In my research so far I have encountered Vertins in Semic, Dragatus, Podlog, Mavrlen, and Doblice. All within the Bela Krajina region of Slovenia. There is some information which leads fellow researchers to believe there is a connection with the Joliet, Illinois, Vertins and the Breckenridge, Minnesota, Vertins. At this time we have not been able to define what relationship those two family branches have. There is a connection between the Breckenridge and Calumet, Michigan, Vertin families. We have no connection with another Vertin family who settled in Calumet, moved to Minnesota and California (this family includes Bishop John Vertin). Several of the Calumet Vertin families moved to Kansas and California which are not related to the Bishop John Vertin branch. I created the Bela Krajina Village Association in 1999 to network with other researchers from the region. It is a virtual association. The product is a spreadsheet created in Excel. I have approximately 4100 entries and I am trying to track several families interconnection with each other. If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send you a copy of the spreadsheet. You will find that the Vertin family is one of the prominent families in the region. Most of the records available for research begin around 1760 from the Family History Center so we cannot connect the branches of the family as yet. However, I have heard there are Urbarium records which mention Vertins in the 1500's available for review in Slovenia. If you are not already on my VERTIN email address list please contact me.
Every month at least I add new data to this listing. If you have related family information you would like to share to become part of this spreadsheet please advise me.