Searching For Your Croatian Roots

With Robert Jerin

We are pleased to announce an addition to our Virtual CroatiaFest Speaker series – “Searching for your Croatian roots with Robert Jerin. Please plan on joining us Saturday September 26th at 12PM Pacific.

Robert has been researching Croatian family histories since 1986 and for the past 16 years he has been conducting Croatian genealogy workshops across the United States and Croatia. As a result of this research, Robert has self-published the handbook, “Searching for Your Croatian Roots” which includes the only known database of Croatian given names and their English equivalents.

Since 2005 Robert and his wife Sue have been leading heritage and genealogy tours to Croatia and have helped connect dozens of families around the world to their ancestral roots. Robert also hosts the very popular “Croatian Heritage and Genealogy” Facebook group which has over 20,000 members. Robert enjoys seeing people learn about their roots and the history of Croatia. “The most interesting is when people, thanks to the group, find family members,” Robert says. “Sometimes people who are members of the group find that they are cousins.” Robert’s presentation will focus on how to determine your ancestor’s place of origin and how and where to locate records of your ancestors. We are honored to have such an expert genealogist as part of our Virtual CroatiaFest Speaker series.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP via email to: Those reserving a spot will be emailed a Zoom link Friday, September 25th for the event.

12:00 PM

CroatiaFest Sponsors

Ancestry Cellars
Croatian National Tourist Office