Finding Ancestors in Serbia or former Yugoslavia

If you have Serbian ancestry, and want to learn as much as possible about their lives, find places where your Serbian family used to live, visit cemeteries or even meet living relatives... you’ve come to the right place!

We can help with:

  • Tracing your ancestry back in time in Serbian arhives
  • Advice service for family history research
  • Taking Pictures and Video about the places where your ancestors were born
  • Translation and Transcription of documents, letters, records
  • Artisic family tree and pedigree charts
  • Ancestry & Genealogy Tours in Serbia

Please feel free to e-mail us we will be happy to assist you tracing Ancestors in Serbia and former Yugoslavia

Why hire a professional genealogist?

If you are undertaking genealogical research in Serbia you will notice that the most of the document and information are not available online. We can trace down all kinds of family history records in a variety of locations in Serbia and former Yugoslavia, and can help you extend your Serbian ancestry as far back as records will allow. Secondly there is language barrier as majority of records is in old Serbian handwriting.

Professional genealogy researcher has access to records that may not be available to other members of the public. We also know which resources are the best to search at each step. You will save time, and possibly money.

We have a highly skilled staff of professional genealogists located in Serbia and former Yugoslavia who have helped hundreds of people like you. So it makes's sense that research is done by a Serbian professional in Serbia.

Make your first step to discover your Serbian Ancestors

Please send us all information you have. Like: names, dates, places where your ancestors lived, occupations, religion and details of any family stories or traditions...
Describe all what you know, how you know it and what you would like to know next..

How we work ?

We first review the information you already have, to define the research problem and make sure that we clearly understand your needs and expectations.

If we are confident we can help, we will develop a research proposal. This will include an estimate of the work hours involved and any likely extra costs. All fees are agreed in advance so you will know the amount you will pay before we start research. We will also give you an estimate of how long the project is likely to take.

We usually divide Research projects into phases of ten to twenty hours. The Clients always have control over the project direction and expenses. At the end of the each phase, you will receive a report with the findings and scans of any original records consulted during the phase.

When “classic” family history research is requested we usually start with “Basic research package”. That Preliminary Research of available records about your ancestry includes a 4 hour research in an archive (Church and Governmental), a report that includes all the information that were found and also a suggestion how to continue. The cost for “Basic research package” is one-time fee of 200 Euro and € 0,4 Euro per kilometer if travel is necessary to complete the task.

We aim to complete the research and trace your ancestors in Serbia within 4 to 10 weeks. If the research is likely to continue for a longer period, you will be kept informed of our progress.

Costs to hire genealogy experts to help you research your ancestors in Serbia or Ex Yugoslavia

Our standard rate is 30 Euro per hour. ( For On-site and Online research, Analysis, Reporting, Research planning, Making translations, transcriptions ..)
Travel expenses. We charge 0,4 Euro per kilometer if long distance travel is necessary to complete the task.
Artistic representation of a family tree (optional): 250 €
Genealogy Tours in Serbia (optional): On request

Payment can be made by bank transfer or by credit card using Paypal. Full payment is requested in advance for budgets of 100 Euro or lower. For commissions over 100 Euro, we request half the agreed amount in advance and secod half on completion.

Who we are

Domovina Genealogy is a premium genealogy research company based in Belgrade, Serbia. Our team is highly versed in archival research and tracing of historical sources, as some of our team members hold Ph.D. degrees. We have vast experience with genealogical research of Serbs that emigrated to USA, Canada, Australia or Western Europe, Danube Germans in Vojvodina (Donauschwaben, provinces of Banat and Srem/Sirmia), Jews that lived in Serbia and fromer Yugoslavia prior to the Holocaust, Russian White Emigration and migrations to USA from Dalmatia and Montenegro (Boka).

Dr Aleksandar Stojanovic

Genealogy expert

Rade Ristanovic

Genealogy expert

Lana Kovela

Senior Researcher

Filip Janjic

Family Documentary Production