Protestants in the Goriška region

Protestantism oz. Lutheranism in the Goriška region today is practically just a concept from (church) history. The Protestant movement, which developed under the leadership of Martin Luther in Germany in the first half of the 16th century, spread rapidly throughout Europe. In the second half of the 16th century, Protestantism was also widespread in the Goriška region, and at the end of the century […]


Mortality in Europe before and after the crown

In the EU member states in March and April 2020 by a quarter more deaths than the average in the same months in 2016-2019 The number of deaths in the EU in the first half of 1 from 2020 to 10 weeks was significantly higher than the average in 17-2016 in the same weeks. The peak was reached in week 2019. In Slovenia […]


An outstanding museum donation

The Military History Park has unexpectedly received a donation of outstanding historical value in recent days - a leather pilot's cap of the Royal Air Force (RAF) type C from the period of the Second World War. It alone would represent an extraordinary museum find, and the professionally confirmed fact that it belonged to RAF guide Peter J. Clark makes a sensational discovery out of it. It is about […]

Slovenian Genealogy

On the origin of the surnames Naglič and Nagel

The surname Naglič originates from the German surname Nagel. Nagel means nail or wedge in Old German. He comes from the profession of a nail maker, a blacksmith who made by hand, forged wedges and nails. Nagel also means nail, but in the Middle Ages, when surnames were created, there were no professional pedicurists… There is another explanation, which is less probable: [[]


Miracle at Kobarid, Caporetto disaster

Today reminds us of the bloody events in the Posočje more than a century ago. When it seemed that the defenders on the Isonzo front were running out of human and material resources, on October 24, 1917, the Austro-Hungarian and German troops united in the new 14th Army broke through. This was made possible by fresh forces, as as much as […] arrived in the area.


The lamp went out due to excess oil (Michelstaedter)

The Gorizia philosopher Carl Michelstaedter, who achieved world fame in philosophy only after his untimely death, is portrayed in the novel The Second Sea. His death is described as a lamp that does not go out due to lack, but an excess of oil. Following in the footsteps of the novel The Short Novel The Second Sea by Claudio Magris is especially interesting for the Primorska reader, as it takes place in our places […]


The most famous philosopher of Gorizia Karl Michelstaedter

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the death of Carl (Karl) Michelstaedter, the most famous philosopher from Gorizia, who is considered by some to be one of the important European philosophers of the 20th century. Many are still confused by his sad fate. On the day he completed his dissertation "Persuasion and Rhetoric" (it. La persuasione e la retorica), in which he criticized modern bourgeois society, the young C. […]


Mariborske matice is online

October 20, 2020 is an important date for all historians and amateur researchers of genealogy or local history of northeastern Slovenia. From that day on, the collection of digitized registers of the Archdiocesan Archives of Maribor is available online. Three Slovenian dioceses out of six thus have digitized registers online: the Archdiocese of Maribor, the Diocese of Murska Sobota and the Diocese of Celje. This represents […]

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An evening about the origin of surnames in Sovodnje

Despite the epidemic that caused most of the presentations to be canceled, the book Surname, Their Origin and Significance aroused great public interest. The author Tin Mamić was invited by more than 15 media to present the book. Everything is largely published on the internet as well. People also like to borrow a book from libraries: at the moment we are writing this, […]


Death of a cemetery

50 years ago, the Stur cemetery was abolished. 55 years ago, the last Kovkovčanka was buried in the Stur cemetery. In 1953, Šturje lost the status of an independent place and was annexed to Ajdovščina. The two parishes in our town are still separated by the river Hubelj. Until 1965, the settlement of Kovk on the Trnovo plateau also belonged to the parish of Štur. Therefore, they wore [[]