New Family Tree Page: Családfa Oldal

The Family Tree/Családfa  menu option at the top of the page now links to a new page with descendant and ancestor charts for the four branches of the family. The link to the interactive family tree is there as well. brigitte picture tree

I like this family tree format from Legends software but it is limited to just 3 generations. Last month I taped together all the ancestor and descendant charts and it was about 12 feet long. Hope the links on this new page make it easier to see the big picture.

Brigitte is our little sister that left us too soon. I love this photo of her but it makes me sad.

Good News for Genealogy Research in Romania

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1767-1848 Székelykeresztúr

Several months ago I ran across an article titled: Genealogy Research in Romania is not Impossible. The article then went on to explain why it is close to impossible. For decades the Mormon Church has been copying vital records from countries all over the world. The older records are on microfilm, but they have many ongoing projects to convert to digital images, index the records with the help of volunteers and make the records available online. This service is free, and priceless. I spend many hours looking through records for many parts of Hungary and surrounding areas.

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1720 Hungarian Urbarial Census

The early Hungarian census records were primarily a record of property ownership.

1720 census for Stephanus (István) Édes in Apacza, KomarómThis is the 1720 census for Stephanus (István) Édes in Apacza, Komaróm

This image shows the 1720 census for Stephanus (István) Édes in the town of Apacza in Komaróm county. From the information I have been able to piece together from various sources, it says he owned 20 units of land (about 20 acres). It may say that 6 fields are plowed but not seeded. The last column relates to how much of the property is a vineyard.

This István Édes is from the period where our lineage is missing clear connections between Gergely Édes born 1699 in Madár and Gergely Édes who was granted nobility in 1638.

Noble Madári Édes Family


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On March 20 1638 Gergely Édes along with his wife, Katalin Kerekes and his brothers; Vince, Mátyás, György and Ferenc were granted nobility by Ferdinand III Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire for their valor in battle. This document commemorates that event. The title in … Continue reading

István Kancsal and Julianna Lázár 1903

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Marriage certificate of István Kancsal and Julianna Lázár 1903

Julianna  was the second wife of great-grandfather István and stepmother to Krisztina’s. After the death of his first wife, Teréz in March 1903, István married 26 year old Julianna Lázár from nearby Zala-Apáti in July. Julianna raised Teréz’s 3 children and had 6 more children with István.