How to start?

If your ancestors records have been “copied-filmed” and are now available in micro-films or digitized then you are lucky and your work will be quite easy. However, if your ancestors records are not available at “any forms” then there is a lot of work a head of you (watch video at bottom of the page).

Questions that have to be answered before you go on an expensive trip!

EXPENSES

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  • How long will I stay?
  • Will I be able to visit all the places of my ancestors?
  • What is the weather forecast?
  • Health Insurance!
  • What if I get sick or have an accident?
  • Will my health insurance cover medical expenses?
  • How much money do I need?
  • Air Ticket, Train, Bus, Taxi, Hotel, Food

 

WHERE IS SLOVENIA?

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  • Slovenia? Where is it?
  • Before under Austria or Italy, and now?
  • Region, City, Village or …?
  • How can I contact my “living” relatives?
  • Do I need a translator?
  • Can I communicate with them in English or …?

 

AIRPLANE DISTANCE BETWEEN CITIES

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  • SLC – New York             3170 km = 1970 mi
  • LA – New York                3940 km = 2448 mi
  • Atlanta – Frankfurt         7410 km = 4604 mi
  • New York – Paris            5843 km = 3631 mi
  • New York – Frankfurt      6209 km = 3858 mi
  • New York – Vienna          6804 km = 4228 mi
  • New York – Venice          6689 km = 4156 mi
  • Frankfurt – Ljubljana        626 km =    389 mi

 

WHERE TO GO?

Now you’ve finally arrived at your destination, in Slovenia. The land of your beloved ancestors, your grandparents. This is where everything starts. And now you need to accomplish your trip.

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Tabla smerokaz velikaIn most cases you have 6-10 days to visit archive, cities, villages, parishes, and cemeteries. You will have to decide whether you want to visit archive, parish or relatives that you have never seen before?  There are many unanswered questions before you arrive in Slovenia. And even now plans will change from one day to another. In most cases, after careful consideration people would rather hire someone to do genealogy for them and you then came on nice vacation to Slovenia just as triumphal visitor.

Questions that have to be answered before you make a trip!

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  • Which city?
  • Which village?
  • Which parish?
  • Where do they keep books?
    • At the archive or ?
    • At the parish?
    • How do I get there?
    • By taxi?
    • By bus?
    • By rent a car?
    • By train?
    • On foot?

     

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  • Where and whom do I need to call to set up an appointment for “reading” old books?
  • What do I need to do to get books I want?
  • Do I need to call and “order” books before I get  to archive or just show up?
  • Are the old books available, will I be able to see old books?
  • And the most important question “Will I be able to read old books”?

 

 

Why We Are Doing Genealogy!

At some time in our lives we’ll ask ourselves three questions? Genealogy helps us find answers.

  • Where did we come from?
  • Why we are here (on Earth)?
  • Where we are going after we die (is this the end)?
Finding our ancestors helps us and our families become more connect to those on whose shoulders we stand. Only through deep work and profound genealogy research we will not just “look” the pictures of our ancestors but for the first time we will “see and feel our ancestors”. Today we try to find a way how to live on the Moon or Mars. Why we are so interested in finding “someone” or something on Moon while we have here on Earth so many our relatives that are waiting that we will discover them, here on Earth. If we do not respect our self then we can not respect our ancestors. If we say that, we love our grandparents, then, again, looking their pictures is not enough. They have names and last-names. They might be born in some distance city or country. They might have hard or easy life. And YOU will never know who your ancestors were until you do your “life homework – your genealogy”.

Ivan and Rosana Majc