Slovenian Genealogy

Porton, column, fighter

In the architectural heritage of the garden stone walls in Šturje and Ajdovščina (today united in one town) we find interesting entrances. Access to the surrounding gardens was varied. You only reached some of them through the entrance to the outside of the house. You first entered through the PORTON - it was a large arched entrance closed by a massive wooden door. Through the porton [[]

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About the origin of the names Augustine, Gusti, August, Tino

At the end of August, more precisely on August 28, St. Augustine is celebrated. Officially, Aurelius Augustine. The day before, his mother, who is also a saint, Monika, has a god. Because of her prayer, her debauched son was converted and became one of the world’s greatest philosophers and theologians. The Divine Name Augustine is a derivative of the name Augustus, who became famous with the Emperor Augustus. […]


Tone King, 120 years of birth

Tone Kralj (120-1900), a sculptor, painter and graphic artist, was born 1975 years ago in Zagorica near Dobrepolje. He is also the younger brother of the painter and sculptor France Kralj. The round anniversary was on Sunday, August 23rd. He studied sculpture in Prague, Vienna, Paris and Venice. He developed his style of realism, his figures are robust, he painted […]

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The book Surname is about honey

The book Surname, Its Origin and Significance, published in May, is selling very well despite the Crown epidemic and the summer. Its author Tino Mamić responded to several invitations from various media houses in Slovenia and Italy, and there were only two live presentations, Večer pod Čavnom in Ajdovščina and Srečanje pod lipami in Gorizia. […]

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Not to be forgotten: 190th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Franz Joseph

On this day 190 years ago (1830), the Austrian Archduke Franz Joseph, later Emperor Franz Joseph I of Habsburg-Lorraine, was born at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace. From his earliest childhood, the young Franc Jožef was subjected to a strict upbringing in the traditional spirit, military drill and entrusted with the care of selected nobles. Among them, a key role was played by his longtime […]

Slovenian Genealogy

A small history of Slovenia

A new book has been published with a summary of Slovenian history written by dr. Staneta Grande. Goriška Mohorjeva published an Italian translation of the Small History of Slovenia. "Slovenian historians have invested an awful lot of effort in researching Austrian and Yugoslav history in the past. It seems to many that for the history of Slovenia, for the view of the traversed path of the nation, which the crown […]

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Idrija flag with lace in the middle of London

In Idrija, they represent their town with a mine, which is on the prestigious UNESCO heritage list, with their flags. The editorial board of the portal ordered one flag and photographed it in the center of London. The portal's editor, fashion designer Marjan Krnjić, who is originally from Maribor and lives and works in London, praised the shape of the flag: “So […]

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World Youth Day

In 2018, every second 29-year-old still lived in his primary family, in 1991 only 20% were like that. In 2018, most young people performed service professions or worked as salesmen. At the age of 29, 81% of the generation was employed. Employees 29-year-olds with tertiary education had a 28% higher […]

Slovenian Genealogy

Surnames are proof of Slovenian Trieste (Tino Mamić with Jurij Paljek)

The Lojze Bratuž Cultural Center, the Anton Gregorčič Circle for Socio-Political Issues and the Goriška Mohorjeva družba organized a Meeting under the Linden Trees on the topic of Slovene surnames and genealogy. The guest was history professor Tino Mamić, author of the new book Surname, their origin and meaning. The evening was hosted by the poet and writer Jurij Paljk, who, as the editor of Novi Glas, took the initiative […]


Life as from a tense novel: Franc Žele (1896-1971)

On the evening of June 9, 1918, the Austro-Hungarian battleship Szent Istvan sailed from the port of Pula. During the voyage, at 331, she was hit in full by torpedoes fired from an Italian torpedo boat. After the explosions, water began to seep into the ship, so it tilted first, and at 602 it sank along with 89 crew members. Shipwreck [[]