The Bellanich Family: Research to Reunion

News stories about adoptees finding their birth families through DNA have become pretty common. Reunion tales often show heartwarming photos or interviews of the families after they’ve found each other. […]


The Trump Babies of Milwaukee

“My dad told me I was left on the doorstep of Humboldt and Meinecke.” Lawrence* was trying to recall any additional details about his search for his biological parents. He […]


Translating Parish Records – Births

Most Hungarian birth/baptismal records prior to October 1895 will be found in Catholic Church parish registers. At the time, Hungary was predominantly Catholic, accounting for over 60% of the country’s […]


Translating Parish Records – Deaths

Paging through a book of death records from the 1800s can be a pretty dismal task. With tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, and a slew of other nasty ailments decimating the population, […]


Where is Western Transdanubia?

Where is Western Transdanubia? Per Wikipedia: Transdanubia comprises the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom, Fejér, Veszprém, Vas, Zala, Somogy, Tolna, Baranya and the part of Pest [Hungary] that lies west of […]