The purpose of this site it to promote my Slovenian Heritage and genealogy research. You will find the most information pertaining to the Slovenian Settlements in Willard Wisconsin and Waukegan Illinois because that is where my ancestors settled after coming to America.
But you will also find information which will be useful for anyone doing genealogy research.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW PAGE FOR PERSONAL FAMILY WEB PAGE LINKS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR PAGE ON THIS LINKS PAGE PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WILL BE GLAD TO PUT A LINK TO YOUR PERSONAL PAGE.
PLEASE SIGN MY GUEST BOOK
I have posted 4 of the speachs that were presented at the "Bridging Our Worlds" conference put on by the SLOVENIAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY of AMERICA and of SLOVENIA and in cooperation with the Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies Conference & Seminars. This seminar was held at the Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 8 through 14, 2001.
"Prvotno besedilo Zivljenja" (The Primary Wording of Life)" by Alenka Puhar.
is the most relentless and hearbreaking documentation about childhood in Slovenia in 19th century. She wrote about children (children lived without love, they were hungry, beaten, terrorized, they had to work, they had no rights,...farmhands-born to be farmhands), births (women died during and after the birth), mortality (a lot of children died in the first year of life), women (woman was a prime donne between livestock), superstitions, houses, food, bad hygiene, circumstances in the country,...
I can only say, that we are descendants of the most firmly clinging to life and tenacious children. (besides wars, plague, epidemics, starvations)
Try to find:
Louis Adamie: Laughing in the Jungle (New York, London, 19032)
Louis Adamie: Cradle of Life (New York, London, 1936)
Lloyd de Mause (editor): The History of Childhood (Souvenir Press, Long\don, 1976)
Lloyd de Mause (editor) The New Psychohistory (The Psychohistory Press, New York, 1975)
Lueka March 6, 2002
A history of American Steel & Wire in Waukegan where many of the Slovenian settlers worked:
The History of Vrhnika
IX. Slovenes (Slovenec; adjective slovenski, Slovenian)
Krain (or Carniola; Slov. Kranjsko)
Britannica Slovenian History
Slovenians in the USA
Clark County Genealogy-Greenwood/Willard Wisconsin
Clark County Genboard
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Cemetary Search