Saturday, June 26, 200400:39:56 CET
Eastern Europe Intermediate Research Class

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brought to you by MyFamily.com. This is an online course lead by Lisa Alzo, available for $36.95. Scheduled to start on Sept 14, 2004.

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Saturday, June 26, 200400:34:51 CET
Hungary's Huba Campbell claiming heir in Scotland

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and he appears to have a stronger claim... according to Scotland on Sunday.

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Saturday, June 26, 200400:22:33 CET
Hungarian old local newspaper to be digitized?

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Weird, an advertisement was found on Hungary's web auction site, Vatera. This person was looking people who would be interested in getting a digitized version of a local newspaper from Hungary, the Zsolna és Vidéke (1897-1899). It would be full-text searchable. (Zsolna is now Zilina in the Slovak Republic.)

filed under: Foo

Saturday, June 26, 200400:16:34 CET
Ancestry.com reaching out for Europe?

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A job post in Brigham Young University Center for Family History and Genealogy's newsletter suggests that Ancestry.com is planning to grow their European collections. The title of the job is: Content Acquisition Researcher (European). They were looking for someone with experience in European and/or UK & Irish records.

filed under: Genealogy industry

Saturday, June 26, 200400:09:11 CET
Last Hungarian soldier of WW1 dies

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At age of 108 last Hungarian soldier who fought in WW1 died in April 2004. Similar to the funeral of András Toma, György László's funeral was sponsored by Hungary's Ministry of Defense.

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Saturday, June 26, 200400:00:22 CET
Free online collection of old newspapers from Austria

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The Austrian National Library is hard at work. They are putting old newspapers to the web: ANNO (AustriaN Newspapers Online). In February 2004 the number of available pages reached 1 million. One interesting title for Hungarian research is the Pester Lloyd. This was a German language newspaper published in Budapest. I haven't read into it deeply, maybe there are obits published in the paper.

filed under: Online resources Archives, libraries, museums Austria

Friday, June 25, 200423:50:28 CET
Last known Hungarian POW of WW2 died in March 2004

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András Toma (I have a blog entry about him) died back in March 2004. His funeral was sponsored by the Hungarian Ministry of Defense.

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Friday, June 25, 200423:45:47 CET
Traces to lost Hungarian family member found in India?

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Ferenc Csango was taken into a labour camp in Russia during WW2. Now his granddaughter thinks he might got to India. Read the story.

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Friday, June 25, 200423:41:41 CET
Extra Hungariam...

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There are genealogy news related to Hungary beyond Hungary's borders, too :). We will have a couple of them in a minute.

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Friday, June 25, 200419:41:56 CET
Somogy County Archives rewards contributors to its collection

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It's a 3 year long tradition to give reward to those who give in historical documents to the Somogy County Archives. Awards are presented at the annual County Archives Day.

filed under: Archives, libraries, museums

Friday, June 25, 200419:35:08 CET
Orosháza's Chamber of Industry to celebrate anniversary

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The chamber will be 120 years old soon. They decided to publish a book that would like to praise the good work and practice of craftsmen. Two journalists of the county's most read newspaper were asked to write family histories of the crafts people.

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Friday, June 25, 200419:24:15 CET
More oral histories - from Berekfürdõ

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A settlement with only a few decades of history decided to collect oral histories of its inhabitants. Situated halfway between Szolnok and Debrecen, Berekfürdõ's history started only in the 1920s when geologists were searching for natural gas - and found thermal water instead.

This project started with an eventual photographing of the people by an enthusiast. An ethnographer from the neighbourhood suggested to add family histories to the pictures. Then a Budapest-based journalist, Ágnes Keresztes, formerly active in the region, jumped in and started taking notes of people's stories.

Berekfürdõ has about 400 households. Ms. Keresztes already has 300 life stories collected. The manuscript will be sent to the Hungarian National Museum. People in Berekfürdõ - secretly - hope that a book might come out about their lives, too.

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Friday, June 25, 200419:02:41 CET
Life histories from the sociological point of view

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A new book by sociologist Anges Losonczi has oral histories about lives of families at the turn of the Millennium - with retrospection to the difficult times of the 20th century. 60 stories can be found in the book.

filed under: Books, mags, CD-s, DVD-s

Friday, June 25, 200418:55:26 CET
Book about tombstones in Gyõr-Moson-Sopron County

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While at the cemeteries/burials subject, according to that page on Hungarian Radio's site, a new album with tombstones in the county was published in May 2004. The album covers tombs of notable people and/or of artistic, historical value. Page also has that this album is the 4th in a row sponsored by the "National Memorial Society".

filed under: Books, mags, CD-s, DVD-s Cemeteries

Friday, June 25, 200418:45:32 CET
Somogy County Archives' pre-1526 charters to be on the web

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In a release of 23 June Somogy County Archives director announced that their collection of pre-1526 charters would be available on the website of the archives. Checked the site then and now: the old documents are yet to be uploaded.

I suspect this effort was done with financial help from the Hungarian Ministry of Informatics and Communication's 24th Hour competition. It's aim was to help digitization projects to save fading cultural heritage items with the help of the puter. Probably there will be other announcements related to the competition, as the deadline is getting closer - or are we already over it? I'm not sure.

filed under: Online resources Archives, libraries, museums

Friday, June 25, 200418:33:48 CET
Slovakian cemeteries database

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Slovakia's online cemetery database is going to reach a milestone these coming days. The number of cemeteries they have records will reach 1000 soon, and the number of records is pretty close to 100,000, too. This site has an English language interface, too.

filed under: Cemeteries Slovakia

Friday, June 25, 200418:29:25 CET
Somogy County cemetery services online

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Let me start with a find of today.

Somogy County Cemetery Services, Ltd. has a really informative website (in Hungarian). Besides info about their services they have a database of notable tombstones in the county, and the long list of persons included is also available for browsing. Under the "Information" menu tab one can find a listing of the burials of the week. Unfortunately, there is no archives of the weekly lists.

filed under: Cemeteries

Friday, June 25, 200418:19:52 CET
And finally...

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I'm back to the log file and will take a re-start.

Blogging was stopped in mid-March. I've been having really demanding duties at my day job. Hope to finish them in a few days and will jump into genealoging.

A pretty long row of items to be included in the blog has accumulated.

So, going somewhat retrospective...

filed under: RadixLog

Tuesday, June 15, 200412:36:49 CET
Blogging should be resumed here - soon ;)

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OK, not much activity here for some months now. I've got a few good "news" items to be forwarded, so, watch these pages this week.

filed under: Online resources Archives, libraries, museums Austria Genealogy industry Education RadixLog Foo

Tuesday, June 15, 200412:33:09 CET
Dick Eastman on blogs

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An article in the recent issue (14 June) of Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter covers blogs. Besides the general idea of blogging he has a collection of blogs that relate to genealogy. Would you believe? RadixLog is listed there, too.

An apropo of dealing with blogs is that Dick has started his own blog. Happy blogging! I, sure, added it to the blogs linked on the right side menu.

The archive copy of the newsletter issue should be here. (Not uploaded as of writing this entry.)

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