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The number of professionals who specialize in Croatian genealogy is very few. Below is a list of some we know about. If you provide such services, or know of someone who does, please contact us.

Note: People who do Croatian genealogy have varying degrees of experience, expertise and specialization. Some specialize in a particular geographical area and have 20 years of experience; others may specialize in reading archive microfilms and have only a few years of experience; and everything in between. Also the size of the job accepted varies a lot. Some are looking only for large projects.

Though this site does not endorse any of the below, we can safely say that (to our present knowledge) they all try hard to provide good service and will usually tell you if your request is out of their area of expertise. Some will even recommend you to the right person or make helpful suggestions.

If you have had experience with hiring a professional, you can send your praises, recommendations or complaints to us at the above email address (you will remain anonymous).

[In alphabetical order]

Adam Eterovich. Adam collected information on Croatian emigrants for longer than anyone. He had several books out and was the founder of the Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society. His roots were on the island of Brac'and he lived in California. He is now deceased.

Sanja Frigan-Ciuha. Sanja lives in Zagreb and specializes in research at the State Archive there (the State Archive in Zagreb has microfilms for all church records in Croatia, including many that the LDS don't have). She can also act as a personal guide in the Zagreb area. She thinks her English is not so good but it's fine. Her Croatian web page is here (and her photo in front of the Zagreb State Archives). Her email address is

Niko Kapetanic'. Niko, a native of Konavle, has been researching Konavle genealogy for over 40 years (Konavle is the southern-most tip of Croatia). An evaluation of his services can be found here. More information is here where you will also find his email address.

Grant Karcich. Grant specializes in Istria (largest city: Rijeka) and the islands south of there. His website is here and his email is here. His website has a Newsletter which has a "new and useful books" section. His ancestors were originally from the island of Unije.

Barbara Starkey (nee Budinich). Barbara has done private consulting for several years and has helped numerous people find their roots in Croatia and Poland. She has traveled to both countries and is familiar with what is available for research. She lives within easy access of the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Please contact her at or 1-801-372-2971 for information about rates.

Nenad Vekaric'. Dr. Vekaric' is now deceased. He was a native of the Peljes"ac peninsula and specialized in the region that once was the Dubrovnik Republic (southern-most part of Croatia). He provided 3 types of family trees, as well as family histories. His services and his database have been taken over by a colleague of his. The email address of this colleague is available by writing to me here. An evaluation of his services can be found here.

[Others will appear here as we find them -- please contact us and provide details of services: areas covered, specialties, web site, contact information, etc.]