Slovenian Genealogy

Slovenia has 1334 more inhabitants than last year, but 1900 citizens

On 1 April 2020, there were 2.097.195 inhabitants in Slovenia, or 1.300 more than last year. This was announced by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. The number of Slovenian citizens decreased in the first quarter of 2020, while the number of foreign citizens increased; their share rose to 7,6%. Fewer Slovenian citizens, more foreign citizens According to the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Was Hitler's wife Jewish? 

Eva Braun, the wife of Adolf Hitler, is said to have Jewish ancestors, according to British journalists who are preparing a documentary about it. Eva Braun lived on corn with Adolf Hitler for many years and married a Nazi dictator just before a joint suicide in April 1945 in a Berlin bunker. A British documentary has shown what the discovery of genetic […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Talk about the origin of surnames on Radio Koper

Valter Pregelj invited historian, journalist and editor Tin Mamić to the microphone of the RTVS studio in Nova Gorica. They talked about the origin of surnames, history and its exceptional significance for modern Slovenian society. Mamić says that only the search for the positive in one's own history is what will bring greater self-awareness to the nation. That is why he also dedicates himself to the history of individuals, everyone […]


Ivan Coronini Cronberg, Count of Šempeter

Today marks 140 years since Count Ivan the Baptist Coronini-Cronberg (Johann Baptist Alex Karl Ludwig Coronini von Cronberg), a retired Austrian general, military leader and imperial educator, died in his mansion in Šempeter pri Gorici. Otherwise, we have written about him on FB several times. Among other things, he became famous for being twelve years old […]

Slovenian Genealogy

In one day in Slovenia: 53 births, 56 deaths, 86

Last year, natural increase was negative and migration was positive; they amounted to -1.260 oz. 16.213 inhabitants. The total increase amounted to 14.953, which is 6,6% more than in 2018. This was announced by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Most births in summer In 2019, for the third year in a row, more people died than were born. Negative […]


The methodology of historical science is crucial

The weekly Reporter published an interview with history professor Tin Mamić, who is a forensic genealogy expert who makes family trees to order. He emphasized: “Knowledge of the methodology of historical science is essential for quality work. Without this, the findings are often superficial, flawed and erroneous. Many times I get data from amateur genealogists that I have to double check everything since I came across […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Repeated error in lexicons about dr. Anton Brecelj

The same mistake has been appearing in Slovene lexicons for years regarding the parents of the well-known doctor dr. Anton Brecelj. Žepovec and Šturc. 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 pointed out that my data do not match those from the lexicons […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Hribar and Gorup families 

Anton Gorup knight Slavinski, a great benefactor, patron and richest Slovene of the 19th century, is related to the family of the entrepreneur, businessman, nationalist and technological innovation enthusiast Dragotin Hribar. Family Chronicle This is what Angelika Hribar's book is about. The family chronicle of Dragotin Hribar and Evgenija Šuma is a good example of how to make your own family chronicle. A genealogist considering presenting his family [[]

Slovenian Genealogy

Slovenes in armies, also in Napoleon's 

Few Slovenian genealogists can boast of blue blood ancestors. We can already find a few more craftsmen, but these are also relatively rare. That is why the genealogist cheers them up. However, if he does not even find craftsmen and has only farmers among his ancestors, everything becomes quite monotonous. It is this monotony that can be shattered by data on soldiers. Uniform Pulls For […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Gorenjska census from 1754

The treasure, which calls for imitation, is a thick and beautifully designed book entitled The Gorenjska Family in the 18th Century. It is a transcript of the censuses of 24 parishes from 1754. The census was ordered by Empress Maria Theresa and carried out by the parish priests. The data in it are relatively accurate. All family members are listed by name and age. Each [[]