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Engineering Wanderlust: Slovenia: Trip

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Thus I was heading to Slovenia for three days and two nights to meet/stay with family and try to get more genealogical information for the family tree (my family uses genealogy.com to keep family records ...

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Exploring Slovenia 

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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:

- Slovenian Genealogy portal, Slovenian Genealogy Society home page and related links in Slovenian language)

- Glossary of Slovenian Surnames and Slovenian Genealogical Index of family names, first names, dates and places of birth

- Slovenian Genealogical Gazetter (subscription, slovensko)

- Forum and other Genealogy links

- Slovenian Genealogy Society International 

 

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WikiTree.com

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A collaborative community of genealogists and their family members growing a 100% free worldwide family tree.

 

Our tree includes 9,209,567 people contributed by 246,912 genealogists from around the world.  Search for a name...

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Usually local news is shared under this topic, but here is an exception: for many of genealogysts there is no opportunity to attend the global RootsTech conference in person. It is good to know that several sessions are streamed live on the home page of RootsTech.org. But if you missed that, you can still access recorded sessions, posted on the website for a limited time.

 

Among commercial exhibitors were also guys from WikiTree - the Free Family Tree. Wiki collaboration between genealogists will cost you only yours and your family data :)

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Doing family research on Slovenian roots from abroad

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In Slovenia there are also some experts skilled in genealogical research who do the job for you on request. But as far as I know there is nobody whose primary activity is conducting researches on a professional level. Sometimes experienced researchers might accept your request and charge you global tariffs. You will also find it useful to study the standards in various reference books when hiring a professional. It will be mutually beneficial if the contents and the range of research are precisely defined from the very beginning. The best way to start the research is to give all the basic information to the researcher you have hired. He will then look into the case and make plans for the research localizing the area and available sources.
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Advices from one of the most experienced genealogists in Slovenia...

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Searching for Slovenian roots

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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 not only about his Slovenian ancestors, but specially for possible relatives in Slovenia to make contacts. He was stuck with basic data about his great-grandparents, who immigrated to US

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Real case of discovering genealogical data of Andrew Praznik, who emigrated from Slovenia to U.S. in 1899.

Ethimologicaly Praznik/Proznik surname evolved centuries ago from a status: “a half-free man”, who might have a farm to produce some food for the family and feed for his animals, but he did not give products to the landlord. He used to serve in other manner and was not completely free from work for a landlord

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The SLOVENIAN: Essay and Lego Competition

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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
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The Slovenian: An independant online magazine in Australia and worldwide.

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TMS Soteska

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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.

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The Soteska open-storage depot
Soteska
8351 Straža
+386 (0)7 384 51 88

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Technical Museum of Slovenia

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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.

 

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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...

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

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.

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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.

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Slovene Ethnographic Museum | Slovenski etnografski muzej

Slovene Ethnographic Museum | Slovenski etnografski muzej | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

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.

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See Ročnadela.org Online Archive of Slovenian emigrant handicrafts

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Find your Slovenian roots and relatives

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.
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Good cooperation between Slovenian Genealogy Society (SGS) and SGSI has resulted in common conference, planned for September 2013. Read more: http://www.sloveniangenealogy.org/community/images/travel-2013/SGSI2013-Brochure.pdf

Active members of SGS will assist their American colleagues with research at the Archives and with visits to family ancestral villages in Slovenia.

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MyHeritage offering major discounts on DNA tests for genealogy

MyHeritage offering major discounts on DNA tests for genealogy | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
To celebrate the first anniversary of their DNA testing program, MyHertitage is offering significant discounts to make DNA tests more affordable for all their users.
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The early 1900s gazetteer of Austria-Hungary

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  The early 1900s gazetteer of Austria-Hungary

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.

© János Bogárdi, 2012 | contact

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Austro-Hungarian monarchy or k.u.k. Monarchy existed for 51 years until it dissolved on 31 October 1918 at the end of WWI. Its territory included nowadays Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, large parts of Serbia and Romania, and smaller parts of Italy, Montenegro, Poland and Ukraine. Villages and towns with Slovenian names can be found under IV. Steiermark, V. Kärnten, VI. Krain and VII. Österreichisch-illyrisches Küstenland : Triest, Görz und Gradiska, Istrien.

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MyHeritage mobile app version 2.0 released today!

MyHeritage mobile app version 2.0 released today! | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
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...
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STA: Archaeologists Find 2,000 Year-Old Tomb in Ljubljana

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After stumbling on a wall from the Roman period that nobody knew existed, archaeologists overseeing constructions works on Ljubljana's main avenue have came across another exciting find from Roman times. They uncovered a well preserved grave from the first century A.D.
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Roman Emona remains found in Ljubljana; more news:

http://www.siol.net/novice/slovenija/2015/03/slovenska_cesta_najdba.aspx

http://www.delo.si/novice/ljubljana/v-grobu-naleteli-na-redko-stekleno-zaro.html

 

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Tolminski muzej - Tolmin museum

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The permanent archaeological exhibition on the ground floor of the Most na Soči primary school reveals the history of the area and of archaeological research that has been underway here for over one and a half centuries.

The exhibition expresses the importance of the Iron Age St. Lucia culture, named after St. Lucia (the former name of Most na Soči), as its economic and cultural center.

The exceptional architecture of the Soča river area is presented in situ, with well-preserved foundations and a wooden reconstruction of a Hallstatt house. The building, which was due to its length named "the Long House", reminisces of a part of Iron Age architecture of a prehistoric village that already evidences select rudiments of urban planning.

  

In the immediate vicinity of the museum and in the eastern part of the village, one can find the foundations of a 3rd century AD Roman atrium house excavated during research conducted by the Gorica Museum.

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In January 2015 the Slovenian Genealogy Society has started celebrating the 20th anniversary with a lecture by archaeologist Miha Mlinar from Tolmin museum about great heritage in this part of Europe since prehistoric time.

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Information about museum, archaeological, ethnological, historical and art history colections, permanent and periodic exhibitions, cultural monuments, external collections and buildings is available.

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Genealogy's Star: The Federation of East European Family History ...

Genealogy's Star: The Federation of East European Family History ... | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

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.

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Slovenia is mentioned among countries at the web site, but real contacts have not been established yet.

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National Museum of Contemporary History

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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.

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A branch of the National Museum of Contemporary History in in Brestanica, where a Museum of Political Prisoners, Internees and Deportees can be seen.

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Best Museums & Galleries in Ljubljana 2014

Best Museums & Galleries in Ljubljana 2014 | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it
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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In case you have any experience with museums or art galleries, you can vote... What's the best museum in Ljubljana?

Technical Museum

National Museum of Contemporary History

Exhibition of Slovenian History

Railway Museum

Slovene Ethnographic Museum

National Gallery

City Museum

Brewery Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art

Slovenian Natural History Museum

International Centre of Graphic Arts

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Architecture & Design

National Museum of Slovenia

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Museum of Post and Telecommunications

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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.

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Mountain Tourism in Slovenia

Photographic and cartographic material from the end of the 19th century to the thirties of the 20th century.

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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/

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Slovenian Genealogy Society - About Us

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.

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Foreigners can browse SGS portal, which is originally in Slovenian, using help of Google Translate service. See how: http://www.rodoslovje.si/index.php/en/

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Giant potica cake before Easter

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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.

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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/

 

Normal potica cake from the picture above can be compared to the giant potica : http://www.obcinaprebold.si/galerija-slik/image/1631-#fwgallerytop

 

Baker Andrej Voh: http://zeneprebold.wordpress.com/mediji-o-nas/

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Family Tree: A City of Immigrants | Historic Indianapolis | All Things ...

Family Tree: A City of Immigrants | Historic Indianapolis | All Things ... | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

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.
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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’?

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Tracking around Savinja valley

Predstavitev je zbirka vtisov s Savinjske planinske poti pospremljena s fotografijami, panoramskimi prikazi, animiranimi zemljevidi poti z raznimi podatki in...
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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.

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ALMOST SPRING, 100 Years of Slovene Art (20th Century)

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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.
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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.

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Galaksija (computer) history

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[1] (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,[2] some time in 1983, Voja Antonić, while vacationing in Hotel Teuta in Risan, was reading the application handbook for the RCA CDP1802 CPU and stumbled upon CPU-assisted video generation.[2] Since the CDP1802 was very primitive, he decided that a Zilog Z80 processor could perform the task as well.

Awsome ultimate Galaksija (http://t.co/nBBHTqQB) talk, Tomaž Šolc @avian2 at #29c3 : http://t.co/b7022WEM

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Not so long time ago - only 30 years & another crisis - computers were not used for daily work and pleasure as they are today. Can you even imagine genealogy work without computers and Internet?

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