Research your Slovenian ancestry through the largest U.S. repository of Slovenian family histories and other genealogy resources dedicated to Slovenian genealogy. Searches can be done online and at the SGSI Macek Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Volunteer staff members are there to assist you in starting your research, helping to identify your family's ancestral home in Slovenia and obtaining copies of records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates.  

The Research Center was established in 2009, finding its first "home" within the Slovenian Museum and Archives which opened at the same time. In 2012, the Macek Research Center moved to its current location at 6415 St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio

The lists below are a sample of the Research Center's holdings

  • Surname indices from Slovenian newspapers, societies, churches, koledars, books and other publications found in the U.S., Canada, Slovenia, and Australia
  • Family histories
  • Pedigree charts
  • Books from selected areas of Slovenia listing surnames, house names, addresses
  • Slovenian telephone books
  • Photographs
  • Obituaries and prayer cards
  • Topographical maps from the 1700s
  • Historical / current atlases
  • Numerous language dictionaries
  • Oral histories
  • Small holdings for the Gottscheer settlement
  • Books dealing with Slovenia's history--World War I, World War II
  • 3 x 5 card index file for Forest City, PA
  • 3 x 5 card index file of Slovenians collected since the Society first began

The websites below are useful for all types of genealogy research. There is an additional list of sites available to SGSI members that are especially useful for exploring Slovenian genealogy topics.

BYU Family History Library 

BYU Family History Basic Tutorial

BYU Family History Library Webinars

BYU YouTube Videos

Cyndi’s List

Ellis Island Genealogy


Family Tree Magazine – Best Genealogy Websites 2020


Google Translate


Wikipedia Slovenia


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