Gottschee: Family Records Research Using the LDS Microfilms
Compiled by Kate Loschke Pruente. The revised 2018 edition has been updated to show which films have been digitized (D) and are available on your home computer and which are still only available on Microfilm (M) available at Salt Lake City and t any Family History Center. The films that were digitized were effective as of November 2018. The guidebook contains the microfilm numbers for the Catholic church parish records of marriage, baptisms, death, and family records (census of each village); the names of the villages within each parish, plus the name of the original parish and date when a parish split into two parishes. Included are tips on how to read the microfilm church records.
These Catholic parish records were first microfilmed by the German National Family Center (Reichs-Sippenamt) in 1941. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS, Mormon Church) made copies of these microfilms from Germany in the 1980s. These microfilms are available through the local LDS Family History Libraries.
The parishes are Altenmarkt (Stari Trg ob Kolpi), Altlag (Stari Log), Banja Loka, Ebental (Polom), Fara, Göttenitz (Gotenica), City of Gottschee (Kocevje), Laibach (Ljubljana), Masern (Grcarice), Mitterdorf (Stara Cerkev), Morobitz (Borovec), Nesseltal (Koprivnik), Obermösel (Mozelj), Oberskrill (Zdihovo), Ossiunitz (Osilnica), Pöllandl (Kocevske Poljane), Reifnitz (Ribnica), Rieg (Kocevska Reka), Semitsch (Semic), Stockendorf (Planina), Suchen (Draga), Tschermoschnitz (Crmosnjice), Tschernembl (Crnomelj), Unterdeutschau (Nemska Loka), Unterlag (Spodnji Log), Unterwarmberg (Dolenje Topla Reber).
2008, 2013, 2018 39 pages
Item #490, ISBN 1-931509-04-2
(Aids in reading the microfilmed records are the LDS German Genealogy Word List, which may be downloaded at no charge from familysearch.org/ResearchHelps/Wiki/ and type in German Word List, then print. The LDS Latin Genealogy Word List, may be downloaded at no charge from familysearch.org/ResearchHelps/Wiki/ and type in Latin Word List, then print. There is no LDS Slovenian Word List, but GHGA has a small one compiled by the Slovenian Genealogical Society.
Gottscheer Gedenkbuch Index
Compiled by James Heimann. Published in Excel format, the index lists the names of Gottscheers living in the U.S. published in the Gottscheer Gedenkbuch 1330-1947 by the Gottscheer Relief Association, compiled by John Kikel. These individuals contributed funds to aid their relatives who were refugees in Austria and other countries after WW II. The Index can be sorted by surnames, village of origin in Gottschee, and their address in the U.S. Available in CD and in book format.
2006, 50 pages
Gottschee Journey: Listening to the Ghosts
by Max Mische. This booklet is a description of Max Mische’s visit to his homeland of Gottschee in 1994. He includes photographs and maps. 1995, 46 pages
Item #450, ISBN 1-931509-01-8
Surnames of Gottschee, 639 Surnames of Gottschee from 1890-1941
Compiled by Martha Hutter. The booklet contains the surnames of Gottschee found in various published sources between 1890-1941. The surnames are matched with villages. Villages are linked to a Catholic church parish and a township (Gemeinde).
1996, 41 pages
Item #440, ISBN 1-931509-03-4