History Publications

A Short History of the Duchy of Carniola and Gottschee County

by L. Edward Skender. The first booklet published by GHGA, summarizes the history of Gottschee, focuses on the geographic, political, and ethnic history of the Duchy of Carniola and Gottschee County. Contains several maps. Price include postage and shipping costs.
1994, 29 pages
Item #470, ISBN 1-931509-00-X


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Gottschee: A History of a German Community in Slovenia from the

Gottschee: A History of a German Community in Slovenia from the Fourteenth to the Twentieth Century by Thomas F. Bencin. Bencin’s Master’s thesis is a history of the settlement of the area of Gottschee, the changes that occurred in the area after World War I, the resettlement in 1941, and the loss of the homeland. Includes photographs, maps, and an extensive bibliography. Price includes postage and shipping costs.
1995, 2003, 62 pages
Item #460.  ISBN 1-931509-02-6


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Gottschee Between the World Wars: The Years in Review 1919-1940

edited by Maria Cuzzo and Edward Skender. The publication contains the translation of the “Year in Review” articles written by prominent Gottscheer authors and published in the annual Gottscheer Kalenders. These articles record the key events (personal, social, religious, political activity, language, and schools) that transpired in Gottschee County during this critical, final period of its history as the homeland of the Gottscheer people. The index includes the names of individuals and villages mentioned in the articles. Map of Gottschee.

2004, 271 pages
Item #476 paperback ISBN 1-932509-37-9


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Gottschee 1406-1627, Feudal Domain on the Frontier of Empire

translated by Andrew J. Witter. Written by Georg Widmer in Vienna, Austria, in 1931 as Urkundliche Beträge zur Geschichte des Gottscheer Landchens 1406-1627(Documentary Excerpts from the History of the Gottschee District) it gives us the original words of the Gottscheer farmer, his lords, and his imperial masters concerning life in the frontier feudal doman of Gottschee. Drawn from original source documents, the book provides an authentic look into the life and government of a feudal domain on a strategic frontier of the Holy Roman, Habsburg, and Austrian Empires, showing the interaction of the subjects, the ruling nobility, and the royal government of the duchy of Carniola. The book contains hundreds of ancient Gottscheer village and family names, ancestors of a distinct German linguistic group that existed there for over 650 years. Included are maps, an index, and a list of the rulers of Gottschee from 1275-1848.

2001, 228 pages, paperback
Item #445, ISBN 1-931509-25-5


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Gottschee: The Lost Cultural Heritage of the Gottscheer Germans

by Mitja Ferenc, translated by Edgar Erker, edited and updated by Max Mische.  The original publication by Mitja Ferenc in 1993, was produced with facing German and Slovenian language pages, for the permanent exhibition dedicated to the Gottscheer culture in the Muzej Kocevje (Museum of Kocevje). In addition to photographs and maps, there is an index of the former Gottscheer villages (both German and Slovenian spellings) and the number of houses within each village for the years 1880, 1936, and 1992. Includes postage and shipping costs.

2001, 96 pages Item #448, paperback ISBN 1-931509-25-5


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Gottscheer Kalenders 1926-1941

The book is a copy of 38 selected articles in German from the Gottschee Kalenders, published in Gottschee, Slovenia, between 1926 and 1941. Includes postage and shipping costs.

281 pages Item #475


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The German Resettlement Records of Gottschee (Book)

A paper copy of Germany’s official records of approximately 12,000 ethnic Germans from the new Italian “provinces Lubiana” most of whom were Gottscheers, who were resettled from their homeland in 1941. The records were published in 1942 by the German consulate in Laibach (Ljubljana). Includes the individual’s name, their father’s name, residence, profession, date and place of birth.

1999, 253 pages Item #465


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The German Resettlement Records of Gottschee (CD Excel Version)

Transcribed to Excel by Gregg Lickteig. See the description above for the paper copy of the records. The database can be sorted by surname, a woman’s maiden name, date and place of birth. The CD also includes maps.

2006
Item #466 CD ISBN 1-931509-54-9


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The Parish of Mösel: Its Villages, Churches, and People

by Rev. Joseph Erker, translated by Andrew Witter, edited by Edward Skender and Elfriede Stonitsch. Written between 1928 and 1931, this rich history mentions over 200 Gottscheer family names, along with historical information on the development and settlement of the parish’s 17 villages: Obermösel, Niedermösel, Durnbach, Otterbach, Reintal, Verderb, Verdreng, Oberpockstein, Oberskrill, Unterskrill, Kuchlern, Oberfliegendorf, Unterfliegendorf, Suchenreuther, Schlebe, Gergel, and Wilpen. The publication includes maps, photographs, and index. Postage and shipping included in price.

2007, 82 pages
Item #456, paperback ISBN 1-931509-55-7


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Urbar of Gottschee 1574 (Land Register 1574)

Compiled by John Krauland.  A transcription of the land register of Gottschee dated 1574. The Urbars are manorial records of tenants in the feudal domain of Gottschee. It shows the very oldest spelling of names of villages and peoples. The data is presented in four databases. One contains the names of 1,575 individuals. The database of 183 villages has a column for the name of the village as written in 1574, additional columns show the names in German, Gottscheerisch, and Slovenian. Also included are the townships, parishes, and number of houses.

2004, CD only Item #325


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Village Sketches of Gottschee 1941

Compiled by Paul Jenner. A sketch of each village, as of 1941, shows the location of the houses, the village roads, and other items in the village (chapel, well, etc.). Family names of those who lived in each house and house numbers are given for most of the villages. Several village sketches are missing. The publication is very useful for the genealogist. It is available on CD or in book format. Shipping included.

2004, 268 pages
Item #485 CD, ISBN 1-931509-40-9


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Item #485 Book, ISBN 1-931509-36-0


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