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Croatia Church Books, 1516-1994

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Croatia Church Books, 1516-1994 is a free collection at FamilySearch and includes a searchable index and browsable images of Croatia birth records, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials. These records include baptismal, marriage, and burial records for:

The records were acquired from the Croatian State Archive. The images are in Croatian or Latin. Family Search has Croatian language helps as well as Latin language helps.

“This collection dates to a period when Croatia was not yet an independent country, so it includes records created under different governments, such as Hungary and the former Yugoslavia.”

Croatian birth records may include:

  • Date and place of baptism

  • Name of infant

  • Gender and date of birth

  • Legitimacy

  • Religion

  • Parents’ names, residence, and place of origin

  • Names of witnesses or godparents

Croatian marriage records may include:

  • Date and place of the event

  • Names of the bride and groom

  • Their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event

  • Places of origin and residence of the bride and groom

  • Names of parents

  • Name of witnesses

Croatian death or burial records may include:

  • Place and date of the event

  • Place and date of death

  • Name of the principal (deceased)

  • Civil status of principal at time of death

  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death

  • Parents’ names

  • Sometimes, place of burial


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