events have made us all more aware that we have only this day, this present
moment! We will review our past with regard to the special people
who are part of our lives, woven into our being and who have helped us become
the people we are today. We will document the priceless information we have
heard from our parents and grandparents, before it is lost in time.
If you are visiting our web
site and searching for your family, we hope this site will be helpful to you.
Perhaps you will link to one of the Surnames we are researching. Perhaps
you have some questions or additional information for us. We would love
to hear from you!
Starasinic, Starsinic, Potocnik, Kukar, Filak, Jurejevcic,
Music, Pezdirec, Zerance, Bosnjak, Markus, Manyin, Nenadov, Cekrdzin, Stajic,
- Surnames we are researching:
Bookmark this site for
ease of return from the links below!
Ellis Island Data Base
This Ellis Island Data Base, by Stephen P. Morse, will be helpful
if you have hard to find immigrant ancestors in the Ellis Island Web Site.
If you think a name has been misspelled or a manifest is missing, you will
want to use this valuable link.
US History.Org (Philadelphia History)
The National Genealogical
(National Society for Generations Past, Present and Future)
by Steven W. Sowards
(Federation of East European Family History Societies.)
Genealogy and Heraldry in Slovenia
Factbook - CIA
"What Shakespeare is to the Engish, Racine to the French, Dante
the Italians, Goethe to the Germans, Pushkin to the Russians and
Mickiewicz to the Poles, Preseren is to the Slovenes."
Slovenia's Independence Day - June 25 (1991)
Serbian Unity Congress
of Serbia & Montenegro*
Archives and Culture
Serb World Magazine
Nis, Yugoslavia -
Projekat Rastko: Biblioteka
The Best Map of Torontal Co Hungary in the1800's
|I assume this map was made sometime between 1814 and
1838 as the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel in Bocar (1814) is shown.
I do not see the Catholic Church of St. Catharina. (1838)
The owner of this map, Dr. Dusan J. Popovic',
has marked it 1800. Perhaps an earlier Serbian Church existed where the 1814
Church is now standing.
- (Diocletian's Place)
- Beregsau Mic, Romania
UNESCO - This is my favorite
"good cause" link!
This organization contributes to peace among the nations with their
many wonderful programs. Future generations will be able to enjoy
what we cherish so much today because of this valuable organization!
When you visit their web site you will be able to see a list and description
of all their programs and projects. (The reconstruction of the Mostar Bridge
is just one of their many projects.)
My daughter, Carolyn Starsinic, and I visited Serbia and Istanbul in July
of 2004. The trip far exceeded our expectations! We visited
Belgrade, Sremski Karlovci, Kikinda, Bocar and Padej, while in Serbia! To
be greeted by our loving family of Bocar was the highlight of our trip!
We will be happy to share information regarding the airlines, hotels
and transportation we used while in Serbia. Please feel free to send
your questions to my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Markus Family Members in Bocar! July, 2004
Back row - left to right: Nebojsa Meckic,
Zoran Meckic, Kosta Markus, Radinka Markus Meckic, Judy H. Starsinic, Ivanka
Markus Meckic, Carolyn J. Starsinic, Sava Meckic and Zorica Meckic Malenica
Front row - left to right: Dusan Markus,
Marija Markus and Novka Meckic
Photographers: Ivice Malenice, Mile Meckic
and Vlada Ilic
Top of Page
Michael Starasinic and Johanna Potocnik
1891 - Cornwall, Pa. - Lebanon Co.
Angelina Markus and Milorad Nenadov
Helen (Lenka) and Eva (Ivanka)
1911 - Philadelphia, Pa.
universities and organizations have given their time by providing data, perspective
and support for this web site. I am indebted to all of you for the
research material, the advice and your expertise!
The Starsinic, Zerance,
Manyin and Krisan families have contributed the family information for this
web site. This is our "living" documentation as they remember hearing
it from their parents and grandparents.
Janez Majzelj has contributed
much of his time to help us with our Slovenian Genealogy. He has contributed
photos, maps and source material while answering endless questions
regarding our families in Bela Krajina.
The Markus/Meckic family
of Bocar and the Nenadov family of Padej have contributed the Serbian family
BOCAR 1211-1998 - contributed by
Dr. Milorad Drobac
HRONIKA PADEJA by Secerov
- gift from Bogdan and Zorica Nenadov
connections to our families in Bocar and Padej have been made possible by
the outstanding support and help of our friend, Slobodan Nemcev, of Kikinda.
visited with Slobodan Nemcev while we were in Kikinda and it was so nice
to meet him after five years of communicating by internet! ..04'
were fortunate to meet Vlada Ilic of Bocar and a student at the Univ. of Novi
Sad! He has been untiring in his efforts to help us unite with our
Markus family of Bocar! Vlada was our friend and translator when we
visited the Markus family in 2004.
Rememberingthose lost in the terrible events of September 11, 2001
This journey began with Frank and although he is
no longer with us, his spirit and passion can be found in every word
and on every page. Always, the inspiration!
The best news of 2005
was the wedding of Lisa Starsinic and Brian Gilmore which took place on Auguest
22 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey! Congratulations to a beautiful coulple!
- Contributed by Bill Starsinic
Congratulations to Vlada Ilic! Vlada received his diploma from the Univ. of Novi Sad and is now
a Graduate Engineer in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
All technical support and tutorial issues are provided by
StevenPassmore of San Francisco.
Technical issues: Judith Hazlett
© Copyright 2002 -2006 Judy