The Slovenian DNA Pool project aims at collecting atDNA data and related genetic genealogy information with the help of citizen science for the purpose of discovery of DNA donors’ relatives and their geographic origin. A project group ‘Slovenian origin‘ is established on Family Tree DNA portal. Join!
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Lead genealogist: Vlasta Knapic | dpo.srd_at_rodoslovje.si
Wondering where Slovenia is? In Central Europe. Slovenia has been one of the EU Member States since 2004. In a period 1991 – 2004 it was an independent country.
While the geographical location has remained the same, country names and administrative ruling over Slovenians changed several times in the history:
- In a period 1945 – 1991 Slovenia was one of 6 republics in the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia.
- During the WWII, Nazi Germany and Hungary occupied northern Slovenia, while Fascist Italy occupied western and southern Slovenia.
- In a period 1929 – 1941 Slovenia was part of Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which entered the WWII.
- In a period 1918-1929, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was established.
- By the end of WWI in 1918, Slovenian lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.