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The valuables are safe

Ever since the restoration of the Diocese of Koper, there has been a great desire to organize an archive with valuable registers created in the parishes of the Littoral. At the end of 2015, a new diocesan archive opened its doors for the last time and in a few weeks it accepted almost all Primorska parish registers older than one hundred years. Thus valuable are the centuries-old manuscripts, [[]read more .

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Meeting your ancient ancestors from Vipava

For a long time I have wanted to see the oldest Vipava parish registers, which are now neatly stored and perfectly preserved in the Diocesan Archives in Koper. He who waits, waits, even if in his later years. And it happened to me, as the Slovenian proverb says, "better late than never." So a few days ago I found myself in Koper in Škofijsko [[]read more .

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90 years of Nada Kostanjevic: an exceptional life story

Nada Kostanjevic from Vipava celebrated her 90th birthday. On this beautiful jubilee, we visited her and chatted with her a bit. It was also visited by the director of Lavrič's library Artur Lipovž and librarian Zdenka Žigon, as a regular visitor Nada Kostanjevic is a living legend of Vipava librarianship. The editor of Vipava Voice, Nataša Nardin, also came. Nada Kostanjevic already […]read more .

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Repeated error in lexicons about dr. Anton Brecelj

The same error regarding the parents of the well-known doctor dr. Anton Brecelj. Žepovec and Šturc, Minister of Health in the first Slovenian national government (1918). Born in Žapuže in the parish of Šturje near Ajdovščina. The lexicons say that his parents were Franc Brecelj and Terezija Slejko. Primorska genealogist Oton Zagorc asked me [me]read more .

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American Skriljah discovered "new" relatives

One hot May afternoon last year, a white car with a Ljubljana registration arrived in Skrilje. Nothing special if it weren't for the young men sitting in it, who needed several days to make their way to Slate. They drove thousands of kilometers to Skrilj. American Ana Suda got out of the car and met a part of herself who […]read more .

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Jews in Ajdovščina

The settlement and activity of Jews in Ajdovščina was closely connected with the Jewish community in Gorizia, where their first written mentions date back to 1300. This time we highlight the 150 years of Jewish entrepreneurs and merchants from the Gorizia Jewish community who sought success in Ajdovščina. square in the middle of the Vipava Valley. In Ajdovščina, a settlement near the provincial […]read more .

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Sedmak, family name from Primorska (Slovenia)

Tretjak, Petak, Šestak, Sedmak, Osmak, and Devetak sounds like rhyming words from a poem, or like a child playing with words. In fact, they are Slovenian surnames, all of which are formed in the same way. Tretjak is Third, Šestak is Sixth, Sedmak is Seventh, Osmak is Eigth, Devetak is Nineth. The surname Sedmak has [[]read more .

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Slovenian genealogists have a new president, Hohkraut from Šempas

The Slovenian Genealogical Society (SRD), founded by Peter Hawlina together with genealogy enthusiasts in 1995, has become one of the world's most active genealogical societies. Now it has a new president living in the Vipava region, and the Slovenian Genealogical Society (SRD) has unanimously elected a new president, Matej Hohkraut (44) from Šempas. The great genealogist, the father of modern Slovenian genealogy Peter Hawlina (77) […]read more .

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How the American from "Rodik in Austria" found her relatives

An unusual meeting took place in Rodik. The American, the granddaughter of Rodičanka, who traveled to the USA a good century ago, came to look for possible unknown relatives. Since she had almost no information, she did not expect much. But she found relatives. American Lois Ryan (70) from Lemont near Chicago came to Slovenia with a travel agency, but also a hidden desire to […]read more .

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Genealogists, history detectives

The central Primorska news program Primorska kronika (RTVS) published an article on how pedigrees are created. Also about some interesting things - for example about a man who went to America and is supposed to die there soon. His family lived and died in that belief. Then we found the information that a man with the same […]read more .