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Postal Address:
Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association
P.O. Box 725
Louisville, Colorado 80027-0725, USA

President: Elizabeth Nick
P. O. Box 725
Louisville, Colorado 80027-0725, USA
email: anthro@privatei.com

FEEFHS Representative: Kate Loschke Baum
1471 Parkview Blvd., Stone Mountain GA 30087-6722
email: thegenie@parkspringscommunities.com

Purpose: To preserve the ancestral heritage, culture, history, and genealogical records of Gottschee.

The former Gottschee (Kocevska) district of Slovenia, formerly Krain, Austria until 1919, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Gottschee existed from 1330 to 1941.

Annual Meetings:
The 2006 annual meeting will be June 24, at the Quorum Hotel-Tampa, 700 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa FL 33609. See the GHGA website for details and registration information.

Membership Information:
If you are of Gottscheer descent we may be able to help you with the discovery of your ancestral roots. Our association maintains lists of surnames and villages of origin. Membership will also allow you to tap the vast knowledge of our many members. Detailed membership information and a membership application are available at www.gottschee.org. Or contact the membership chair at ghgambr@yahoo.com.

As a member of GHGA, you will receive The Gottschee Tree quarterly journal, The Gottscheer Connection newsletter, and the yearly membership roster, that contains members' connections to Gottschee.

The fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. Yearly dues are $22.00 for an individual, $27.00 for a family (includes parents and children under 21 living at home). Lifetime dues are $300.00 paid once.

Current Projects:
  • Compiling the marriage records of each parish of the former Gottschee.
  • Collecting and transcribing oral histories of Gottscheers in the United States and Canada.
Recent Publications: published in 2001 include:
  • Gottschee Between the World Wars: The Years in Review 1919-1940, edited by Maria Cuzzo and Edward Skender, ISBN 1-932509-37-9, 271 pages, 2004.
  • Marriages of Gottschee, Fourteen Parishes: Altenmarkt, Altlag, Ebental, Morobitz, Nesseltal, Obermosel, Oberskrill, Pollandl, Stockendorf, Tschermoschnitz, Tschernembl, Unterdeutschau, Unterlag, and Unterwarmberg compiled by Kate Pruente Baum (12 parishes) and James Heimann (2 parishes), 2006. The CD contains over 21,500 marriage records.
  • Tschermoschnitz Parish Records: Family Records 1831-1835; Death Records 1800-1812, transcribed by Barry Deutschmann, 316 Pages, 2004.

See the GHGA web site for a complete lists of publications and the order form.

Major North American Cities with Gottscheer Descendants:
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Kansas City, Kansas / Missouri, United States
  • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • New York City, New York, United States
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada

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