The intent of the 2020 “Genealogy Journey” to our homeland is to make a connection with your Slovenian heritage. You will first learn about the unique culture, history, and geography of the Prekmurje and Stajerska regions of Slovenia. Next, we will travel to Ljubljana where you will research your family’s history, either at the Ljubljana, Koper, or Maribor archives. We will be staying at Grand Union Hotel which is just one block from the main square. Our Tour Director will be available to discuss the cost of local transportation, car rental, or private driver/translator services. Volunteer staff from SGSI’s Macek Research Center will contact you prior to your departure to Europe and will assist you in preparing for your research. Please join us on this unforgettable journey of touring, researching, and finding your Slovenian roots.
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  • “The SGSI staff and library resources provided the information I needed to find and happily reunite with my Slovenian family 100 years after my grandmother emigrated. Without their help what could have taken me months or even years, took only a few weeks.”
    Tom Mohoric
  • "My family and I had our first journey to Slovenia through the efforts of SGSI and the 2013 conference and tour. We fell in love with the beauty of the country, found our family village, and met several cousins. A wonderful cousin that we met was able to help me trace our family tree back to the early 1700's, something I could not have done from the US."
    Mary Jeselnik Arnold
  • "When I finally became intrigued with my Slovenian roots, I had few living relatives remaining that I could turn to and ask questions. I discovered SGSI online by accident and became convinced that I needed to join. The Forum Posting, the Linden Tree Newsletter, and all the Genealogy Resources available online became invaluable connectors to my heritage."
    David Sodac

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