Hrastovac-Eichendorf, by Erwin Englert translated by EVA MUELLER. To purchase write to:

 The “HRASTOVAC-EICHENDORF FAMILIES 1865-1900” book  in print is sold out. The second edition on CD has been extended to include all the vital records from 1865 to 1944 and can be ordered directly from the author. It covers the German Lutheran Mother church in Hrastovac (Eichendorf) and its branches: Franjevac (Strižicevac), Kapetanovo Polje; Bastaji, Veliki and Mali; Mlinska, Pašijan, and other surrounding communities with smaller ethnic German population.

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The indexed list of families are also be viewed at this website. See Hrastovac-Eichendorf-Families-Book

MLINSKA: “Gross Mlinska, Die Geschichte eines hessichen Dorfes in Kroatien” by Jakob Bentz

MALI BASTAJI: “Klein-Bastei, Heimatbuch eines deutschen Dorfes in Slawonien – Kroatien” by Heinrich Heppenheimer, 1990 ISBN 30925921-10-9

The original  Lutheran Church Books for Hrastovac & surrounding area:

All the books 1903 to present are in GARESNICA, Slavonia.

    Trg Eugena Kvaternika 3
    43000 Bjelovar

  • Matični ured Bjelovar (Vital Office)
    Dr.Ante Starčević 8 (Street)
    Bjelovar 43000,Croatia

    e-mail :
    Phone : 38-54-327-8111
    Fax: 38-54-327-8164
    Opening Hours : 7.30a.m.-2p.m.

    43280 Garesnica, Croatia

  • MATICNI URED DARUVAR (Vital office)
    43500 Daruvar, Croatia

  • As none of the archives have a genealogist, they would only do the search for one person at a time, if exact names are provided.


    Osijek/Esseg state’s archives: and

Civil (Gradjanski)Evangelical – Evangelical Civil Records

(Evangelicka crkva) – Evangelical Church Records

Greek Catholic (Grkokatolicka crkva) – Greek Catholic Church Records

Jewish (Zidovska) – Jewish Records

Military (Vojni)

Orthodox (Pravoslavna crkva) – Greek Orthodox Church Records in Croatia

Reformed Christian (Reformska crkva) – Reformed Evangelical Church Records in Croatia

Roman Catholic (Rimokatolicka crkva) – Roman Catholic Church Records in Croatia

Baranya Church Books online:

1828 Hungarian Land Census (copy and paste all the lines into your browser) by Martha Remer Connor

Hungarian Civil Records 1895-1980:
Hungarian Catholic Tax Lists:

Hungarian Archives:

Austrian-Empire Musterlisten (draft lists)

Austrian-Empire Place Names (1905):

German protestant parish records online:

Over 1500 diverse genaological lists assambled by Hans Selbach:

Old newspapers covering “Hrastovac”

 Old German weights and measures


Latin/German Church lexicon by U of Muenster, Germany

World View Photo Click on the spot of your interest to enlarge.

“Die Ahnenstammkartei des Deutschen Volkes”

Census 1667 for Herrschaft Eppstein (Hesse)

GOV – the genealogical gazetteer:

 Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt.) in Berlin. To search for WWII German military records. Fee apply and it might take up to one year to receive athe information……..German Army units 1939 – 1945

Waffen-SS –


German maps prior to WWII

Red Cross List of Prisoners of WWI -also:

WWII Soldier Graves outside Germany:

German Lutheran Church Books online:

           Organization  and Societies,
Banat-L (free Danube-Swabian List for English speakers, includes all 6 DS areas) (Includes all former Austrian Empire areas)  (Society for Familiy Research in Franken, Germany.) (Arbeitskreis donauschwaebischer Familienforscher) (danube-Swabian Cultural Group)

General German Research: (EuropeanGenealogical platform; no- fee membership) (Hessischen familiengeschichtlichen Vereinigung e.V.) (Biggi’s List – Links for Family Research in Internet) (German Genealogy-Server) ( (The German genealogy Internet index) (Der Katalog for Genealogists)

List of Family Books in Germanic speaking areas: (online records for some DS towns)

also: and

The Hessians:

For PFALZ research: Pfalz compiled a list of emigrants to Hungary and Austria. One of the “Mitarbeiter” (members) will be able to search the list for a given family name during specific time frame.

Name Search:
Searching for particular family names density in Germany’s Telephonebook:
Name Search:
Surname distribution in Germany and Austria:
(Yahoo!>  Research and Genealogy) (Genealogy, Heraldic and History) (Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet) (Horlacher Genealogy Pages) (German’s burgher families books)

Localities search (Global Gazetteer)  (ShtetlSeeker – Town
Search) (German Places) (A magyar korona orszagainak
helysagnavtara 1882) (GOV – Genealogical Place Index) (Danube Swabian Info on Hrastovac and beyond.)

David Dreyer’s Ship List: Hungarian State Archives

Hungarian Counties Index with its localities:

2nd (1806-1869) Military Survey of old Hungary (without Transylvania): :
Military K & K records:

WWII information

. Expelled Germans Online:

. Digital historical documenttions of WWI:

. Swabian Odessa via Poland settlers: (vezeteknev eredet) (anyakenyvi kifejezesek-Angol-Magyar-Latin-Szlovak) (Magyarorszgi cemerek)

  • . Hungarian Conscription Lists (Katastarkarten):

  • . Friedberg, Hesse – Famiies Book:

  • . Various Geneaological Lists compiled by Hans Selbach: and at Rootsweb:

  • . Immigrant names to Baden and Odenwald from Switzerland between 1648 and 1750:

  • . Immigration to USA:

    Castle Garden:

  • . WWI Missing Soldiers List:

  • . Danube Swabian Death Registry WebPages:

  • . Danube Swabian Who is Who:

    1) to ‘Downloads’ to ‘Donauschwaebische Persoenlichkeiten’

    2) (Liste der Donauschwaebischen Persoenlichkeiten)

. Map of Germany:

. Sending money world wide: