About Me


                My name is Magda and even though my Mother's family immigrated from Hungary in 1895,  I was named in honor of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution by my parents who thought it was a romantic honor to her heritage. I have been doing genealogical research since I was 17 years old. Beginning with my own families and friends, I have done records research for many years. I took a non-credit course with genealogist & lineage historian, Dorothy H. Dehn, at SUNY Buffalo. She inspired me to work as a local records searcher. At the time,  BYU offered a home study course where I learned how to do American records research.

               For the past 20 years, I discovered Slovakian and Hungarian records on microfilm and decided to focus on reading microfilms and transcribe records in the Abauj-Torna & some Gomor regions of Hungary and Slovakia. I am happy to share my own family research with anyone from the same families from these villages. I also transcribe Hungarian census records, some church records from microfilm and research American records for a reasonable rate. I do maintain an 1869 index that I developed for many villages in Abauj~Torna. I also maintain a one-name study for the surname STERMENSZKY (contact : stermenszky at one -name dot org  for any information on that surname  or through the contact link on the home page of this site).

               As for this website, I occasionally upload 1869 census transcriptions but mostly write some details of Hungarian research in hope of giving readers tips on doing their own Hungarian  family research. 

                                                                                       This website is dedicated to my dear Mom who passed away in 2009 

               If it is true that we really die twice, once at our physical death and again when those that once remembered us forget, then let us never forget.