The Republic of Slovenia is a young country by global standards, having been independent since 1991. The decision on a completely independent country was confirmed at a plebiscite in December 1990. And in 2004 Slovenia joined the European Union.
First independent 20 years of the Republic of Slovenia have already become a history. But there is much more to discover about the history of Slovenians, who settled in this part of central Europe in 6th century.
The scope of this topic is to bring forward ascertainment of history and national heritage: less about individuals and more about the nation. Welcome those Slovenes around the world and all others, interested in this piece of Europe. Genealogists are gathered to:
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Rose Marie (Macek) Jisa is president of the Slovenian Genealogy Society International (SGSI), Inc. whose purpose is to enrich the lives of individuals with Slovenian ancestry by helping them forge a link to the past.
These pages provide the names found in the Gemeindelexikon, the multi-volume gazetteer of the Habsburg Empire published between 1903 and 1908. Based on the census of 1900 these volumes contain wealth of information about the K. u. K. Monarchy. The Kingdom of Hungary (with Croatia) and Bosnia-Herzegovina is not part of the series. If you are interested in Hungary you might check three other gazetteers from the same era: 1877, 1882 and 1913 gazetteers of Hungary. The 1877 (Dvorzsák) is available at BUY, as well: vol. 1 and vol. 2.
These books have been scanned and put into a digital collection by the Harold B. Lee University Library of Salt Lake City's Brigham Young University.
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Argentina's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most particularly Italy and Spain, which provided the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. After WWII also many Slovenians emigrated to Argentina, therefore the on-line articles and data sources might be of interest to our genealogists.
Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.
This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time. You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict. This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting. This site is brimming with potential.
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A unique collaboration between historians and cultural heritage institutions across borders has created a new and innovative history of Europe. Inspired by the book series Making Europe: Technology and Transformations 1850-2000 that will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013 and 2014, Inventing Europe opens up brand-new perspectives on the history, formation, and culture of Europe.
Inventing Europe is one of Europeana’s API projects. In addition to direct feeds from partner websites, the Europeana feed turns the rich narrative environment of Inventing Europe into a portal for further exploration of objects across Europe. Consequently, the visitors of Inventing Europe can explore hundreds of extra relevant objects and images.
Take a tour through Europe’s history at www.inventingeurope.eu
Historical atlas of Europe. Maps of mountains, rivers, cities and countries of Europe and of the World. 2000 pictures of towns and landscapes. Antique digitized maps. Digital vector maps and georeferenced vector maps, educational softwares.
Some of them are freely available after registration.
Narrative Science technology is one way Ancestry.com could double users and make family history mainstream. Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan said Narrative Science’s computers could help read the 3 million records found on the genealogy site each day—especially those hard to read—and then translate the contents into individual stories about a person’s family.
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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 Savinja walley, the main master was Andrej Voh.
The giant cake was officially measured and reported for entry in the Guinness Book of Records: it was in the owen for 4 hours, and could be stretched to almost 5 metres long cake. What were the ingridients spent?
10 kg of fine flour and 3 kg crisp flour 10 kg of nuts 70 eggs 9 liters of milk 3 kg of butter 3 kg of sugar 4 kg of dried grape berries and 400 grams of yeast.
Official measurements for the Guinness Book of World Records was held at the evening event - Festival of cakes in Prebold, 22 March 2013. The event was visited by famous Slovenian ethnologist Dr. Janez Bogataj, who is preparing a monograph on potica cakes.
On open call, who in Slovenia could make a large model for giant cake, responded Slovenian Society of Ceramicists and Potters and Pottery of Dobovšek Sebastian and Tatjana, who finaly made a giant model named St. Barbara's model.
The model manufacturing was not an easy task, either. Technological solutions have come up with an experienced potter Bostjan Dobovšek and Technologist Association Blaz Konc. Seven members of the Association on Saturday, 16 February 2013, gathered in Boštjan's workshop in Žalna, where they worked diligently throughout the day. They spend 230 hours of work for modelling and burning clay, which was then cared for drying. They have made 34 kg heavy model with the extent of over 490 cm. At the event on 15 March 2013 in Grosuplje the unique model was given to the President of Association of Rural Women from Prebold, Ms Danica Uplaznik.
For the tenth Festival of potica cakes can be said that it is the traditional event, organized by the Association of Rural Women from Prebold on Friday and Saturday before Palm Sunday. Functioning of society and ideas that attracts both competitors and visitors from near and far surroundings, is the great merit of Danica Uplaznik, the President of the Society, who is assisted by the Municipality Prebold. In the expanded competition in Savinja Valley 66 contestants contributed cakes and pastries. In 2013 competition a Professional Commission awarded 33 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals. You can see their master pieces at: http://zeneprebold.wordpress.com/prireditve/festival-potic/
The earliest naturalization records in Indiana date to 1807. Throughout the years various county courts handled naturalization proceedings. Even the Indiana Supreme Court naturalized people for a time. The process required foreign born peoples to follow a two-step process. They first had to file a declaration of intent to become naturalized, then file a petition for naturalization. Once their petition was approved, they received a certificate that granted them citizenship. The entire process took several years.
Before 1906, only men were required to file for naturalization. Women were not required to file until 1922. Before this time, they either became citizens automatically when their husbands were naturalized or by marrying a U.S. citizen. Likewise, children were automatically granted citizenship along with their fathers.
Slovenian Girls. Second-generation Slovenian girls in traditional costumes, via the Indiana Historical Society. Before 1906, only men were required to file for naturalization. Women were not required to file until 1922.
With regard to the picture of Slovenian girls: I am afraid they are not in a very traditional dresses. National costumes look differently. Slovenia was at that time in Austria-Hungarian monarchy (until 1918) but traditional dressing code for that time in Slovenia differed by regions and was different in towns and countryside. Also for a comment I doubt that it is relevant for Slovenian culture: in Slovenia you will not find any orthodox church. Slovenia is mainly with the Roman Catholic Church, only in its part neighboring Hungary is a minority with Evangelical Lutheran Church. Is it possible that ‘Slovenian’ is confused for ‘Slavic’?
Predstavitev je zbirka vtisov s Savinjske planinske poti pospremljena s fotografijami, panoramskimi prikazi, animiranimi zemljevidi poti z raznimi podatki in...
Staying in camping place Park enables you to discover lower Savinya Valley. In agricultural area you will find unique hop fields - hops for export are the most important crop (accounting for approximately 3% of world production). In the central part of the valley, arable fields, dairy and beef cattle, pig and poultry farming are also important in lowland areas. Forests and hills around the valley are excellent for tracking, but are an important source of income, too. Fruit is grown along the edges of the Lower Savinja Valley and in the eastern part of the region.
The presentation shows 180 km of pathways which can be managed in 1 week stay. But if you decide to visit only selected picks, experience of pure nature with biodiversity of plants and animals. Kind people and perserved national heritage may surprise you.
Service activities are concentrated mainly in Celje which is the third most important service centre in Slovenia. It is also an exhibition centre with the renowned annual International Craft Fair.
In the final stage of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 the UGM / Maribor Art Gallery, in cooperation with the major Slovenian galleries and museums, presents a review of the 20th century art from Impressionism to Retro Avant-garde.
A review of Slovenian art of the past 100 years from the collections of about 20 Slovenian museums and galleries, including the National Gallery and Museum of Modern Art, Coastal Galleries Piran, Mikl house in Ribnica, Gallery of Murska Sobota and others are presented.
The Galaksija (pronounced Galaxiya, meaning Galaxy) was originally a build-it-yourself computer designed by Voja Antonić. It was featured in the special edition Računari u vašoj kući (Computers in your home, written by Dejan Ristanović) of a popular eponymous science magazine, published late December 1983 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Kits were available but not required as it could be built entirely out of standard off-the-shelf parts. It was later also available in complete form.
In the early eighties, various laws in Yugoslavia prevented importing computers into the country. At the same time, even the cheapest computers available in the West were nearing average monthly salaries. This meant that regardless of demand for home computers, only a relative minority of people owned one - mostly a ZX Spectrum or a Commodore 64.
According to his own words, some time in 1983, Voja Antonić, while vacationing in Hotel Teuta in Risan, was reading the application handbook for the RCA CDP1802CPU and stumbled upon CPU-assisted video generation. Since the CDP1802 was very primitive, he decided that a ZilogZ80 processor could perform the task as well.
A new archeological route connects all the important archeological sites that were previously scattered across Maribor’s suburbs. The archeological route will connect important archeological sites, such as Villa Rustica in Radvanje, Betnava and Bohova, archaelogical site Poštela, the burial mounds in Pivola and the Hoče crypt.
Maribor is one of European Capitals of Culture 2012. On the southern edge of the Maribor suburbs, along the north-east – south-west archaeological settlement axis (Radvanje – Betnava – Bohova – Hoče – Slivnica), we can find rich archaeological sites, partly presented “in situ” but mostly completely unknown to the public. During the prehistoric era, they were connected by the settlements along the outermost edges of the Pohorje Hills which gave them shelter, and during the antiquity, by the fertile area of the Roman road by the Drava River that shows both the direction and the power of the Roman colonization in the Podravje area. See an on-line version of archeological trial.
The oldest castle in Slovenia was opened in December 2012 after being significantly renovated, reports Posavje.info. The Rajhenburg castle, which stands high above the narrow Sava river valley, was first mentioned in 895, when it was owned by the Bavarian knights. It was rebuilt in XII Century. In the period 1141 to 1570 Rajhenburg knights lived in the castle. The castle's current form dates back to the Renaissance period, and the luxurious wall and ceiling frescoes are still well-preserved. The most prominent owners of the castle were the Rajhenburgs, the noble Moscons, the Knights Gradeneck, the Barons Gall Galenstein and the Counts Attems. In 1881, the castle was bought by the Trapist monks, who turned it into a monastery where delicious chocolate, cheese and liqueur were produced. The saddest part of the castle's history came during the second world war, when it became a gathering camp for Slovenian exiles.
Today, the Museum of Deportees, the Museum of WWII Political Prisoners and Internees, an exhibition on Trappist monks and a gallery of wines from the Posavje region are open at the castle. For visitors the Rajhenburg castle can be found at address: Cesta izgnancev 3, 8280 Brestanica, Slovenia.
Professional knowledge-sharing platform (It's been a big week for us in Berlin - after the AGM, we went straight to the launch of Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.
"The goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany," explained Hermann Parzinger.
Soča Valley (Valle d `Isonzo) is rich in numerous remains of past centuries, among them the Soča Front has the most important role in the period of the World War I. The foundation Path of Peace established an outdoor museum, which is located on the ridge Kolovrat and worth to see.
But the Soča Valley offers much more for active leisure: the revelation of the mysteries of recent times, tourism, sports, hiking, ethnological peculiarities, food, rest, beautiful nature, genuine people ...
The Old Vine Festival is a top tourist culinary-wine-cultural festival in Maribor, the biggest tourist event in autumn. Over 500 participants were recorded this September. The next event will take place on 13 September 2013.
The Old Vine Festival is the main happening in the cycle of events From Vine to Wine, from pruning to St Martin’s Day celebrations, which in Maribor we prepare in the honour of the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world. It was planted more than 400 hundred years ago infront of a house on Vojašniška street in Maribor. The vine is documented by two pictures dated 1657 and 1681 (kept in museum in Graz, Austria).
The Old Vine is Maribor’s greatest ethnographic sight, which symbolises the rich wine culture of Maribor and Štajerska and is at the same time a starting point and finishing point wine roads, which intertwine the hilly town wine growing district.
The idyllic Alpine gem, Bled, world renowned for its beautiful lake with an enchanting island and mysterious ancient cliff-top castle, was the host of World Winter Swimming Championships in January 2010. You are kindly invited to the winter fairytale world, with BLED WINTER SWIMMING CUP 2013, Lake Bled, Saturday, 23rd February 2013
The venue chosen for this event is the outdoor pool in front of Grand Hotel Toplice*****. Swimming competition will be held in the Lake Bled, where temperatures around 5°C can be expected. Sauna and Jacuzzi hot tubs will be available for all the competitors.
SATURDAY, 10 November, at 2pm and 4pm: Bled Castle Restaurant invites you to St Martin’s Weekend.
In Slovenia, St. Martin's Day marks the day when the must traditionally turns to wine. The must is usually considered impure and sinful, until it is baptised and turned into wine. The baptism is performed by someone who dresses up as a bishop and blesses the wine, this is usually done by the host. Another person is chosen as the godfather of the wine. The foods traditionally eaten on the day are goose, red cabbage and mlinci.
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