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 a state university. 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 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 the 1869 census index that I developed for many villages in Abauj~Torna. I organized a one-name study for a surname in my family that goes back to 1600's in Slovakia. I am also in a registration process for a historic study of an extinct historic Hungarian village for the One Place Studies guild.

               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.

                                                 This website is dedicated to my dear Mom. 

      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.