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Slovenian Genealogy

The book was published: Surnames, their origin and meaning

People carry surnames all their lives, the meaning of which we often do not even know. The surname itself can tell us a lot about our distant ancestor, whose name we do not yet know. The oldest surnames in the world originated in the Venetian Republic, followed by some Slovenes in Trieste and Istria. Slovenians have surnames, […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Surname Fire, its origin and meaning

The surname Fire originated from a word meaning great fire. Although the fire is uncontrolled, in this sense of the word it is controlled. Pavle Merku says that it is "an appeal for a novelty obtained by fire". In common parlance, this means a deforested part of a forest created by arson. Arson is considered an ancient and primitive way [[]

Slovenian Genealogy

Genealogists are detectives of history

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 […]

Slovenian Genealogy

The archives remain closed

The looser rules on anti-crown measures came into force yesterday. Bookstores, libraries and museums are opening. Even bars. Limited, with strict safeguards. According to unofficial information, the Slovenian archives are waiting for the opening of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia. It is still being discussed and is awaiting a decision from the Ministry of Culture. There is no change regarding Slovenian archives. […]

Slovenian Genealogy

The photo tells: a chapel under Zemon

Slovenia is very rich in various signs, churches, chapels, crosses, which can be seen in our valleys, mountains, rivers, forests, field paths, crossroads and elsewhere. They are made of stone, iron, wood, painted on the facades of houses, wine cellars, built into niches, windows or entrances to buildings. All these signs have stories behind them, sad and […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Surnames of Slovenes (4)

As I said, surnames are no longer formed. But there are exceptions. For several years now, what I have learned is that in Slovenia, anyone who wants to can change their surname for anyone. Just last name, no first name. The formal process is easy, fast and inexpensive. Thus, today it is not known for any citizen of Slovenia who is after […]