The Family Tree Project

$3,200 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 31 months
Over 20 years ago, I started my family tree simply as an elementary school project. Who knew that after all this time there would be over 20,000 people in this family tree?!?

The work has become a passion for me and has definitely been worthwhile. With the unbelievable scale of our work, it's really become nothing less than a full time job. We do this work for free because we believe that it should not cost anyone anything to know about your origins and your roots. We do this work to share with others because we are able to.

We have many success stories of being able to help people across the United States, Canada and Europe find their roots and help them understand who they are and where the come from. We do not want this to stop!

Ideally this will be a full time passion and one that's uninterupted by anything else.

This work can consume a lifetime and the plan is exactly that.

Your contribution is really helping fund a research grant.  It will help fund our work but in return, we will happily offer advice on how to do this work yourself if it interests you. This can feel like a thankless job at times but at the end of the day, the result of all that hard work is definitely worthwhile.

Knowing where you come from is more than being able to tell people about your nationality or where your ancestors were born. It is about feeling like you are a part of something bigger than yourself and for many people, including myself, it can be uplifting and life changing in some ways.

If the funding goal is reached, the work will continue full uninterrupted. With anything over the goal, we can get others to help in our venture and accomplish more.
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We have started into our series on the Vukovci region of the Vinica Parish. This also includes the subdivisions of Otok and Kovačji Grad.

We continue to explore the history of this region of Slovenija, one village at a time.

Please help support our work by contributing to our fundraising effort.
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Tomorrow we start our series on the settlement of Drežnik within the parish of Vinica.

We started our work many years ago with hope that we can discover our own roots. Somewhere along this journey, our interest had exploded and now we are in the midst of discovering the history of a people and not just a single family.

Our goal is to show everyone that we are indeed connected in some way. As part of this, we are working on launching an online collaboration tool which will allow everyone to contribute to work but also more closely examine the work we have done.

Our History page is just a brief overview of each of the families in each village and this online collaboration tool will allow everyone better access to our work while helping our "tree" to grow for future generations to enjoy.

Please consider contributing to our work so we can make this a reality.
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We are well into the Sinji Vrh parish having already completed the village of Draga.
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We have exceeded 22,000 people and we keep on growing. This truly is The Tree That Grows!
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$3,200 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 31 months
Created January 15, 2016
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