Prosveta Index

The Prosveta (the Enlightenment) is a newspaper published by the Slovenian fraternal organization, Slovenian National Benefit Society - Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota - the SNPJ. Slovenians who become members of the Society receive the publication. This Index is a listing of every surname found in every edition of this newspaper from 1916 to 2008--over one million entries. Before using this index, you may want to click on Prosveta Preface to learn more about the contents of the index. Thanks go to Pat Pate for compiling this index.

Directions for Using the Index:
Click on the letter of the alphabet that represents the surname you are researching. When you find the surname, record the reference noted, i.e., Dolinar, John 2/19/36, p3 c4. If the reference is for any year between 1916-1948, you can access the edition yourself by clicking on this link, Directions for Accessing Prosveta Newspapers 1916-1948, and following the directions. This link gives you access to Slovenia's NATIONAL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY (the NUK) that has digitized the Prosveta for these years. For all other years, email or send your references to the SGSI Macek Research Center at The MRC has DVDs of these years and will retrieve the information for you. If you have any difficulties, please let us know. Good Luck!!!