North American Basque Organizations
  A federation of organizations to sustain BASQUE culture


  Izan ziralako, gara, eta garalako izango dira  
"Because they were, we are, and because we are they will be"
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Urte Berri On!

Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!

Feliz Navidad y
Prospero A
ño Nuevo!

Joyeux No
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Bonne Ann





NABO receives regular inquires regarding Basque genealogy (surnames, heraldry) and while we do not have a regular service to assist with this, fortunately there are some useful online resources out there for researching. 

Euskosare - Surnames: Search for surname information in several databases: Euskaltzaindia, Auñamendi Encyclopedia, Euskosare family photographs, etc.

Heráldica Vasca: Data taken from the Diccionario Onomástico y Heráldico Vasco by Jaime de Querexeta (es)

Susan and Fernando Ybarra's Basque Genealogy Home Page for a fee can trace your heritage and do the work of finding and designing a coat of arms for you.

Sacramental Records from the historical Diocesan archives of Bilbao, San Sebastian & Vitoria

The Basque Genealogy Homepage: Professional genealogist, Susan Ybarra, provides services to work on your Basque genealogy (en)

ANTZINAKO: Databases, links and full text journal about genealogy research in peninsular Basque Country (eu en es fr)

Euskal Abizenak: Journal about Basque genealogy and heraldry. Searching options, links, resources. (es)

Basque Surnames: Origins of more than 6,500 surnames. Based in the work done by Koldo Mitxelena (eu es)

Buber - Surnames: Done by Xabier Ormaetxea and Susan Ybarra (en)

Badator: Birth, Death and Marriage registrations in the Diocesans archives of Bizkaia, Araba and Gipuzkoa (es)

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites: Extensive list of resources and internet sites on genealogy of Basque Country. Search in France and Spain More than 40,000 free genealogy links for US, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Search for your ancestors in the church's vast record collections

Basque-Genealogy - Basque genealogy forum page.

Deiturak ikertzeko programa - Blas Uberuaga started this program, and while not complete it still contains some good examples.

Euskal deituren armarriak - Heraldry (Spanish)

Euskal Deituren Izendegia - A website for Basque surname spellings.

Euskal Etxea - A database and forum for Basque surnames

Nafarroako genealogia - Heraldry, family crests (Spanish)

Pirinio Atlantiarretako Genealogia Zentroa (CGPA) - Genealogy (French)



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