Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Bosnia and Herzegovina may just be the key to extending your ancestry. We have genealogists in Bosnia and Herzegovina that can help!
Challenges in Bosnian and Herzegovinian Genealogy Research
Records from Bosnia and Herzegovinia are organized on the local level, so identifying the town of origin is essential before conducting any research. Genealogical research in this area is conducted primarily in church records. Religion generally corresponds with ethnicity in this area, so most Bosniaks were Muslim, Serbs were Orthodox and Croats were Roman Catholic. Accessing records can be very challenging and depends on the goodwill of the priest or civil officer who holds them to grant permission. Therefore, while the records usually still exist, it can be very difficult to access to them for research.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have ancestry from Bosnia and Herzegovina, our professionals can track down the city/town of origin of your ancestors, determine where that location actually is today, and identify where the records for that place are currently kept. Our onsite agents can then visit that location to obtain any documents that are needed, if possible.
Onsite Archive Access in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories, and libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina to help track down the records you need to extend your family history:
- Archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Archives of Republika Srpska
- Historical Archive of the City of Sarajevo
- National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Narodna Biblioteka
- Gradska biblioteka
- Gazi Husrev Begova Biblioteka