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Introduction

In order to get genealogical information from Slovenia, it is necessary to know what town/parish your ancestor came from, as there is no electronic search available. If you do not have this information, it is impossible to proceed at this moment. 

To determine where to write and if your ancestor was Catholic, go here and search for "your" parish. If it says Ljubljana or Novo Mesto under "škofija" (diocese), write here. If it says Maribor, Celje or Murska Sobota, write here. If it says Koper, you must write to the parish in question, the address is provided on the website.

The Ljubljana archives will charge you 7€ per record, they send the invoice with the records. Their research fee is 15€. Maribor charges 7€ per record also, an hour of research costs 25€. The prices vary for individual parishes, some of them won't charge anything, others won't even reply and everything in between.

Following are two sample letters to guide you in writing genealogical inquiries. Type or clearly print your letter using these sample letters as a guide.

Use Sample letter A as a guide to writing a letter, requesting your ancestors' records. Include two International Reply Coupons in your letter to cover their postage costs in answering you. You can obtain International Reply Coupons at your post office. Don't forget to add your own address!

Please note the following when writing your letters:

Dates

Write dates in day-month-year order. For example: 12. januarja 1844 / okrog [about] 1844. The names of months are not capitalized. The months in the possessive form used in writing dates are:

januarja, februarja, marca, aprila, maja, junija, julija, avgusta, septembra, oktobra, novembra, decembra.

Sample Letter A

(your address)
(address of archive or parish)

Spoštovani!

Iščem podatke o mojem predniku, ki se je rodil v Sloveniji.

Ime in priimek:
Datum rojstva:
Kraj rojstva/župnija:

Iščem informacije o njegovem/njenem datumu rojstva in poroke. Iščem tudi informacije o njegovih/njenih starših.

S spoštovanjem,

Translation of Sample Letter A

(your address)
(address of archive or parish)

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am looking for information about my ancestor that was born in Slovenia.

Name:
Date of birth:
Place of birth/parish:

I would like information about his/her dates of birth and marriage. I would also like information about his/her parents.

Respectfully yours,




If your ancestor was NOT Catholic, you should write to the Archives of Slovenia, following Sample letter B. Don't forget to include his/her religious affiliation. It is possible that the record is unavailable, and they might be willing to point you in the right direction.

Include two International Reply Coupons in your letter to cover their postage costs in answering you. You can obtain International Reply Coupons at your post office. Don't forget to add your own address!

Religions

Orthodox

Protestant

Jewish

Moslem

pravoslavna

protestantska

židovska

muslimanska


Sample Letter B

(your address)

Arhiv Republike Slovenije
p.p. 21
1127 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA

Spoštovani!

Iščem podatke o mojem predniku, ki se je rodil v Sloveniji.

Ime in priimek:
Datum rojstva:
Kraj rojstva:
Veroizpoved:

Iščem informacije o njegovem/njenem datumu rojstva in poroke. Iščem tudi informacije o njegovih/njenih starših. Če teh informacij ni pri vas, ali me lahko prosim usmerite naprej?

S spoštovanjem,

Translation of Sample Letter B

(your address)

Arhiv Republike Slovenije
p.p. 21
1127 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am looking for information about my ancestor that was born in Slovenia.

Name:
Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Religion:

I would like information about his/her dates of birth and marriage. I would also like information about his/her parents. If this information is not available in your institution, could you please point me in the right direction?

Respectfully yours,


 

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