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Slovenian Genealogist at Work

Slovenian Genealogist at Work | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Slovenian Genealogy Society (Slovensko rodoslovno društvo - SRD) is composed of volunteers, who are willing to share their knowledge and research results either online or off-line, organize lectures or seminars, and record preservation or transcription projects. Young researcher can learn from those more experienced via web site, forum and regular events about recent developments, genealogical sources and archive records. In Slovenia, these are civil and ecclesiastical registers (birth, death and matrimonial records). Personal civil records cover mainly a period of last 100 years.

 

Church registers were started in the 17th century, only exceptionally in the 16th century. These are registers of births, marriages and deaths, which were obligatory recorded by the parish priests. Records in civil and church registers are official - primary genealogical sources. There are many other useful secondary sources, which can help in genealogy research, as archival guides. Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and Ljubljana Historical Archives have published them online. Archiepiscopal Archives of Maribor and Ljubljana have issued guides several times; recent ones are available in their reading rooms, but they are not online. For the entire country the Guide to the church registers for the ​​SR Slovenia (1972) is the most appropriate, following by Guide to the parish archives in Slovenia.

 

Among available genealogy software programs the SRD recommends these, which are compatible and enable an export of a standardized GEDCOM file with information about persons and their relationships. In that format data can be shared with other genealogists, added to online databases, or converted into family web sites. In Slovenia, Brother's Keeper is still the most used genealogy software. Its advantage over others is in the translation into the Slovenian language and support for special characters of the alphabet. Many other programs do not have these preliminary conditions. One of the most recent software programs that also meets these requirements is My Heritage Family Tree Builder. It enables also social networking service – creating family websites, where genealogists can share data and build their family trees online. Members can upload their family trees and contact other family historians to fill in gaps in their research.

 

The Slovenian genealogy site provides many other helpful links. Interesting open source software is Gramps, which tends to serve both, non-professional and professional genealogists. It can be downloaded from SourceForge page.

 

Among the SRD’s reference files an index of electronically recorded persons is popular. Worth mentioning is the list of settlements and other toponyms, which is more helpful than would be concluded by title. It is worth knowing and considering the association’s recommendations for genealogy work.

 

Some active genealogists have made signposts to many genealogical sources from their websites. For example, Mr. Fonda and Mr. Zavodnik. The most complete global genealogical signpost is certainly www.cyndislist.com.

 

Among national sources we have to mention SiStory portal (preparing to digitize The trees), dLib portal, where among many others a Lexicon of Drava Province is published (http://www.zape.si/srd/pdf/ldb.pdf), and Kamra portal (Digitized cultural heritage of Slovenian regions).

 

Search for people abroad is available through worldwide repository of genealogical information such as Ancestry and the FamilySearch site (some of the content is available only via subscription). The most popular sites for Slovenian genealogists in Europe are probably French Geneanet and the site of German association.

 

In support of search for ancestors through the World Wide Web, and permanent storage of personal data that are specific to genealogy, are increasingly included in Google search and G+ or Facebook timeline. Therefore, the prospect of many startling novelties in near future maybe could not avoid discussion on data security and data protection rights.

Source: SRD website

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Does Genealogy Software Force Me to be Conclusion-Based?

Does Genealogy Software Force Me to be Conclusion-Based? | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Ancestry word forums: A blog discussion is launched: are we forced to be a Conclusion-based genealogists by the genealogy management programs we use?

 

Comparing RootsMagic 5, Legacy Family Tree 7.5 and Family Tree Maker 2012 an administrator is pointing out that they handle Facts differently, and seem to promote Conclusion-based genealogy. That's understandable - they are database programs and many researchers "want to have something in every field."

How do other genealogy management program enable Evidence-based genealogy? How should these GMPs enable it?....

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World Memory Project contributors key one million records

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encourages you to join the World Memory Project today.

 

The World Memory Project has keyed more than one million records. All the records contain important information on individual victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution from children in Germany to Jewish victims at camps in Poland, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

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WorldVitalRecords Newsletter 2012

WorldVitalRecords Newsletter 2012 | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

MyHeritage & WorldVitalRecords have made an important improvement built in Family Tree Builder 6.0 with offered matching of the family tree members to records from different sources, gathered trough WorldVitalRecords. Indirect access to more than 3,600,000,000 names in birth, marriage, death and vital records enriches a chance to find your ancestors.

 

WorldVitalRecords interface enables searching trough a newspaper collection with more than 1 billion articles from 1739 to the present, large historical map collection with 2 million maps and 200 million names of landowners, a yearbook collection, which includes more than 8,000 high school, college, and military yearbooks, and the world's largest index of tombstone inscriptions and tombstone photographs with more than 30 million photos.

 

In order to explore how search engines work for your family history research your family tree has to be published on the Internet, in a family site MyHeritage.com (could be made private).

 

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Surround Photography of nature landscape, towns, castles, churches, caves, etc.

Surround Photography of nature landscape, towns, castles, churches, caves, etc. | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The most comprehensive presentation of Slovenia with Surround Photography of nature landscape, towns, castles, churches, caves, waterfalls, people, etc.

 

Burger's virtual guide is an attempt to present world landmarks. The goal of his project is to display the cultural and natural heritage of our planet with interactive Surround Photography. The project started in 1996 (within domain burger.si from March 1997) and is updated almost every week, so welcome to check it On-line.

 

(c) Boštjan Burger, 1996-2012

All the data, text, photos, pictures and SURROUND PHOTOGRAPHY are owned by the author Boštjan Burger. No other use like storing to other servers, hotlinking, copy-pasting, modifying images is alowed.

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Carnival celebration - Slovenia

Carnival celebration - Slovenia | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

via @SloveniaInfo - Official Travel Guide 

 

The time when the cold winter gives way to kinder spring has long been a good reason for numerous celebrations in Slovenia. Pust – or Carnival has most joyfully illustrated the beginning of a new cycle of nature and farming.

 

But the Carnival did not only mean an always welcome period of unbridled rejoicing, but in its original forms was based on a kind of pagan magical element which people used when trying to influence nature.

 

At the time of the Carnival, people talk about traditional masks: kurenti, laufarji from Cerkno, pustovi from Drežnica,  pozvačin from Prekmurje, šelme from Kostanjevica, škoromati from Brkini, mačkare from Dobrepolje and others. Every Slovenian region has its masks, some old and traditional, others more modern. Slovenia is told to be one of the richest countries in masks and if you visit the kurenti, laufarji and drežniški pusti, you will not be let down.

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Valentine’s Day: Love through family history

Valentine’s Day: Love through family history | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Millions of couples celebrated the most romantic day of the year, February 14. A few weeks ago, MyHeritage asked readers to share their ancestors' love stories or photos that illustrate them. They received touching stories and photos from around the world. They said, it was hard to pick three winners, all the stories were beautiful and special. The winning 2 x 3 stories...

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When Illegal Immigration Was European

"Here’s how hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants—mostly Europeans—became legal:

 

The Registry Act of 1929 allowed immigrants who arrived before 1921 but had no record of their admission to register retroactively, for a $20 fee.

 

From 1935 to the late 1950s, to keep families together, tens of thousands of Europeans unlawfully in the U.S. were allowed temporarily to go to Canada and reenter the States legally as a permanent resident.

 

In 1940, Congress authorized the suspension of orders of deportation in cases of hardship, which it defined as “serious economic detriment” to the immigrant’s immediate family. The guidelines have become less generous, but the principle remains in the law."


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France Prešeren and his relatives

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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. Peter Hawlina, the president of Slovenian Genealogy Society, has posted short notice about surnames in a family tree of France Prešeren, one of  the greatest Slovenian poets.

 

The anniversary of the death of France Prešeren (3 December 1800 – 8 February 1849) every year awakens some interest in his genealogy and relatives. It is interesting that among his relatives is no one with the surname Prešeren, but nearly 250 other surnames. These are:

 

Agnese, Ambrožič, Arh, Arko, Baar, Baloh, Berčon, Bergant, Bergwanger, Berner, Bertoncelj, Bevc, Bešter, Bizjak, Bogataj, Bohinc, Bojc, Bolčina, Borovnik, Božeglav, Brajnik, Bratina, Brejc, Brglez, Brimelow, Brle, Brun, Buček, Bukovec, Burlačenko, Cajhen, Davidović, Debelak, Debeljak, Dežman, Dolar, Dolhar, Dornik, Dvoržak, Čebular, Černe, Čibašek, Emeršič, Entor, Čop, Erlah, Črne, Eržen, Čuden, Čufar, Favadore, Ferčej, Ferjan, Fertin, Finžgar, Fister, Frčej, Frelih, Gašperin, Globočnik, Godec, Gogala, Gojković, Golec, Golmajer, Grabec, Gregorc, Grom, Gruden, Hašimovič, Hlebanja, Howard, Hribar, Hubad, Hüll, Iskra, Istenič, Jakopič, Jan, Jančar, Jelovšek, Jeraj, Jerkovič, Jesenko, Jugovic, Jurgele, Justin, Juvan, Kajdiž, Karba, Kaserović, Kastelic, Katnik, Kavčič, Kejžar, Kersnik, Kirn, Klančar, Klinar, Kokalj, Kolarič, Koman, Kos, Koselj, Kosi, Kosmač, Košir, Kralj, Krivc, Krivic, Krničar, Krsnik, Lah, Langus, Legat, Leskovar, Lichtenegger, Ličof, Lorenčič, Luznar, Mandeljc, Markelj, Markočič, Matič, Mavrič, Medved, Meier, Mekina, Memić, Mencinger, Mertelj, Mežan, Mežek, Mihelčič, Miketič, Milić, Mohor, Mrak, Muhovec, Mulej, Murnik, Nastran, Noč, Novak, Obreza, Okrožnik, Ovsenik, Ozebek, Panzanović, Papler, Pavec, Pavlin, Pavlovič, Pazlar, Pečenko, Pegam, Perkins, Peterlin, Peternel, Piber, Pogačar, Pogačnik, Poklukar, Por, Poshar, Potočnik, Pozaršek, Poznik, Presterel, Pretnar, Prevoršek, Prešeren, Prijatelj, Pristov, Puntar, Rajhman, Razinger, Rebolj, Remec, Repe, Resman, Reš, Rihtar, Rodič, Roš, Rožič, Roškar, Schuppli, Slamnik, Slavič, Slivnik, Smolej, Smolnikar, Sodja, Sok, Spalević, Srebrenjak, Straus, Strojnik, Studen, Svetina, Šebat, Škerjanc, Šlibar, Šoberl, Šolar, Šulin, Tajnikar, Tassi, Tavčar, Terlikar, Tipping, Toman, Tomšič, Torkar, Tosić, Triplat, Turchetto, Tušar, Udovič, Valant, Valjavec, Valte, Varl, Velikonja, Vidic, Vogelnik, Voje, Volk, Volkar, Vovk, Vozelj, Vremšak, Vrhunc, Worms, Zajc, Zelič, Zgonc, Zima, Zupan, Zupančič, Žemlja in Žemva.

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Slovenia - Country Codes

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CountryCode.org gives complete guidance to make a call from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world. This page details Slovenia phone code (386).

 

Slovenia international dialing 386 is followed by an area code. See the page for basic data, how to make the first contact and what other standard codes are.

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FamilySearch Rootstech 2012 videos on You Tube

FamilySearch Rootstech 2012 videos on You Tube | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The Rootstech conference is likeley the most important conference to attend and discover emerging technologies and devices to improve your genealogy research, said the organisers: FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. Many presentations of new developments were seen at the conference.

 

Ancestry.com announced also that they will start offering an autosomal DNA testing in 2012 (Autosomal biogeograpical markers - BGA). As of December 2011, Ancestry.com has more than 1.7 million paying subscribers around the world and is home to more than 8 billion historical records and millions of family trees. It’s not hard to imagine that whey will make a huge splash this year when they offer autosomal testing at Ancestry.com DNA, commented SpittalStreet.com.

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European Capital of Culture in Ptuj: Kurent's wedding

European Capital of Culture in Ptuj: Kurent's wedding | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

STA: Slovenian city Ptuj will join the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) represented by Maribor as the latest partner city on 10th of February with a musical Kurentova svatba (Kurent’s wedding), directed by Matjaž Latin. Kurent as a figure from the oldest Slovenian mythology represents local ethnographic heritage incorporated into modern story and superb music.

The musical is also an introduction to The Arts and Heritage festival “Kurentovanje” taking place during the next three weeks in Ptuj with around 150 different events.

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SISTORY - Aleš Gabrič: Kronika

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SiStory (Slovenian history / Zgodovina Slovenije) announced a new addition to the portal: Kronika (2004) 1

 

In the cronicle several articles about Slovenian history have become available to the public (in Slovenian).

Časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino, 2004, No 1, 127 p.

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Anniversary of 1953 discovery of double-helix structure of DNA

Anniversary of 1953 discovery of double-helix structure of DNA | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

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: On February 28, 1953, two scientists at Cambridge University, England,  James Watson and Frances Crick, announced that they had discovered the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)—the molecule containing the human, animal, plants and other  organisms' genes.

 

At this occasion we would like to mention prof. dr. Karl Maramorosch, who has been using molecular knowledge about DNA since the same period. He witnessed and documented the great discovery of DNA and the research work o James D. Watson (see http://www.worldscibooks.com/etextbook/6505/6505_intro.pdf). 

 

At the age of 97, this renowned virologist from the United States (US) still carries out his research work (born January 16, 1915, in Vienna, Austria) guiding his juniors in virology, entomology and plant pathology. In personal communication we have recently discovered that his roots are also in Slovenia. He believes that his maternal grandfather, Dragutin Schlesinger, was born in Slovenia. As he still keeps his school certificate when he was 14 years old and lived in a small town in Slovenia. The surname Schlesinger (Šlezinger) is still represented in Savinja valley in Slovenia.

 

In 1934, after finishing his high school, Karl Maramorosch applied, and was accepted, to the Medical Faculty in Ljubliana. He did not go there, because only the first 2 years were given in Ljubliana (Slovenia), followed by the remaining years in Zagreb (Croatia), and he was afraid that he will have difficulties adjusting to two related, but slightly different, languages at the two places. He finished his studies in Poland and Romania and then left for USA. In his early life, Maramorosch wished to become a pianist and underwent training till the age of 19. Ending up as a scientist, he still plays it and participates in public performances as well. He even said that his research was needed to be carried out further as it could help the humanity, animals and plants from causing injuries to each other by spreading diseases to each other!

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Heroines in your family: International Women’s Day 2012

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Photo: Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons


MyHeritage Blog: International Women's Day is March 8, 2012 and they invite you to submit stories about the heroines in your family. They will showcase the best here in the blog. MyHeritage invites you also to post your stories and photos on their Facebook page or on Twitter @myheritage with the hashtag #WomenRock.

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Cipka Lace – a unique Slovenian handicraft - SNPJ

Cipka Lace – a unique Slovenian handicraft - SNPJ | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

In the 17th century, many Slovenian families began making bobbin lace in a variety of patterns. Lacemaking soon became an important handicraft, ensuring a means of survival to many families. It is still alive today!

All the “art” of Idrija lace (and thus Slovenian lace) is in the use of a special lacemaking technique and, most of all, in its original patterns. These have been given domestic names and are clearly distinguishable from other famous European styles.

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Save the US Social Security Death Index: Why and how to help

Save the US Social Security Death Index: Why and how to help | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

MyHeritage Blog: Stop ID Theft NOW! Sign a petition by 8th of March.

 

The SSDI is accessed by many companies, non-profits and other entities, in addition to family history researchers. Forensic specialists use it when reuniting remains of military veterans with next-of-kin and descendants. Law offices, banks and insurance companies use it to resolve probate cases and to locate heirs. All these entities would have to spend more money and time accessing other information resources when the SSDI has served this purpose for more than 10 years.

 

The House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security is proposing to completely shut down use of the SSDI by genealogists as well as other industries such as banking and insurance that rely upon its information. Such an attempt is short-sighted and runs counter to the original purpose of the SSDI: to actually combat fraud.

 

The Records Preservation & Access Committee (RPAC) is a joint coalition of international genealogical societies representing millions of genealogists and family historians, and just announced the launch of its Stop ID Theft NOW! campaign with its We The People petition posted at WhiteHouse.gov. Here’s the petition. To sign the petition, read the instructions.

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KAMRA - Digitalised cultural heritage of Slovenian regions

KAMRA - Digitalised cultural heritage of Slovenian regions | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

The portal Kamra offers a unique access to information, documents, photos and other material, that Slovenian public libraries, museums and other local cultural institutions wish to share with the public.

 

Portal Kamra has been established by Slovenian central regional libraries who also maintain it with financial support of the Ministry of Culture. Contents on KAMRA are presented in the shape of stories, with multiple points of view on selected events, people or occurences and in various forms - paintings, photos, texts...

 

As from 2011 KAMRA web portal has been established for free online access to local history digital content published online. The portal KAMRA offers digital content (news, digital databases, multimedia element) for free on-line access for personal use. The interface languages are: Slovenian, English, Hungarian and Italian, but the content is mainly in Slovenian.

 

Sloveanian KAMRA is linked to the European portal Europeana - Europe's cultural collections.

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Top five regrets of the dying

Top five regrets of the dying | Slovenian Genealogy Research | Scoop.it

Bonnie Ware is an Australian hospice nurse spent several years counseling and taking care of patients during the last 12 weeks of their lives. The most common regret of all was: "I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.“

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Monumental Prešeren square in Ljubljana

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Would you like to know, where a monument of famous Slovenian poet France Prešeren stands? In Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, on Prešeren square.

 

Showmystreet.com (fast and easy street viewing) - can display, where this is located. Just start typing an address: "Ljubljana Prešernov trg" and streetview or satellite images start filling your screen. Many Slovenian towns have Prešeren's square, for example, there is one in Novo mesto.

 

This tool is very useful also for searching your ancestors' homes and other not known locations.

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On-line queries in Slovenian Archive: ARS database

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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 Jožefinski kataster za Štajersko, 1784-1790) or Koroška region (SI AS 1111 Jožefinski kataster za Koroško, 1784-1790), etc.

 

“Jožefinski kataster” is the first almost complete register of land units in the Slovenian territory, prepared by a territorial principle of tax or cadastral units. Land parcels were measured and registered in all provinces of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The language of the register is German. Together with the earlier Theresian register and later cadastral registers they can be used as a primary source for a period of few centuries.

 

Online search with more interface languages (Dutch, English, French, German and Italian) is offered by SIRAnet. The use of archive's material is organised at regional level (Contact information).

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Robert FONDA - GeneaNet

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Robert Fonda has compiled the most extensive collection of genealogical research in the field of Slovenian Karst, Brkini and surrounding areas.

 

Fonda Family tree.

People with surname Cerkvenik.

Contact.

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L'évolution des frontières de la France

 

Development of French borders: for a short period of time (1809-1813) the Illyrian provinces were established with the capital Ljubljana - the nowadays capital of Slovenia.

 

Razvoj meja Francije: za kratek čas (1809-1813) so obstajale Ilirske province z glavnim mestom Ljubljano, današnjo prestolnico Slovenije.


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SISTORY - Andrej Gabršček: Goriški Slovenci

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SIstory has made available to the public two books about Slovenians in Gorica territory (west Slovenia). Short stories about national, cultural, political and economic issues in 19th century (1839-1900) and begining of 20th century (1901-1924) are provided.

 

Goriški Slovenci; Narodne, kulturne, politične in gospodarske črtice 1. knjiga od leta 1839 do 1900, 2. knjiga od leta 1901 do 1924; Ljubljana, 1934

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