In all Slavic languages, "chorn-" means "black" and "gor-" is "mountain". The "Crne" word is pronounced something like "churn-yeh". I wonder if the "black mountain" is made of coal ?
As you know, there has been so much upheaval and change of borders in much of Eastern Europe for hundreds of years. Historical and genealogical records are much harder to find there, than in other places.
You can try some of these sources (many are near Montenegro or may be able to point you in the right direction):
European Countries - http://s700.uminho.pt/europa.htmlhttp://s700.uminho.pt/europa.html - click on map of most countries in Europe (including the Balkans) - Find out a bit more about your ancestor's country of origin.
German Genealogy Home Page - http://www.rootsweb.com/~wggerman/http://www.rootsweb.com/~wggerman/ - Click on map of Germany’s 16 Bundesländer (states) and German areas in 7 other countries. Find that elusive ancestor in Germany - a good German research site
Use the WebPortal Index to find a hypertext index to each of the 249,561 Central and East European surnames, locations and other unique words in the 4,205 files. This "destination" Web Portal will provide answers to many of your Central and East European genealogy questions. It will also refer you to specific FHL microfilm, fiche or book sources for your surname genealogy or location - if they have been found.
The FEEFHS East European Map Room has a 51 map collection from the Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World (published 1882 by Blackie and Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland) cover almost all of Central and Eastern Europe, including all of the German Empire and the Russian Empire. This includes European Russia (east to the Urals).
Russia: The European part of the Russian Empire of 1882 is now posted in ten maps.
All of these maps show 19th century boundaries between countries and provinces (which some other maps do not). The divisions of the Austro-Hungarian and German Empires are clearly shown, as are the Russian “guberniyas”. They provide a good balance between having enough detail and allowing for small enough file sizes of relevant geographical divisions to permit reasonable loading times. These maps were published in English, making the place names familiar, andversions that our less experienced genealogy record searchers are used to.
Ethnic, Religious and National Index - http://feefhs.org/ethnic.htmlhttp://feefhs.org/ethnic.html - Organizations Associated with FEEFHS from 14 Countries
Albania Genealogy Albania Research List
Bulgaria Genealogy See the BYRL (Bulgaria Research List)
Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy "I a Relative" Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Page. Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base Carpatho-Rusyn Society Osturna Descendants Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Village Association - *Rusin (Ruthenian) Association (Minnesota) *NOTE: this is NOT “Russian”
Croatia Genealogy Croatia CROSS-INDEX Croatian Genealogy and Heraldic Society Croatian Genealogy HomePage
East European Genealogy - General Ancestral History Research Committee East European Genealogical Society Immigrant Genealogy Society (IGS) Minnesota Genealogical Society
Romanian Genealogy Society
Slav / Slavic Genealogy Cultural Society of South Slavs
Slovenia Genealogy Gottscheer Research and Genealogy Association The Gottschee Tree (Gottschee - Austro-Slovenian Newsletter) The International Institute of Archival Science of Maribor, Slovenia The Regional Archives at Maribor, Slovenia Slovenian Genealogy Society (SGS), International Headquarters Slovenian Genealogy Society, Australia Chapter - SGS-AU - Slovenian Genealogy Society, California Chapter - SGS-CA - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Canada Chapter - SGS-BC - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Colorado Chapter - SGS-CO - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Kansas Chapter - SGS-KS - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Maryland Chapter - SGS-MD - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Minnesota Chapter - SGS-MN - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Ohio Chapter - SGS-OH - (New Chapter in formation) Slovenian Genealogy Society, Oklahoma Chapter - SGS-OK - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Oregon Chapter - SGS-OR - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Texas Chapter - SGS-TX - Slovenian Genealogy Society, Wisconsin Chapter - SGS-WI -
AltaVista International Search Network - http://www.altavista.com/av/content/av_network.htmlhttp://www.altavista.com/av/content/av_network.html - AltaVista has partnered with sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, Northern and Southern Europe, as well as the US.Our international network lets you take advantage of AltaVista's vast Web index with regional Internet connections. The AltaVista Web index features pages from across the World Wide Web, in 25 different languages.