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Slovenian Genealogy

A novel about a mobilized in the Italian army

On the occasion of the Slovenian cultural holiday, the Park of Military History and the Celje Mohorjeva družba invite you to the presentation of Jože Celin's book Number 66229, which will take place on Wednesday, 5 February 2020, at 18 pm in the Park of Military History. Dr. Jože Celin, better known in the local environment as the director of the regional unit of Zavarovalnica Triglav in Postojna, this time tested himself as a novelist. […]

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Three days buried on Sabotin

In the summer, between April and September 1916, stones on the Isonzo Front covered a cavern containing seven Austro-Hungarian soldiers. They were rescued after three days. According to oral tradition, this was on Sabotin. Petar Mamić, born in 1883 in the village of Lokvičići near Imotski in Croatia, was also among those buried. Mamić survived, but they […]

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The parish of Vipava had 60 churches and chapels

Vipava and its surroundings boast many castles, manors and camps owned by the then Vipava knights, barons and counts, such as the Atems, the Patriarchs of Aquileia, Thurn, Herberstein, Edling, Baumkirchner, Lanthieri, Premerstein, Prem and what else would be found. At the same time, we have in almost every major village, hill or valley […]

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The army long and hard

Vojsko is a village in the middle of a rather inaccessible pre-Alpine world between the Vipava Valley in the south and the valley of the river Idrijca in the north. Heavy traffic, rain, snow and winding roads pose a major problem for residents. At the same time, due to its remoteness, the landscape, for which it is only a matter of time before it will be declared a national park due to its natural beauty, has remained quite untouched. […]

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A Slovene who has flown a century

The life story of Jurij (George) Kraigher, born in 1891 in Hrašče near Postojna (died in 1984 in Litchfield, Connecticut, USA) is as interesting and varied as the 20th century was interesting and varied. He was a military pilot, a veteran of the First and Second World Wars, a U.S. Air Force colonel, a test pilot, an innovator, one of the directors of Pan American […]

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New Trees

A new issue of the magazine Drevesa, published by the Slovenian Genealogical Society, has been published. It contains articles on the Analysis of the Ethnic Composition of Slovenes of Slovene Origin, who participated in the association's project, on ordering genetic tests from the USA, on genealogical conferences around the world, book novelties in the field of genealogy in Slovenia and other interesting topics. The number is [[]

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House names of Vipava (4): Slate

In 1988, we found more than 90 houses in Skrilje, in which about 250 people lived. An accurate 1991 census counted 248 inhabitants in the village. It is interesting to note that the population has been growing steadily since then - today there are 320 Skriljans (Skerlans according to the locals). Here is a list of house names from 1988. Supplemented […]