1. Add germany to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Ask Maggie N. to award you the Germany Project Member badge.
  3. Project Coordinator: Dawn Ellis
  4. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now (please also include which colony villages your family is from, if you know).

Members of the Gottschee Project

  • Emma MacBeath "I have Gottschee roots (as well as members on my WT tree) and belong to a Facebook Gottschee group"
  • Maggie N. - German Roots co-leader. Working on adding sources, adding connections & categories to Gottschee profiles at WikiTree.

Project Mission and Tasks at WikiTree

The mission of the Gottschee sub-Project is to spot Gottschee profiles on WikiTree.

  • Identify ancestors with Gottschee roots.
  • Add sources to Gottschee profiles.
  • Place regional category on your Gottschee ancestor. If your village or town has not been created yet, ask Maggie or the categorization leader, Steven Harris, to make one for you.
  • Copy and paste the following template on profiles that have German ancestry.
{{German Roots Sticker}}


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