Monday, July 2, 200716:51:12 CET
New Hungarian geogprahical names portal on the horizont

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A new site has been launched a couple of days ago. The Hungarian Toponymic Portal aims at accumulating the largest collection of Hungarian geographical names with locations both in- and outside Hungary. The board of editors is full of Hungarian ontology and thesaurus doyens, still, they count on contributions from their (would-be?) web 2.0 userbase, as well. They already have some interesting files in the download section.

filed under: Online resources Paragenealogy

Monday, July 2, 200716:08:04 CET
Family history contest for 7th graders

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A primary school in Tatabánya organized a genealogy contest for its 7th grade students, according to the site of the (Hungarian) Association of History Teachers. The winner student could trace back the family roots to 1853, after obtaining documents from the grandparents that had not been known to the parents.

filed under: Education

Monday, July 2, 200715:57:08 CET
Paleography reader for 16-17th c. Latin, German and Hungarian scripts

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The collection of the Hungarian Electronic Library is growing its holdings day by day. I noticed an educational PDF format ebook reader packed with Latin, German and Hungarian texts from the 16th and 17th centuries. Facsimiles on the left pages are transcribed on the right ones. This 120 pages book contains 56 texts, compiled and edited by a team of historians from various Hungarian universities. All the tricky abbreviations are resolved.

This book is a great tool if you would like to build some routine in reading old scripts or just want to challenge your skills.

filed under: Education

Monday, July 2, 200715:18:44 CET
GenoPro to be available in several languages

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Genealogy software GenoPro has earned popularity in Hungary. It might get even more saturation as it might become available in Hungarian. One of our fellows on the Csaladtortenet (Family History) mailing list posted that it might be avaliable soon. Poking on the GenoPro site I could find the Translation/Localization forum, and on this the Hungarian topic. Also, there is a Stats section where you can see how large portions of the GenoPro language files have been translated into various languages. As I write this post 36.8% of the Hungarian version is complete. The XML translation files can be downloaded. They are quite useful assets as they contain translations of good chunks of genealogy vocabularies in various languages. Check this for the Hungarian file.

GenoPro is not included in Bill Mumford's Genealogical Software Report Card (also available in the Nov-Dec 2006 issue of the Digital Genealogist), but, anyway, this program is worth a look for, amongst others, the ease of entering records into it.

filed under: Online resources Genealogy industry

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