Austria

Using The FamilySearch Catalog

FamilySearch.org has the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. If you are researching family history and only using Ancestry.com or MyHeritage, you may be missing out […]

1930s

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 […]

Austria

What’s in a (Hungarian) Name?

If you have a Hungarian surname, chances are, when meeting new people, you’ll encounter some variation of the following questions : Whether it’s their baseball coach from middle school, or […]

Austria

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 […]

Genealogy

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, […]