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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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Searching for Slovenian roots – Bill 2

How to read birth and other records in Parish books? While my American friend Bill was not so enthusiastic about my discovery, where exactly his great grandfather Andrew – Andrej Praznik was born and his ancestors originate from, I was very satisfied with results. Before my first visit of archive in Ljubljana I managed to […]

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Searching for Slovenian roots – Bill 1

How to locate a birthplace in time and space? In Slovenia, the primary sources of genealogical information can be obtained from the civil and ecclesiastical archives, where these are largely still available in the form of original books or their duplicates. Older records in books are written in Latin, later in Italian (for the west […]

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Searching for Slovenian roots – Bill

During Christmas holiday season a genealogist in me usually has more chance to be proactive in this passionate activity, spending more time on genealogy sites/forums and  digging from databases. Two years ago I found some desperate letters, sent from Bill Proznik to an US forum with very few replies. He was searching for any information […]

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Smart Farmer Project

See on Scoop.it – Food Policy News The SmartFarmer project “Improving skills for Smartfarming as an innovative tool for rural development and economic growth” aims to create and develop a training programme, a long term superfood electronic platform and a guide book. The purpose of these outputs is to enhance the dissemination and transfer of […]

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Epidemic olive decline caused by bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

See on Scoop.it – Almanac Pests Knapco‘s insight: As reported by group of specialists from Bari, “Quick decline syndrome of olive” appeared suddenly a couple of years ago in the vicinity of  Gallipoli,  in the province of Lecce (Salento peninsula, Apulia, south-east Italy).  It soon exploded in epidemic form,  so as to affect an  estimated […]

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Technical Museum of Slovenia

See on Scoop.it – Slovenian Genealogy Research The main museum collections of the TMS are located in the former Carthusian monastery in Bistra near Vrhnika. In addition to visiting the collections and participating in great many activities organised for children and adults alike, the visitors may enjoy a pleasant rest in a serene natural environment […]

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Museum of Post and Telecommunications

See on Scoop.it – Slovenian Genealogy Research The renovated Museum of Post and Telecommunications, formerly housed in Stara Loka Castle, Škofja Loka, between 1985 and 2008, was opened in Polhov Gradec Castle. The Museum of Post and Communications contains revised and updated exhibitions on the History of Post, the History of Telecommunications, Women Telephonists and […]

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TMS Soteska

See on Scoop.it – Slovenian Genealogy Research The Soteska open-storage depot encompasses a collection of vehicles that as a whole do not convey any one particular message. Although visitors may find interest in particular vehicles, they all share just one thing in common: they do not qualify as a museum collection, with the exception of […]

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European Heritage Days in Slovenia – 100 years in benefit of heritage

See on Scoop.it – Slovenian Genealogy Research In 1991 Slovenia was along with several other European countries initiating events European Heritage Days – a joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Knapco‘s insight: European Heritage Days are very popular in all the EU Member States of the European Cultural Convention of […]

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Slovenian Genealogy Society – About Us

See on Scoop.it – Slovenian Genealogy Research Uradna spletna stran Slovenskega rodoslovnega društva Slovenian Genealogy Society was founded in 1994 with the aim to bring together knowledge and experience of genealogists and transmission of values thereby obtained. Functioning of the members of society is nonprofessional. With the unselfish and voluntary work benefits have been generated […]

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NY Times: Citrus Greening: A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA (2013)

See on Scoop.it – Plant health CLEWISTON, Fla. — The call Ricke Kress and every other citrus grower in Florida dreaded came while he was driving. “It’s here” was all his grove manager needed to say to force him over to the side of the road. The disease that sours oranges and leaves them half […]

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EU Smarter Rules for Safer Food – the Animal & Plant Health Package

See on Scoop.it – Environmental policy The European Commission has adopted on Monday 6 May 2013 a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified, more risked-based approach to the protection of health and more efficient control […]

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Giant potica cake for Easter

Association of rural women from Prebold (Slovenia) has recently organised the 10th Festival of potica cakes, which took place on 22 and 23 March 2013 in Prebold, where the giant cake baked in the form of Easter potica cake was launched. Its diameter was of 158 cm. It was baked in a bakery Fijavž in Šempeter in […]

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