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Monday, February 16, 200919:37:34 CET
The names of 16 generations of ancestors in Serbian

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I read about an interesting feature of the Serbian language (and tradition) on the website of the Croatian Genealogical Society: according to the post there are no less than 16 generations of ancestors named in Serbian.

The male line starts with otac (father) and ends with beli orao (white eagle - he). The female line starts with majka (mother) and ends with bela orlica (white eagle - she).

filed under: Serbia Foo


Tuesday, April 8, 200810:55:45 CET
Jumping over the Iron Curtain the Mormon way

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A search for keywords Hungary genealogy on Google Blog Search brought up an interesting blog item. Apparently written by a member of LDS this article gives some insights into how Mormons found the way to the Soviet block: The Iron Curtain: Thomas S. Monson Helped Pull It Down. Extract:
"One of the most effective of the Lords ambassadors was the Churchs microfilming work. In 1957, Hungary approached the Genealogical Department (now the Family History Department) regarding the preservation of its records."

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Friday, January 18, 200809:22:43 CET
Go Stefan-, go

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A researcher, using a nick-name Stefan- on the popular Index.hu site forum, has been referred to as the news source of useful family tree research tools and resources several occasions on this blog. I learn only recently that there is a site maintained by him. The site, no matter how bare-bone its design is, is a good collection of links to sources, resources for the Hungarian genealogist. And beyond the links, Stefan- has stuff prepared, transcribed by himself, too, just like the 1773-1774 censi of some Szabolcs County settlements.

Stefan- drops his contributions on the Családfakutatás (genealogy) thread of Index.hu.

filed under: Online resources Foo

Friday, August 31, 200717:42:16 CET
HungaryGenWeb in need of a full-time Coordinator

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I was surprised to see that there is a vacancy on the HungaryGenWeb page at RootsWeb. Suzanne Somodi Jimenez, the creator of the Hungarian Village Finder tool, has apparently stepped down from being an editor of the page.

Maybe someone should announce it at the Hungary Mailing List @ Rootsweb so that interested people might know about the vacancy?

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Tuesday, November 28, 200621:07:39 CET
Photo of Hungarian couple on Ancestry.com's Family History Circle

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Thanks to Chris Dunham's Genealogy Blog Finder an entry caught my eye. The Photo Corner section of Ancestry's Family History Circle blog published a photo of the Csõre - Juhász couple, who left Hungary's Mucsony to come to the States - and then went back to the old country.

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Tuesday, November 7, 200617:26:28 CET
Medieval charters stolen - and returned

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The copy machine repairman hired by the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma has been charged with stealing precious old documents from their collections. Using the lack of supervision - according to the charge - he was able to take away old charters several occasions.

The good news is that none of the archival materials have been lost, all of them could be found. The estimated value of the stolen documents is about $600,000.

The most outstanding from the set of the stolen rarities is a charter issued in about 1090. This is Hungary's oldest known charter with a seal of the king.

(Source of info in Hungarian)

filed under: Archives, libraries, museums Foo

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.)

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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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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, 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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Sunday, February 29, 200414:47:07 CET
Family histories of guests at the Kossuth Channel of the Hungarian Radio

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The 19 Feb broadcast of the night magazine at Hungarian Radio's Kossuth Channel had guests talking about their family histories. Guest list included Hungarian celebrities Boglárka Csősz, Árpád Kercsó, Kisfaludy family members etc.

Thanks to the archival services, you can listen to the program here (RealAudio Player needed). Scroll to 11 min 30 sec for the program start. part 2, part 3.

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Monday, December 29, 200323:00:23 CET
Life stories of people at nursing homes in Hungary recorded

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I read in the extract from "Magyarországról jövök" (radio programme on Hungary's Petőfi Channel) that two Hungarian ladies - one of the Diaconical Services of the R. C. Church in Hungary and the other one from the radio - started to record on tape life stories of older people residing in the 10 nursing homes of the service. It is believed that they can help the elderly by letting them go through their lives. Any relatives interested in this?

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Saturday, December 20, 200315:13:43 CET
Yet another Hungarian WW2 POW discovered in Russian mental hospital

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'Twas back in Autumn 2000 when an old man who had been nursed in a Russian mental hospital turned out to be a Hungarian POW from WW2: Andras Toma was placed there for unknown reasons, and as years went by, not speaking a word in Russian, it became his residence for decades.

Today Hungary's popular daily Népszabadság reports on finding Toma's fellow sufferer. He's called Emil. The psychiatrist and the journalist finding him now raise money to bring him home.

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