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!


Welcome to the Gotschee Project


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

How did the Gottschee Project begin at WikiTree?

From 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.

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

  1. Please post a comment on this page or send Dawn a private message.
  2. Add Germany to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Ask Kylie Haese or Traci Thiessen to award you the Germany Project Member badge.
  4. Add your name to the Team Members 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).


  • Identify ancestors with Gottscheer roots.
  • Identify their village and house numbers.
  • Add sources to Gottschee profiles.
  • Place regional category on your Gottschee ancestor. If your village or town has not been created yet, ask the categorization project to make one for you.
  • Copy and paste the template below on profiles that have German ancestry.
    ... ... ... has German Roots.
    It displays as:
{{German Roots Sticker}}

Team Members

Team Leader: Dawn Ellis
  • Maggie N. - Working on adding sources, adding connections & categories to Gottschee profiles at WikiTree.
  • Stephen Sanders


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