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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The Museum's basic mission is to acquire, document, preserve, research and promote materials related to contemporary Slovenian history. In addition to its exhibitions, the Museum also offers a variety of programmes for both children and adults. It carries out activities in the field of culture, education and research, collaborating with various institutions, and thus serves as a bridge between the general public and historical science. It connects the fates of 20th century Slovenian people and provides visitors with answers to questions about their own identity in modern times. The Museum also serves as a gathering place for groups of all kinds and as a place for dialogue and reflection.
A branch of the National Museum of Contemporary History in in Brestanica, where a Museum of Political Prisoners, Internees and Deportees can be seen.
Born in 1800, France Prešeren is not only Slovenia's national poet, but also arguably its most important cultural figure - with the nation's highest cultural awards bearing his name, as well as countless squares, streets and parks in virtually...
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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 Telegraphists, and Živa's Corner, which is intended for younger visitors. A temporary exhibition, The Beginnings of Mobile Telephony in Slovenia, was also opened on this occasion.
Photographic and cartographic material from the end of the 19th century to the thirties of the 20th century.
The area of the Slovenian Alps is the juncture of three large mountain ranges and sub-alpine plateaus. The area is criss-crossed with a number of well-marked climbing, hiking, panoramic and thematic trails. Read more at http://www.slovenian-alps.com/en/
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 that are offered for free use of other members and non-members. Association does not carry out research upon request. Research is carried out by some members for clients independently-on their own.
The main activity of the Society is reflected in regular monthly meetings. At these, members keep each other informed on current affairs and important experience gained. In addition to the monthly meetings some lectures or talks by invited professionals and experts are organized.
Society issues genealogical journal Drevesa (The Trees).
In the period 19/27 September 2013 SGS organizes Third Genealogy Conference with the American Slovenian Genealogy Society International.
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.
The Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) was organized in 1992 as an international organization to promote genealogical research in Eastern and Central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions. They focus on the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Slovenia is mentioned among countries at the web site, but real contacts have not been established yet.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Slovenian Association Melbourne, the Association and Draga Gelt invite Slovenians of all ages and convictions to participate in the Essay and the Lego Competition. Dear Slovenians,Please participate and encourage your children and grandchildren to participate as well.Whether you are 1st, 2nd or even 3rd generation Slovenian, you are encouraged to write an essay entitled I AM A SLOVENIAN TOO
The Slovenian: An independant online magazine in Australia and worldwide.
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 the wagon and carriage collection. Thus this open storage will remain the way it is now. Nevertheless the vehicle collection is constantly complemented and rotated. When the project for a museum exhibition addressing the whole history of road transport in Slovenia can finally be realised, the most distinguished examples of wagons and carriages will be moved to Bistra and give their place in turn to some other vehicles from the Bistra museum or Borovnica open storage – or maybe indeed some new exhibits. It is intended to install storage racks and increase the storage space to two floors. In the future we also intend to produce a more detailed presentation of the wagons and carriages collection together with their historical development.
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 far away from the rapid pulse of urban life.
In the museums visitors can attend several workshops and demonstrations, through which they can truly experience the technical spirit of the past. All planned events you will find in Event calendar.
Impressive are elements of primary activities: hunting, fishing and timber manufacturing. Slovenia is rich in forests, rivers and water in general. In 20th Century the timber industry has been developed to saws and wood processing companies such as Inles, Lesna Slovenj Gradec, Liko Vrhnika with their chairs and many more. They have become part of the history, despite the fact that also today the wood processing industry is perspective... What a delightful models of terminals are presented in Rečica near Bled! It's time to learn from our history...
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.
European Heritage Days are very popular in all the EU Member States of the European Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe. The Days are organised each year, usually at the end of September on the theme chosen in the Member States at national level. In 2013 we are celebrating the centenary of organized protection of stationary and related movable and living cultural heritage in Slovenia. One hundred years ago the job started by provincial conservator for Kranjska dr. France Stele under the auspices of the Viennese imperial-royal Central Commission for the Protection of Monuments. This year's European Heritage Days program is dedicated to the anniversary by several events taking place from 28 September to 5 October 2013 in Ljubljana, Maribor, Piran, Brestanica and many other places in Slovenia.
First permanent exhibition Between Nature and Culture
The treasure house of Slovene and non-European heritage of the everyday and the festive
In the permanent exhibition the museum curators and researchers enable their stories to be told - the rich array of purposes for which our predecessors made objects, used them, and through time and space distinguised and changed their forms, driven by the universal striving after survival in the natural environment into which we were born.
See Ročnadela.org Online Archive of Slovenian emigrant handicrafts
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.
We're delighted to announce the release of MyHeritage app version 2.0, our free mobile application, packed with exciting new features. Now you can build and edit your family tree, add more information to it, and take your heritage with you anywhere...
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.