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Welcome to the Zichydorf VIllage Association PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 March 2009 21:21
This is the web site of the Zichydorf Village Association. We are dedicated to the history and family histories of our ethnic German ancestors who originated from this town and its surrounding towns lying in modern Serbia. To learn more about our town and our organization, please see About ZVA in the main menu.
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Newsletter 19-1 April 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 December 2013 22:03


Just a reminder that ZVA annual dues of $10 are based on the calendar year. Please check your dues status on the web site. Go to Your Profile in the user menu and look at the  last item in the column on the right side of the page where it says "Dues paid to the end of: ____" If you have not paid for 2014, please remit your dues using one of the options described on the Membership page. From September on, I will credit new members for the following year. I will downgrade unrenewed members on the web site in April of each year to give you plenty of grace. We are continually adding new content to the Members Only parts of the site. If you are not connected to the Internet, just drop me a line at the address below and I will update you. Thanks for contributing to our common cause.



Peter Noll, who compiled the first typewritten family list from the Zichydorf church records, passed away 16 Dec 2013. His work was the base for Helmut Kaiser's electronic version with which most of us are familiar. Some of us had the pleasure of meeting Peter in Germany in 2006. Long-time Regina member Norm Stetner passed away March 9. The husband of member Roberta Howe passed away some time ago.



Darrel Hockley has kindly donated the two volume Dolatz Familienbuch to our library section at the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. Thank you Darrel! This two-volume set covers Dolatz and the nearby filial communities of Gier, Rudna, and Tolwadia. It is a high quality publication that seems to be well researched. It includes histories of the three villages other than Rudna, family groupings, and indices of female spouses' names and place names. One unusual feature is an index of occupations where they are stated in the records. This is a German language book.


We have a full complement for our tour. We will depart from Frankfurt on June 2 and return on June 20. If you want to follow along, I will be posting a blog at



Regina Branch will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at Access Communications, 2250 Park St. (north door by the ball diamonds). The main agenda item is election of officers for the coming year. Please mark your calendar and bring along a Zichydorf friend.


Zichydorf Village Association News

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Research and Travel in Banat PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 July 2014 21:58

It is vitally important to have local expertise and a local interpretter when operating in Serbia and/or Romania. ZVA has had excellent experience with two individuals in Banat.


Staša Cvetković

Staša is our go-to guy in Serbia. He has excellent contacts in archives and village offices throughout the Serbian Banat. He has an extensive personal database of the lcoations of various records. He is also an excellent tour planner, proposing detailed itineraries full of local interest. Staša can transport groups of up to seven people in his Mercedes Vito and is willing to travel in Romania. His web site is at

Sorin Fortiu

Sorin is the premier and most professional researcher in the archives of Timisoara and Arad. He is also an expert historian. Sorin does not drive, but will conduct tours if you can arrange transportation. His web site is at



Find more detailed information on our site at Zichydorf Records Research

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