Beginning The Genealogy Journey

By Kimberly Gonzalez
SNPJ Associate Editor


Here at the SNPJ Home Office, we frequently receive phone calls and e-mails from people who are interested in learning about their family history. Member families reach out to us as they prepare to travel to Slovenia, hoping to obtain as much information as possible about their immigrant relatives before they visit their homeland. Some non-member families of Slovenian descent contact us in hopes that, somewhere down the line, a family member was associated with one of our Lodges. Unfortunately, however, we aren’t always able to help. Sometimes the information we provide is no more than the basic details already collected by the family, and other times, there just isn’t any SNPJ history at all to offer.

Whether you’re of Slovenian descent or not, getting started on your genealogy journey is often the hardest part. But there are a few simple (yet very important) steps that you may have overlooked. Here are some tips from FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world.
 


 

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