Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands

The mission of the DVHH is to collect and provide historical and genealogical information for the former Danube Swabian (DS) villages situated in the six regions which were a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918:  Banat, Batschka, Slavonia-Syrmia, Swabian Turkey, Hungarian Highlands and Sathmar.

The project, now in its fifth year, has over 100 worldwide Village Coordinators and Contributors, and hosts one of the largest online repositories of information available on the history, heritage and culture of the Donauschwaben people, also known as Danube Swabians. 

Featured is a Village Index listing the former Donauschwaben Villages by the German name, as well as Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Slav and other regional language name variants, enabling researchers to locate their ancestral villages and then access web pages devoted to those villages and many other resources.

DVHH hosts an active Rootsweb mail list, called Donauschwaben-Villages-L, whose many knowledgeable subscribers are dedicated to helping researchers find their Donauschwaben roots and promote education on this survivor population.

 For more information, please view the project website at