Archive for January, 2015

Searching for Slovenian roots – Bill 4

Spelling variations of Slovenian names in United States records Slovenian langugae uses special characters (č, š, ž / Č, Š, Ž), which are sometimes difficult to be used or spelled in English or other foreign language, like German (remember: Slovenian matriculas from 18/19 centuries are written in German). Sometimes characters are simply written as “c, […]

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Searching for Slovenian roots – Bill 3

Slovenian emigrants in United States immigration records About 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors in records of Ellis Island federal immigration station, which served for more than 60 years as the main entry point (1892 – 1954). Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station […]

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