Martin Brod is 120 miles WNW of Sarajevo, in other words in the opposite direction of Serbia!It is on the Bosnia-Croatia border near Bosanski Petrovac
While there are no on line phone books for Bosnia nor for Serbia (rump Yugoslavia) there are on line phone books for Croatia.A search reveals over 100 listings for MEDIC (sounds like madich) in the area just over the border from Martin Brod.MEDIC is a common Croatian name.From the Croatian word med meaning honey, -ic meaning son of.I know of this Croatian family in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Useful links for Croatia genealogy
Hereis a listing of useful links to help with genealogical research for Croatia.
GENEALOGY MESSAGE BOARDS/FORUMS
Croatia genforum message board:
Rootsweb genealogy message board:
Croatia based HR message board
Family History message board of Ancestry.com
MAPS, PLACENAME LOCATORS, ETC.
Place name locator for the world, inc. Croatia:
Croatia and Bosnia maps:
Croatia town and city locator.Due to the lack of being able to view Croatian letters with diacritcal markings the names may appear a bit unusual but just use common sense and you will find the place you are seeking.
1910 Hungarian County Maps, inc. areas of Croatia and Slavonia (site is in Hungarian but maps are useful)
Click on LINKS and then click on 1910 Hungarian County Maps, Croatian areas will be included in Lika-Kravaba, Modrus-Fiume, Zagrab, Varasd,Belovar, Baranya,Veroce, Szerem and Pozsega.
A very good place name locator for all Eastern Europe
A general article about the history of surnames
Here is a link to FREE downloadable family tree software from the LDS (Mormon) church, I know several people who use it and like it
CROATIAN GENEALOGICAL HELP
Appleby in Rijeka, Croatia has a good genealogy page:
Links to organizations Associated with FEEFHS from 14 Countries, inc. Croatia:
Croatians Books, Croatian Immigration, Croatian Coats of Arms, Croatian Genealogy, Croatian Heraldry, Ragusan Press Books, CGHS- By Adam S. Eterovich.Croatian Genealogical and Heraldic Society, research available
A Croatia genealogy newsletter:
A link to information about Germans, Donauschwabians,in Croatia (Slavonia):
Proffessional Croatian genealogical services:
Croatia History links, plus lots more
The Province of Burgenland,Austria, was formed from parts of the Hungarian counties (Megye) of Vas, Sopron and Moson following WWI . While it is Austria's youngest province, it can claim to be one of the oldest. It has a fascinating history worthy of being studied in detail. The population comprises people of mainly Germanic, Croatian and Hungarian descent.
History of the Arbanasi in Croatia
ON LINE PHONE BOOKS
Croatia on line phone books.NOTE: to use the on line phone books first select area code (zupanija which means county), then type in the name you are searching for next to Subscriber, then check the circle next to csz (this will allow use of English style keyboards), select 100 results and then click on query.You will see the list of names.The listings include phone number and mailing addresses and will also give you the correct Croatian spelling, with diacritical marks over csz.Be sure not to use the Anglicized or Americanized version I. E. ch or sh when searching.The page will also display as list of towns by county if you click on that bar.Information includes phone number, name, address and city.
ON LINE PHONE BOOKS CONT.
An Internet index of online phone books, with over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 170 countries all around the world.
Help with understanding the Croatian language
Jerin family page:
Croatian Heritage Museum and Library, Cleveland, Ohio USA
A very good meta-search engine (IMHO one of the best):
Istro-Romanians in Croatia
Good Luck!Let me know how it goes or if you have any other questions.
Croatian Heritage Museum
Cleveland, Ohio, USA