Posts Tagged Genealogy

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 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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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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1953 discovery of DNA structure

The use of DNA in genealogy has advanced to a point where great strides have been made in the use of autosomal DNA to determine relationships across family lines. SpittalStreet.com remembered the important anniversary of 1953 discovery of double-helix structure of DNA. The exploration of DNA is dated back in 1868, when a young Swiss physician Friedrich […]

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France Prešeren and his relatives

The 8th of February is celebrated in Slovenia as Prešern’s day (the anniversary of his death). Slovenes have been celebrating this national Cultural day since 1944. In 1990, the seventh stanza of his Zdravljica was declared the national anthem of Slovenia.  P. Hawlina, the president of Slovenian Genealogy Society, has posted short notice about surnames in a […]

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Slovenian Archive: ARS database

The Archive of the Republic of Slovenia has enabled online queries: simple full text search, field search, archive plan or descriptor search for different fields of documentary stock. Genealogy researchers are usually interested in history of land cadastral units on the territory of Slovenia. For example: a stock for Štajerska region in the period 1784-1790 (SI AS 1110 […]

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