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Bosnia and Herzegovina Compiled Genealogies

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Introduction

Compiled genealogies, organized collections of lineage data, family histories, pedigrees, and family and community genealogies (whether manuscript or published) can be useful when doing genealogical research in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These records or books provide the results of previous research (such as pedigree lineage information) and may lead to the original sources of documentation. Additionally, they often provide information from record types, areas, and time periods where we have not yet been able to acquire the original records.

Information that may be included in compiled genealogies: names of individuals; relationships, dates and places of birth, marriage, and death; and names of parents and children. Many include histories and illustrations of ancestors and ancestral homes. Community genealogies list families of a specific place. They may provide source citations or copies of documents. Many are indexed.

Compiled genealogies are located in various places, such as public and private libraries, archives, societies, and other repositories.

It is important to note that compiled genealogies are as accurate as the compiler; compiled information is subject to error. Generally, any facts or information learned in compiled genealogies should be verified by primary sources.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Bosnia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1999.