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The city limit sign when entering Cunski from the southern resort town of Mali Losinj

Back in the summer of 2015, my wife Nicole and I decided to visit the Balkan region, particularly Croatia.  We were intrigued by the beauty of this country, but also wanted a chance to explore Cunski, the original home of the Faresich clan.


The  photographs that follow will show a little bit of our stay in Cunski, but more importantly, they  will show some of gravesites that we found in the small church cemetery in town.  I have included various photos of graves from the many number of Faresiches found there, as well as some with the name Carcich.  As I understand it, there were at least a few marriages between the two families.  


The town of Cunski is in the middle of the island of Losinj (pronounced low-sheen).  A little further south is a small vacation town called Mali Losinj.  The island of Losinj is accessible from the larger island of Cres, which in turn is accessible by ferry boats from the mainland.  I had no idea how remote this little village would be, but even now, it can be a bit of a challenge to coordinate a visit here.  

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We began just walking around town, taking some photos, and enjoying just being in this beautiful little village where my ancestors came from.  


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We actually started to get a little discouraged, after wandering around for while, that we wouldn't find any family connections.  Then, we found this amazing little restaurant.  The owner cooked us the most amazing seafood dinner, and gave us some hints about where to look.

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First, he mentioned that this house (below) used to be owned by someone from the Faresich family, though he couldn't remember anything more.  It seemed that there were no Faresiches around at this point, but he told us to go and look in the cemetery by the church. "Of course!" we thought, as we had forgotten that these old churches often served as the local cemetery as well.  

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The church was up in the corner of town, kind of off on its own.  It was just a short walk from where we had dinner.

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We couldn't go inside, but I was able to take a photo through the window

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Then, it was time to explore the cemetery!

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This was what we came here for!  I had hoped to find some clues to build an ancestry family tree, and this turned out to be a big help. 


Here are several more photos of gravesites for members of the Faresich and Carcich families

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Our visit was quite enlightening, and it was truly amazing to be in that place.  I still have a lot of unanswered questions about my family tree on my father's side, but our trip to Croatia at least helped to fill in a few blanks.  

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This wasn't our rental car, but it would have been amazing if it was