1. Family history

Not many individuals are familiar with their family history. Even less of them are aware of the fact that family lines can be traced back several centuries. Many a discovery has brought joy and pride to families. If you are interested in discovering your family’s history, allow us at Gens Historia, company for genealogical and historical research, to dust down your family history.

Gens Historia stands for effective, reliable and competitive services in the field of genealogy in Slovenia. Our researchers dedicate themselves to research of documents on any day of the week and the methodology applied is adjusted to specific genealogical needs.

A typical survey includes:

  • a mutual agreement on the extent of genealogical research,
  • a survey in the archives,
  • an analysis of findings,
  • a final report.

Thorough genealogical research is conducted based on the availability of the sources, among others:

  • register of births and baptisms/christenings,
  • register of deaths,
  • registers of marriages,
  • Status Animarum,
  • census surveys,
  • cadastres,
  • land registers,
  • probate documents,
  • land, historical and diocesan archives, as well as the National Archive of Republic of Slovenia,
  • libraries,
  • museums.

We at Gens Historia will make an effort to present the whole picture of your family history. However, we cannot guarantee that the final result will be a complete recount of your family’s history. Some historical sources may not exist, may have incomplete data, may have been destroyed, damaged or lost. Gens Historia will keep you posted on a daily basis about the results and progress of the research. You will have full insight into the course and the price of the survey.

The final result of any genealogical survey will have the form of a written report which will include:

  • genealogy of your family,
  • a computerized family tree,
  • copies of original documents (if accessible); birth, baptism/christening and death certificates, entries in Status Animarum, census surveys and probate documents, etc.,
  • additional data discovered in the course of research,
  • scientific apparatus i.e. a list of consulted sources.

Each client is initially offered a so-called Mini package which includes 4 hours of archival work, an hour of office work and a primary report. Within the framework of the Mini package a researcher surveys fundamental sources based on your family data and informs you about the possibilities of further research.

Additional services to the family history

A family monograph

Since we are aware of the fact that the majority of customers wishes to share their genealogical past with their relatives, we can expand our final report and turn it into a printed-edition family monograph. Our team of experts will enrich the survey with geographical, ethnographical, anthropological and sociological data and fit it out graphically. We will have it printed for you and take care of its distribution to your relatives.

An artistic presentation of the family tree

In order for the family tree to acquire an extravagant artistic appearance, which can be a proud decorative addition to your home, we offer you an artistic presentation of your family tree done by an academically educated painter. We have prepared a variety of versions in different price ranges to choose from, however, you can also opt for a unique painting.

2. History of societies or businesses

The number of societies or companies which would like to present their work to broader public is increasing. More and more of them have decided to research their history that summarises their rises and declines throughout various time frames of the last century. This sort of survey is a demanding task and researches who conduct them are scarce. Much data is not easily accessible since it is often not kept in public institutions, they can be found with individuals. Schedule co-ordination of such surveys and their methodological approach are often challenging.

Gens Historia stands for effective, reliable and competitive services in the field of genealogy in Slovenia. Our researchers dedicate themselves to research of documents on any day of the week and the methodology applied is adjusted to specific genealogical needs.

A typical survey includes:

  • a mutual agreement on the extent of societies or businesses history research,
  • a survey in the archives,
  • an analysis of findings,
  • a final report.

We at Gens Historia will make an effort to present the whole picture of your society or business history. However, we cannot guarantee that the final result will be a complete recount of your society or business history. Some historical sources may not exist, may have incomplete data, may have been destroyed, damaged or lost. Gens Historia will keep you posted on a daily basis about the results and progress of the research. You will have full insight into the course and the price of the survey.

The final result of any survey will have the form of a written report which will include:

  • the history of society or company from its foundation until present,
  • copies of original documents (if accessible) – founding documents, printed matters, contracts, etc.,
  • additional data obtained in the course of survey,
  • scientific apparatus i.e. a list of consulted sources.

Each client is initially offered a so-called Mini package which includes 3 hours of archival work, an hour of office work and a primary report. Within the framework of the Mini package a researcher surveys fundamental sources based on your family data and informs you about the possibilities of further research.

3. Town history

There are many municipalities, towns and villages in Slovenia which have not had their history written yet or their respective histories simply lack accuracy. At Gens Historia we engage deeply in thorough research and our methodological approach to the available sources can help municipalities, towns or villages to favour their touristic offer and development and a written account of a town’s history can fill local population with pride. Gens Historia guarantees an efficient, reliable and competitive service in the field of town history in Slovenia. Our researchers dedicate themselves to research of documents on any day of the week and the methodology applied is adjusted to specific needs.

A typical survey includes:

  • a mutual agreement on the extent of towns history research,
  • a survey in the archives,
  • an analysis of findings,
  • a final report.

We at Gens Historia will make an effort to present the whole picture of your towns history. However, we cannot guarantee that the final result will be a complete recount of towns history. Some historical sources may not exist, may have incomplete data, may have been destroyed, damaged or lost. Gens Historia will keep you posted on a daily basis about the results and progress of the research. You will have full insight into the course and the price of the survey.

The final result of each survey will have the form of a written report which will include:

  • history of municipality, town or village from its first mentioning until present,
  • copies of original documents (if accessible) – rights, cadastre, land registers, pictures, etc.,
  • additional data which will be obtained in the course of research,
  • scientific apparatus i.e. a list of consulted sources.

Each client is initially offered a so-called Mini package which includes 3 hours of archival work, an hour of office work and a primary report. Within the framework of the Mini package a researcher surveys fundamental sources based on your family data and informs you about the possibilities of further research.

4. People and document search

Search of heirs and verifying identity

Lawyers may obtain our experts’ services when searching for heirs or verifying their identities.

Should the deceased have direct living descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren), they rank ahead any other heirs. If there are no direct living descendants the search is extended a generation back.

  • One generation: the research comprises the deceased’s parents, siblings and their descendants (nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, etc.). If this research does not find any living relatives, it moves a generation back.
  • Two generations: the research comprises the deceased’s grandparents and their descendants (the deceased’s aunts and uncles, cousins, etc.) We investigate both sets of grandparents, maternal and paternal. If there are no living heirs to be found in this generation, the research moves yet another generation back.
  • Three generations: this research comprises the deceased’s great grand parents and their descendants. Research of the third generation is extremely rare since most surveys end with the second generation. However, Gens Historia perseveres in surveys of this kind until the closest living heir is found.

Document search

If you need a specific document or set of documents and you cannot go to the archive or library yourself, one of our experts can do it for you. We can provide official copies or notarizations for documents such as birth, baptism/christening, marriage, divorce and death certificates. Our experts are at your disposal even for substantial amounts of documents in cases of research for graduate, master’s and doctoral theses as well as other expert researches. Documents can be translated into various languages.

5. Transcription of gothic cursive and translation of documents

Austrian chronicleBefore the fall of the Habsburg monarchy the state and church documents in Slovenian territory were mostly written in German, mainly in Gothic cursive writing. Printed Gothic script is not challenging to read, whereas Gothic cursive is a bit more complicated due to several letters looking similar to each other, as well as the penmanship of each writer itself. Because of the writing amateur genealogist many times can not manage further research of their family past. This is why at Gens Historia we now offer the transcript of documents from Gothic Cursive to Latin script. If there is also a problem of understanding German language, we also now offer a translation and explanation of the origin of each document.

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