Aleksandar Bačko is a writer, journalist and genealogist from Belgrade, Serbia.
Aleksandar Bačko (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Бачко) is born in Belgrade, Serbia, on Аugust 15th 1972. His father is Vladimir Bačko, and mother Zorica (born Cakić). His daughters are Katarina and Jovana Bačko. Aleksandar’s wife is Dragana, born Grubor.
Primary and high school Aleksandar Bačko graduated in Belgrade, where he have studied at Faculty of philosophy (department of history). Origins of Bačko family are in Kninska Krajina (Knin Frontier). Aleksandar’s great-grandfather Vojin Bačko was a teacher in Knin, Radučić and Žegar.
Aleksandar Bačko is also descendent of Nikanor Grujić, Orthodox Bishop of Pakrac and Locum Tenens Serbian Patriarch, by his brother Dragutin Grujić, Archpriest of Mohacs, Parish Priest of Kacsfalu and Assessor of Buda Bishopric Consistory. Nikanor Grujić (1810 – 1887) was a Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Pakrac and Administrator of Metropolitanate – Patriarchate of Karlovci, Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Franz Joseph, Acting Imperial Privy Councillor and a Member of The House of Magnates of Hungarian and Croatian – Slavonian Parliament. He was also a prominent poet and writer, as well as a participant in the May Assembly at Sremski Karlovci, in 1848.
Royal awards and appointments
Aleksandar Bačko is Sub-County Chief (Omugomborozi) to North Serbia (Belgrade and Vojvodina) of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom. Appointed by decree of HM Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I Omukama (King) Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, 15. January 2012.
(Knight) Officer of The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl of The Royal Sultanate of Sulu. Appointed by the decree of HM Muedzul Lail Tan Kiram, Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo (then Crown Prince), 30. August 2012. During 2014, he became (Knight) Companion of the same Order.
Aleksandar Bačko was appointed during 2015, as Lord Registrar at Chancellery of The Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl of The Royal Sultanate of Sulu.
Memberships and offices in organizations under the Dynastic patronage
Member of the Board for Heraldic and Genealogical studies of „The Center for Research of Orthodox Monarchism“, under the high patronage of HRH Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karađorđević and spiritual patronage of His Excellency Irinej (Dobrijević).
Member of the „Association of Representatives of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom CLBG (ARKBK)“ under the Royal patronage of HM Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I Omukama (King) Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, since 4. February 2012.
Member of the Executive Board of the „Kingdom of Serbia Association“ under the Royal patronage of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II Karađorđević, since 26 February 2013.
Chief of the Committee for newsletter of the Executive Board of the „Kingdom of Serbia Association“ under the Royal patronage of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II Karađorđević, since 26. February 2013.
Laureate of „Mile Nedeljković“ award in 2010, issued for best contemporary folkloristics book in Serbian in 2010. It is awarded by the Association of Citizens “Heritage and Future – Aranđelovac 1859”, under patronage of Aranđelovac Municipality and with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.
Bearer of the Medal „For Contribution to The Development of Genealogy and Other Special Historical Disciplines” II Degree (За вкладъ въ развитіе генеалогіи и прочихъ спеціальныхъ историческихъ дисциплинъ) of The Russian Genealogical Federation (Российская генеалогическая федерация). The medal is awarded the President of The Russian Genealogical Federation, H.E. Noble Stanislav Vladimirovich Dumin, 21. December 2012.
Aleksandar Bačko is one of two laureates of „Nebojša M. Krstić“ Award for 2015. This Award, in memory of tragically deceased founder Mr. Nebojša M. Krstić, is issued by „The Center for Research of Orthodox Monarchism“, under the high patronage of HRH Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karađorđević and spiritual patronage of His Excellency Irinej (Dobrijević). Bačko was awarded this Award „for accomplishment of tasks of The Centre, especially for publishing his new book: ‘Notes about connections between The Serbs and The Russian Empire’“.
Awards of Cossack organizations
Bearer of the Medal „Protector of the Russian land – Alexander Nevsky“ (Защитнику земли Русской Александр Невский) Baltic separate Cossack District – Cossack Union of Baltic Area (Балтийский отдельньій казачий округ – Балтийский казачий союз, БОКО – БКС). The medal is awarded by Ataman of BOKO – BKS, Cossack Colonel Sergei Nikolaevich Danilevsky, 4. August 2012.
Memberships and offices in professional and other organizations
Member of Management Board of Association of citizens “Serbian Despot”, since 1. September 2003.
Member of Association of Journalists of Serbia (Удружење новинара Србије) since 2003.
President of Management Board of Association of citizens “Serbian Despot”, between 7 March 2004. and 27. February 2005.
President of Association of citizens “Serbian Despot” (Удружење грађана „Српски деспот“) from 27. February 2005, to 21. November 2008.
Founding member of Society for economic history (Друштво за привредну историју), since 17. June 2008.
Member of Mensa Serbia since 2009.
Member of the Union of writers in homeland and diaspora (SKOR) since 2012.
Member of Serbian Geographical Society since 2012.
Member of Society of Authors “Poet“ since 13. August 2012.
Member of Supervisory Board of Society for economic history since 22. February 2013.
Honorary Member of The Society of Serbian Armigers, under the patronage of His Grace The Right Reverend k.k. Irinej (Dobrijević), Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, since June 2013.
Founder and editor of edition Series of Serbian ethnography and history (Зборник за српску етнографију и историју), since 7. October 2007.
Editor of internet presentation Serbian DNA (Српска ДНК), first internet presentation for Serbian genetic genealogy.
Member of Editorial board of internet presentation Serbian Despot (Српски деспот).
Member of Editorial board of internet presentation Maleševci (Малешевци) (Editor is Mr. Milorad Ćustić).
He writes monographies and texts about history of certain settlements, origin of population and families. His works consider ethnographical, historical and genetic genealogy research.
Nine of his books have been published until now:
Mali Mokri Lug, Faculty of philosophy, Department for ethnology and anthropology, Ethno – anthropological issues – monography, vol. 28, Belgrade 2005, pages 1 – 187 (in Serbian: Мали Мокри Луг)
Žegar – origin of inhabitants, Faculty of philosophy, Department for ethnology and anthropology, Ethno – anthropological issues – monography, vol. 29, Belgrade 2005, pages 1 – 226 (in Serbian: Жегар – порекло становништва)
Maleševci– clan with family feast on st. Ignatius day, Association of citizens “Serbian despot”, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 1, Belgrade 2007, pages 1 – 224 (in Serbian: Малешевци – род који слави св. Игњатија)
Dalmatian Serb families, Association of citizens “Serbian despot”, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 2, Belgrade 2008, pages 1 – 513 (in Serbian: Породице далматинских Срба)
About history of the Sentandrejan families, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 3, Belgrade 2009, pages 1 – 248 (in Serbian: Из прошлости сентандрејских породица)
Krupa and Golubić in Dalmatia, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 4, Belgrade 2010, pages 1 – 355 (in Serbian: Крупа и Голубић у Далмацији) Coauthor Veljko Kubat
Clans with family feast on Saint Thomas day – Genetic and ethnographical research, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 5, Belgrade 2010, pages 1 – 282 (in Serbian: Родови који славе св. Тому) Coauthor Dragiša Maksimović
Beomužević and Stapar near Valjevo – About some families in Tamnava, Podgorina and Kolubara regions, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 6, Belgrade 2011, pages 1 – 214 (in Serbian: Беомужевић и Стапар код Ваљева – О појединим породицама тамнавског, подгорског и колубарског краја), coauthor Milorad Ćustić
Notes about connections between the Serbs and the Russian Empire, Series of Serbian ethnography and history, vol. 7, Belgrade 2015, pages 1 – 209 (in Serbian: Белешке о везама између Срба и Руске Империје) (electronic book)
Bačko is also author of certain number of texts, which are published in different media. Among them are: Relatives of Karađorđević Family (in Serbian: Сродници Карађорђевића), Ancestry of Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović (in Serbian: Порекло владике Николаја Велимировића), About Serbs of Imotska Krajina (О Србима Имотске Крајине) and other.
Some of his works have been translated into: English, Russian and French.