Yugoslavia is one of Europe's newest countries. A new nation called the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes was formed on December 1, 1918. It consisted of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Dalmatia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
On November 29, 1945, the monarchy was abolished and the nation became a communist republic called the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia.
In 1991, the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia began to break up, with Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Macedonia declaring their independence. There are separate message boards for the new or old Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia.
On April 27, 1992, a new constitution was adopted and Serbia and Montenegro changed the name of the country to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). It consists of the Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia. Also included are the autonomous provinces of Vojvodina and Kosovo.
If you do not know which Yugoslavian Republic, Province or old Country your ancestors are from use the NEW YUGOSLAVIA MESSAGE BOARD
at Ancestry/RootsWeb to:
- Post Queries
- VOLUNTEER to do LOOK UPS
BE SURE TO READ THE MESSAGE BOARD FAQ
and check the Links & Announcements on the Board
for news of updates to this page and new reference
- Yugoslavia - A Country Study: A detailed introduction
to Yugoslavia's history, geography, society, economy, government and politics.
- MS-Encarta info about Yugoslavia
- Search Page by FEEFHS
- Cyndi's List for Eastern Europe. Everything!
- Western Balkans Chronology by Obsidian
- How to obtain location of your nearest LDS-Mormon Family History Center (FHC)
The Archives of Yugoslavia (in English or Serbian)
Language/Translations Serbian English Dictionary
Serbian < -- > English ...and more
Links to Maps
Map courtesy of www.theodora.com/maps used with permission.
Calle.com Reisenet Map Collection Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection - University of Texas
More Links of Interest Flags More Flags
Explore this site for Crests and COA also
(in English and Serbian - history, manuscripts & more links)
A Roman Palace in ex-Yugoslavia
The "Palace" of Diocletian at Split
The Royal House of Serbia/Yugoslavia
(interesting, includes historical photos)
World War II in Yugoslavia
There is a tremendous amount of information at this site,
even though some of the links are no longer valid
Tito & Yugoslavia Tito Breaks with Stalin Tito's Home Page
Irreverant, but full of details, photos & references
Yugoslavia 1989 -1996
by Warren Zimmerman -- ambassador to Yugoslavia thru 1989 to 1992
Civic Heraldry of Yugoslavia
Crests of the Countries, Provinces and Major Cities
Belgrade Visual Tour People Finder Service
(locate displaced relatives or friends)
Lost Family & Friends
RootsWeb/Ancestry Message Board
Going to Yugoslavia - or not?
The following Links contain useful information.
Disclaimer: Some of these sites may include ads or link to other sites with advertising. Inclusion here is for reference only, and in no way indicates that World GenWeb, Yugoslavia GenWeb, or RootsWeb endorse any products or services that may be advertised.
Current weather in Yugoslavia
From The Weather Underground
Hotels & Travel Information
With links to aid travel, by land or air
and Visa, Consulate and Currency information
If you do travel to Yugoslavia, why not arrange to copy some genealogical documents in addition to your own. When you return, you can easily scan and upload them to the
Yugoslavia Message Board for easy access by other families.
As you are researching, any new links for maps, history, photographs, or genealogies can be shared with other Yugoslavia researchers at the Yugoslavia Message Board, or the appropriate Country or Province Board listed below. You can add your own GEDCOM, photos (jpg files), letters (with translation requests), or offer to do look-ups or translations for others.
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Please direct any queries to the appropriate Message Board listed above. I regret that I am unable to respond to individual queries. Should you encounter problems with this site, please contact me at g e n e a l o g y @ c f l . r r . c o m (be sure to remove all the spaces). Please include the name of this site and a description of the problem (i.e. broken link).
Yugoslavia GenWeb Coordinator
Last updated November 2001, Original Material Copyright Patrice Green, 2001