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  Giel, Dietmar (2001).  Familienbuch der katholischen Pfarrgemeinde Kleinjetscha im Banat: 1772-2000. Friedrichsdorf: Zentralstelle für Personen- und Familiengeschichte.

762 pages written in German.  Includes details on the families living in Kleinjetscha from approximately 1772-2000 and limited information on the families living in the neighboring village Gertianosch from 1783-1785.

Included for each family are birth, death, & marriage dates and locations; children; godparents & witnesses; and the relationships between families.  Sometimes included are occupations and migration notes.  Though in German, because of the way the book is organized, it is relatively easy for non-German speakers to glean information about their families.

Also included for the village of Kleinjetscha:
1800 census - heads of households
1891 census - heads of households
WWI - names of those who died in military service
WWII - names of those who died in military service
Soviet Union deportation - names of those who died
Baragan-Steppe deportation - names of households deported; names of those who died

This book is out of print and cannot be purchased.  It is, however, available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and at ten other libraries throughout the world (Germany, Switzerland, USA).

E-mail Jane Moore for lookups in this book.

  Church Records: The Family History Library's microfilm copy of the original 1772-1835 Kleinjetscha Catholic Church records is available online here. (Create a free FamilySearch account to view the microfilm online.)

The records can also be viewed on the computers at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and at  Family History Centers and FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries throughout the world. (International Film 858420)

Included in the church records are baptismal, marriage, and death names and dates; witnesses or godparents; residences; and sometimes occupations.  The table format facilitates understanding the Latin, German, or Hungarian entries.

HOG Kleinjetscha:
Located in Germany, HOG Kleinjetscha is an association of the people who emigrated from Kleinjetscha to various places throughout Germany.

HOG is short for Heimatortsgemeinschaft, which translates roughly as "homeland place community."   Through meetings, newsletters, and other activities, a HOG attempts to keep people from a particular village—and their descendants—connected.  It is not a genealogical society and cannot provide information on ancestors, but it may be able to help locate a living relative who resides in Germany today.

  HOG Kleinjetscha
Dietmar Giel, Chairman
Max-Habermann-Str. 3
D 76189 Karlsruhe
e-mail: Dietmar.Giel@t-online.de
Internet Resources:

  General Donauschwaben InformationMany articles, maps, and links of general interest found at the Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands (DVHH) site. (in English)
Maps - Austria-Hungary
Maps - Banat
Research aids including Donauschwaben glossary and key to symbols and abbreviations
    Immigration Information.
    David Dreyer's Ships List 1896-1938 includes USA immigration information on over 43,000 individuals who came from Banat villages (in English, last updated 2019)
"Data extracted from passenger arrival manifests & border crossing records for the ports of Baltimore, Ellis Island, Galveston, Philadelphia, Canadian ports; and Bremen departure records."
The powerful search options allow you to search by name, village, etc. (Scroll down the page to "How to use this database.")

      Ellis Island / Port of New York Ship Manifest Search made available by the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (in English)
Search options include passenger name, gender, birth year, arrival date, village of origin, ship name, and ethnicity. 


  Kleinjetscha Web Site of Norbert Neidenbach.  Site includes a wealth information about the village and villagers of Kleinjetscha and neighboring Großjetscha. (in German)



Colonists - names of 35 original settlers

Colonists - names of additional colonists, most arriving in 1769 (Schlafkreuzerrechnungen)

Soviet Union deportation - names of 26 individuals who died

WWI - names of 35 individuals who died


WWII - names of 34 individuals who died


Village and HOG photographs
    Military Information.  These sites include maps, history, terminology, individuals who served, and illustrations of dress & regalia.
Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1848-1918 by Glenn Jewison & Jörg C. Steiner (in English)
Banaters in Austrian Military Records by David Dreyer (mid-19th century; in English)

  Social MediaBrowse or search archived discussions; join to ask questions or provide information. (in English, free)


Other Villages: There were many intermarriages between the people of the following nearby villages and the people of Kleinjetscha.  It may be worthwhile to include these villages in your research. 

      Alexanderhausen (Sandra)  
      Map from Banat Maps
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Billed (Biled)
Bogarosch (Bulgărus)
Gertianosch (Cărpinis) scroll down
Grabatz (Grabat) scroll down
Großjetscha (Iecea Mare)
Hatzfeld (Jimbolia)
Johannisfeld (Ionel) scroll down
Kleinbetschkerek (Becicherecul-Mic)
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Sackelhausen (Săcălaz)
Tschene (Cenei)
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