Location of Gottschee

The former county of Gottschee (today known as Kocevska) is geographically located in the country of Slovenia.

Welcome to the Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association (GHGA) website.

The GHGA was founded in 1992 to preserve the culture, history, and genealogical records of Gottscheers and Gottschee (1330-1941).

We invite you to explore the history and images of Gottschee, the surnames, and the genealogical records of Gottscheers on this site.

All persons interested in the objectives of GHGA are welcome to join the organization. See the membership page for membership benefits.

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Seal of the City of Gottschee

The city of Gottschee was granted
city status in 1471. The seal of
the city shows Saint Bartholomew,
the patron saint of the parish church. The inscription on the old seal,
Sigilum Civitatis in Kotschew 1471,
is translated,
Seal of the City of Gottschee 1471.