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Family Books of the Banat

Danube Swabians Resources

Familienbuch Hatzfeld im Banat, 1766-1920

By Helga and Anton Hornung


The Family Book of Hatzfeld in Banat by Helga Hornung and Anton has been released and is ready for delivery.

The Family book of the Catholic parish of Hatzfeld in Banat with filial parishes Klari, Tschene, Ketscha, Deutsch-Zerne and the local manorial domains, 1766-1920, by Helga and Anton Hornung, (published by the AVBF), 6 volumes (Danube Swabian Origins Research Series #198; German Local Kinship Books OFB #00.922), St. Georgen, 2015.

4,408 pages, 1 map, 2 local maps, 18 illustrations, 3 tables, hardcover, thread stitching binding.

Price is 180 € for the set.
Shipping to North America is 50 €.

Orders in the US and Canada will begin shipping after January 1, 2016.

For orders in North America, please contact:
Karen Dalton Preston:

For orders in the EU, contact:
Address: AVBF, Josef Michels, Spittelbergstraße 11, 78112 St. Georgen., Tel. 07724-7122, email: Josef

Read the review of this seminal work by Dr. Hertha Schwarz here.

Familienbuch Bethausen im Banat, 1883-1990

By Josef Michels


Family Book Bethausen im Banat, 1883-1990
By Josef Michels

Also included are the filial parishes of: Balinz, Bara, Bodo, Cladova, Dobresti, Iersnic, Manastiur, Nevrincea, Ohaba Lunga, Remetea Lunga and Zipar

Published by the Association for Publication of Banat family books (AVBF), St. Georgen, 2015

There are 339 pages, A5 format, hardcover, including a local and detail map, with thread-stitched binding.

Price: 30 € plus shipping.

For orders in North America, please contact:
Karen Dalton Preston:

For orders in Europe, please contact:
Josef Michels:

German Bourgeois Families Of Groß-Kikinda Before World War II

By Martha Istvan


German Bourgeois Families Of Groß-Kikinda Before World War II
By Martha Istvan

This work describes the family history of a number of prominent Danubeswabian families of Gross Kikinda and the businesses and institutions they created. These industries helped to shape the Banat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and employed great numbers of the local population.

Among these are the merchant family Pentz, the brick king Bohn and the Krümmer Flour Mill. Istvan has carefully documented her presentation, including many references from the Gross Kikinda newspapers. The work is profusely illustrated, and includes many photos of the local structures associated with these families, taken by the author. Other families that are mentioned include Kastory, Kisslinger, Draxler and Büchelbauer. The discussion on flour mills, an important and indispensable Banat feature, and the operational details of Krümmer's horse mill is particularly useful.

The text has a few disjointed spots but these do not distract from the wealth of available information. The text is in English, 186 pages.
— David Dreyer

The price is 10 € plus 5 € for postage in Eurpoe, or US $ 20.00.
The book is also available in an international edition in 3 languages (Serbian, German, Hungarian) for the same price.

Order from the author: Marta Istvan -

Familienbuch der katholischen Pfarrgemeinde Darowa
Kranichstätten/Banat, 1786-2009

Second Edition
By Martin Mahalek, Nikolaus Reiter, Peter Berwanger


Familienbuch der katholischen Pfarrgemeinde Darowa Kranichstätten/Banat, 1786-2009
by Martin Mahalek, Nikolaus Reiter, Peter Berwanger

Published by the HOG Darowa-Kranichstätten, Second Edition
1,120 pages

This edition includes 20,232 individuals and 6,123 families.
The price is 60 €, plus postage
To order, contact Sigmund Blum by e-mail

From Toleration to Expulsion

Volumes I & II

By Henry A. Fischer


After several years of research and writing “From Toleration to Expulsion” has just been published. It is a two volume set by Henry A. Fischer that provides all of the genealogical information that exists with regard to the families that lived in Ecseny, Somogy County in Hungary and its affiliated congregations in Hacs, Polany, Vamos, Somodor, Raksi and Toponar covering most of the period from 1784-1948.

It also contains information on the families that were expelled in 1948, those taken to forced labour in the Soviet Union, those who died in the First and Second World War, the families that migrated to Slavonia, the United States, Canada and Australia and biographical information and stories about individuals and families that played a special part in the life of the village.

There is an introductory portion of the book devoted to the history and life of the village and resources to further family searches. The book is being published on the 260th anniversary of the founding of the village. The set of books are available through and (the publisher). They are also available directly from the author.

For more information please email Henry A. Fischer.

Electronic (ePub) $3.99 ea.
Paperback $29.95 ea., plus shipping
Hardcover $36.99 ea., plus shipping

Familienbuch Neudorf bei Lippa
im Banat

By Ewald Kollmer

Price is 40 €, plus 20 € for shipments to North America.
Orders must be pre-paid.

To order, contact Ewald Kollmer -

or send the required amount to:
Josef Sutter
Flachsbachweg 46
64285 Darmstadt

im Banat
1836 - 1943
Banatsko Veliko Selo

By Karen Dalton Preston
David Dreyer

The 2 volume set is 1,629 pages and includes over 6,300 families.

This work continues where the first St. Hubert book by Josef Kühn ended. It covers Baptisms from 1836-1943, and Marriages & Deaths from 1854-1943, with some gaps in the available marriage records.

The price is 80 €, plus shipping.
For 85 €, you can get the 2 volume set and a CD of Josef Kühn's St. Hubert Familienbuch (2004), a savings of 17 €.

For orders in North America:
email Karen Preston

For orders in Europe:
Josef Michels
Spittelbergstr. 11, 78112
St. Georgen, Germany
phone: +0049 7724 7122

Volumes 3 and 4 of the Family Books for Triebswetter

By Lothar Renard

The new volumes are a continuation of the Familienbücher Vol. 1 and 2, published in 2005. The new books contain about 1,600 pages. The reader will now have an overview of his family from 1773-1900.

As a supplement, also included is a free DVD with a digitized edition of Vol. 1 and 2 of the Triebswetter Familienbuch, extended with about 120 pages, as well as the entire Kirchenmatrikeln (Triebswetter Church books) in digital form from 1773 to 1900.

The printing of family books costs several thousand Euros, and rely on advance payment of the pre-ordered books since family book authors are not able to do this from their own resources.

Orders are now being accepted, and the author would therefore be grateful if you would pre-pay the amount of:

85 € for shipment to EU addresses;
105 € to addresses in the U.S. and Canada
The price includes shipping and fees (for both)

Either via PayPal to:
or by cash by registered mail to:

Lothar Renard
Gruener Weg 8
53498 Bad Breisig

For orders from Europe, the author will contact the purchaser privately to provide bank information.

Familienbuch Modosch Im Banat
und ihrer Filialen Csavos, Fenj, Gad, Schurjan, Todjer, Oredj und Kaptalan

By Johann Porte & Justine Masching

Vorarbeit für ein Familienbuch der katholischen Pfarrgemeinde

MODOSCH IM BANAT und ihrer Filialen Csavos, Fenj, Gad, Schurjan, Todjer, Oredj und Kaptalan

von Johann Porte und Justine Masching, Wien

Geburten von 1781 - 1854
Heiraten von 1783 - 1829
Sterbefälle von 1780 - 1854

Price: 20 € plus postage

For orders in North America:
email Karen Preston

For orders in Europe:
Josef Michels
Spittelbergstr. 11, 78112
St. Georgen, Germany
phone: +0049 7724 7122

Kolut Heimatbuch

Kolut (Serbian Cyrillic: Колут) is a village in Serbia. It is situated in the Sombor municipality, in the West Bačka District, Vojvodina province (the Batschka).

The book was originally published in 1980, but is now out-of-print. In February of 2010, Mr. Thomas Willand created a PDF file with an image copy of the book "Kolut Volume I" by Anton Reppmann.

The zipped PDF of the book is fully searchable. The file is very large - 108 megabytes. The full book can be downloaded here.

If you wish to read the book on-line, there is a web browser-friendly version here, with a link to the Family Names pages.

You can also download an e-pub version of the book (51 megabytes) here.

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