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Genealogy2002

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Genealogy2000

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.

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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

the old Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard Wisconsin

Mary Agnes Gosar

Acknowledgments

I want to thank Lueka Bogataj for the history she wrote of the Middle Ages in Europe and Slovenia and the photos, postcards and history of Borovnica. With her permission I have added them to this site.

Thank you to the Slovenian Genealogy Society International for allowing me to post the Willard History to my site.

Please help this organization by becoming a member. They are doing much to preserve and promote our Slovenian Heritage.

Slovenian Genealogical Society International

WILLARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY FORMED:

On Feb. 6, 2001, a group of citizens interested in the history of the Willard area met to form the WILLARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY (WHS), approved bylaws and elected a Board of Directors.  Further information and an application form is on a separate page of this site entitled "Willard Historical Society Application". Print page 2 of the page if you just want the application form.

Join the S.W.U.A.!  Help us to preserve and promote the legacy of our heritage.  Member benefits include:  1) The bi-monthly publication "Zarja-The Dawn", 2) Local branches and events across the country, S.W.U. Heritage Museum in Joliet, IL with exhibits, library and merchandise, 3) Scholarship opportunities for high school seniors and adult continuing education students of any age, 4) Best of all, the opportunity to connect and network with other Slovenian-Americans!

The new library is always looking for Slovenian culture, biographies, photos, etc, family histories. 

Any readers of this site can have genealogy queries published in Zarja.  

Contact:   Mary Turvey
                 52 Oakridge Drive
                Marquette, Michigan 49855
                906 249 4288
 
                e-mail: MTURVEY@aol.com

SLOVENIAN WOMEN'S UNION

Anton Demsar Family in front of the Church at Sinji Gorici

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