Posts Tagged Slovenia

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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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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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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Woman’s Glory, Slovenian Kitchen

For those with Slovenian ancestry, the Slovenian Union of America website does have a page of genealogy links. The downside to this cookbook is that not all recipes are attributed. However, there are plenty of names in this book… Woman’s Glory – The Kitchen by the Slovenian Women’s Union of America is 275 pages of […]

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Medieval Fair in Ljubljana, May 20

The most popular Slovenia’s Medieval Festivals.  The forthcoming Medieval Fair (20 May 2012), conceived as an open-air living history event, will try to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere in the midst of Ljubljana Old Town. Stalls at the fair will be selling medieval objects, food and drinks. The fair will be accompanied by demonstrations of […]

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Resistance Day, Slovenia – April 27

Slovenia’s Day of Uprising: Traditions, Customs and Activitiesby @ACelebrationofW The Day of Uprising or Resistance Day (Slovenia, dan upora proti okupatorju) is a holiday in Slovenia to commemorate the establishment of Slovenia’s Liberation Front, which spearheaded the home-grown resistance against Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. The Slovenian monument features three beams pointing to the heavens, […]

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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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