Maggie N.

Maggie N.

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Maggie N.
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Maggie is a participant of the Integrators Challenges
Maggie N. is participating with The Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.
Maggie N. is participating with Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Maggie N. participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
Maggie N. is a member of the Galicia Project.
Buda and Pest
Maggie N. is a member of the Hungary Project.
Maggie N. has Slavic Roots.
Maggie N. has Hungarian Roots.



I think most peoples' interests in family genealogy usually begins at family gatherings, like a funeral or reunion. I know that was the case for me while a teenager because in three consecutive years, I lost a beloved grandparent. Each time the trek to the graveyards during the funerals brought me to headstones surrounding the newly deceased grandparent and each time, most everyone did not know how they were related. I put the family jigsaw puzzle together by identifying everyone through the records office, church records and obituaries.

My genealogical forays were furthered not only by photographing the gravestones of my family but also the Early American gravestones of rural Vermont and New York (I studied art history with an emphasis on early American folk art). Later, I was lucky to finish a certificate program at Brigham Young in the early 80's and began to help other people with their genealogical queries on the side.

My roots are not very "American"; my earliest immigrant settler sailed down the Erie Canal from France in 1827. I spent years reading French microfilms for my own Alsatian ancestry. My mother is largely Eastern European so I branched out in microfilms from Hungary, Slovakia and Russia Poland. My children's roots have taken me through American records, specifically colonial New Jersey and old Philadelphia. Recently, I tackled my impossible Irish ancestors in county Kerry with slow but steady research in their government records.


I lead the new Hungary Project. I also lead the Polish Roots Poland Project as well as the Slavic Roots project.

I am also the leader of the Slovak Roots project.

I feel privileged to help out with the The Holocaust Project with the lovely and brilliant Eowyn. It was created by the amazingly gifted project coordinator Gaile.

I lead the Irish Roots sub-project for county Kerry while I break bricks walls on my impossible Irish roots as well as my own One Name Study for the Delahunty Name Study and the Trant Name Study.

I am also co-leader of the Donauschwaben Project and the Volhynia project.

My kids have Quaker ancestors. If you have Early Penn ancestors, check out the William Penn project William Penn project which the phenomenal leader, SJ Baty, keeps it in motion for WikiTree.

Although I have no family connections, you will find me cleaning up certain colonial Virginia profiles for the U.S. History project as well as any Quaker settlers in colonial New Jersey for the New Jersey project.

My Personal Projects

My brickwalls are my Abrahams in Russia, my one "Italian" ancestor in Germany, one line of my Mahonys and I have two great-great-grandmothers both named Ellen Sullivan, both born in Kerry, and both buried in the same cemetery! I did make great progress with my Palatinate Stumpfs recently as well as one of my Mahony lines so I am thanksful for little breakthroughs.


My Hungarian Ancestry

I occasionally lend a hand in the Magyarország, Slovensko and other Slavic category projects at WikiTree. I can also help read Hungarian records or any records written in Latin if you need assistance. If you have a profile of a Hungarian ancestor here at WikiTree, let me know if you need sources. If you have found naturalization records or passenger records but can not understand/read the village for your immigrant Hungarian ancestor because of historical boundary changes, I will help pinpoint location.

I used to co-administer, with genealogist Nick Gombash, the Hungary Exchange genealogy group. I also have a rare Hungarian One Name Study registered with the One Name Guild. The Study is hosted by the Guild at their website Stermenszky One Name Study.

My back-up files (upload: 2016) are on RootsWeb. Stermenszky Files. I am still in process of moving them all to WikiTree.

My Hungary surnames are:

Nagy, Stermenszky, Sebő, Rakai, Lorintz, Adam, Simon, Rozgany, Zsebik/Sebik, Farkas, Petö, Danko, Gyerus, Haluska, Vladikovsky/Hladikovsky, Polgaŕ, Söss/Sass, Plachetka, Chudi/Chudy, Kovacs, Mész, Szabo, Soka/Zsoka, Fabriczky, Istvanek/Istvanyik/Stephanik, Gothard, Skolnik, Pal, Gaal, Gäll, Császár, Svab.

Locations in Hungary (and some now in Slovakia):

Abaúj-Torna: Vendégi, Bódva-Vendégi (Hostovice), Jablonca (Silická Jablonica), Szin, Bódvaszilas, Szögliget, Varbóc, Hidvégardó, Derenk (extinct), Zubogy, Szádalmás/Almás (Jablonov nad Turňou), Körtvélyes (Hrušov). Borsod: Szendrő. Gömör: Krasznahorkaváralja (Krásnohorské Podhradie), Borzova (Silická Brezová), Rozsnyó (Rožňava), Végtelke (Slavec). Pozsony: Szekula (Sekule), Malaczka (Malacky).


Tree of Life

If you are lucky enough to be a genealogist, you are lucky enough. – Ruth Padilla ________________________________________________________________

"Genealogy is not about genes, it is about reconstructing family relationships, which are not necessarily genetic relationships. The 16th century heralds were doing genealogy long before Mendel discovered genetics." ~ A One-Name Researcher

"History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.” ~ Laurence Overmire



Magda does Franche-Comté, France & Eastern European heritage research as well as some American research. Her Canadian roots are in Ontario. She is a historical records searcher interested in specific northeastern Hungarian villages, especially where she has a registered One Place study. [1]

  • Russ Worthington, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Russ and others.

My Ancestors Research Statistics

Genealogy is not a race; statistics in genealogy is not necessary but creating a chart of your progress does make one work harder. After 40 + years of research, I know what records I need to continue onward in this crazy journey back on ancestors. It ALL depends on records. For example, with my Irish line, they will never go back very far because the records for a few of them simply do not exist. For my one Polish ancestor Wawrzyniec Kosakowski, I know I will be able to confirm to his parents and grandparents once I get through reading the Russian language in those records.

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Generation Number Direct Relation to Maggie Total # of Possible Ancestors Total # of Identified Ancestors Total % of Identified Ancestors
3Great Grandparent88100%
42nd Great Grandparent1616100%
53rd Great Grandparent322681.25%
64th Great Grandparent644875%
75th Great Grandparent1265946.09%
86th Great Grandparent2525320.70%
97th Great Grandparent504428.203%
108th Great Grandparent10083.0029%

DNA Statements

So who are those DNA matches on my profile? Joe & Cynthia are two cousins from different lines on my Mother's side who convinced me to get tested. I was hesitant but what an adventure it has been.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a DNA test match between Maggie N GEDmatch T322601 and Cynthia GEDmatch YT6343520 who are 3rd cousins. Their MRCAs are their great-great-grandparents Karol Stermenszky and Susanna Haluska.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a DNA test match between Maggie N GEDmatch T322601 and Joe Grusczynski GEDmatch A006381 who are 3rd cousins. Their MRCAs are their great-great-grandparents, August Zimmer and Cycelia (Putkowski) Zimmer.

WikiTree Apps

Great new app from Topola Genealogy Viewer

This one is fun! How to find your Bricktree Ancestors.

An analysis of my Brick Wall Ancestors quoted "Out of 2046 possible ancestors in 10 generations, 318 (15.54%) have WikiTree profiles. 6/318 (1.89%) are duplicates due to pedigree collapse.148 ancestors are missing at least one parent"

Digital Afterlife Instructions : this is my permission that upon my demise, for my family firstly, then secondly, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM, in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. N.-17 19:40, 17 January 2015 (EST)
This user is a native speaker of English.
Ez a szerkesztő alapszinten beszéli a magyar nyelvet.
Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
  1. Entered by Russ Worthington, Jul 22, 2012

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Maggie is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
Kąty, Włocławek, Polen
The latest news from our Chris Whitten
Keeping an eye out for bad merges!
occasionally lend a hand in the Magyarország, Slovensko and other Slavic category projects at WikiTree.
Leader of the Irish Roots sub-project for county Kerry.
Follows the DNA project
and Marchal of Petitmagny in Franche-Comté, France.
Langs of Leeheim & Flörsheim am Main; Westenbergers from Nassua; Born & Weppner from Hesse-Darmstadt; Millers, Spengler, Stein, Adelmann & Ruckteschel from Külsheim, Baden-Württemberg.
Hungary Research Assistance.
My paternal Grandmother's ancestry is totally North & West Kerry. My husband's Irish roots lies in Sligo, Clare, Cork, Roscommon, Waterford, Ontario,18th century Irish in NYC & Philadelphia.
Co-leader of the Jewish Roots project.
and O'Mahony of Blennerville, Killarney, Tralee & Milltown, Kerry, Ireland
of Wdziękoń and Modzele Stare, Lomza, Poland
of Abaúj-Torna, Hungary
Stermenszky and it's variations worldwide.
co- leader of the Poland Project which is the same as "Polish Roots" project.
Co-Leader of Poland Project. Abrahams of Kąty, Włocławek, Polen; Zimmers of Mielno, Włocławek, Polen. Also many families from Podlaskie & Russia Poland.
Leader of Slavic_Roots Project. Member of Slovak Roots.
Leader of Slovak Roots project

Trant One Name Study registered with the One Name Guild.
DNA Tested
Maggie N.'s DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Maggie or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Maggie:

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Hi there, Maggie!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi hun.

Just a quick message to remind you that tomorrow starts the Clean-a-thon. I am so very happy to be so blessed as to have you joining me for it. See you then.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
I accidentally sent wrong information at first. The info on here now is correct. I am sorry for the error and confusion.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hey hun,

Clean-A-Thon time has come around again. The cleaning will start onFriday morning, April 24, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, April 27 at 8 AM (ET) First we need everyone to be registered. If you have not yet, please go to and do so. Make sure to say you want to be on Legacy Heirs. If you have registered and not indicated a team, please go comment on your registration that you do want to be with us.

Chat Page:

Space Page:

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
edited by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Maggie, I don't know whether you get notified if I reply to your comment on my profile, so I'll copy my note here. (This is regarding the Hungary project member page and its translation.)

I'm fluent in all forms of Hungarian, but the English part of the page is a bit confusing to me, so I'm not sure if the translation is correct or not. (Either the English is saying the same thing multiple times, or I'm missing a distinction somewhere.) Also, is the stuff in curly brackets supposed to be translated ("member" -> "tag")?

In the interest of avoiding repeated effort, is there a well-formatted and clearly-written project member page from a different project that we could copy? Once the English is as clear & clean as we can get it, I'll be happy to translate it all.

posted by J Palotay
Hi Maggie,

Thanks for your update today to Anthony Jephson. I have checked it and think it actually refers to his father who was also an Anthony Jephson and was married twice, Let me know if you think otherwise. Thanks Chris Jephson

posted by Chris Jephson

As one of the co-leaders of the European Aristocrats project, I'm messaging to inform you that we are removing the "House Assignments" from our project structure. You are absolutely still welcome to work on the profiles from the families that you chose, we are simply removing the official House Assignments as, for the most part, people choose to work on whichever profiles interest them. We're glad to have you in the project and we hope that you continue to work with us!

Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amy Utting
H Maggie!

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (November), thank you!  *Could you do us a favor though, and go here to sign up officially at

And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge. Thanks.  Got a question, see this page as well:   Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy,  Integrators Project Coordinato

posted by Dorothy Barry
edited by Dorothy Barry
Hi Maggie,

Thanks for the post on John Mahony. I think you are probably right regarding his wife. Pity we don't have her full details.

All the best


posted by John Falvey
looks like we could be 18th cousins 2x removed :)
posted by Melanie Stewart
A heartfelt thank you Maggie for the Wonderful Wikitreer. It certainly made my day. It is Wonderful Wikitreers like you that makes this tree so special.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Thank you, hun, so much for being on Legacy Heirs' team. I am so glad you were.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Maggie

Im still looking for Mary Catherine OConnell. A cousin of mine Anne Mouag has been to Carshuveen and the famiky home at Derrynane House. She has found a computer site of letters written between Daniel and his wife Mary. In ine letter Mary the wife mentions .asking a relative if hers ti mind the household. We think this was our Mary. Interested if you can help. Tks Linda Monaghan

posted by Linda Monaghan
Thank you, Maggie, for your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

OPS: Your bio presents a fascinating ancestry!

posted by Pip Sheppard
It's my honor to help out with the Holocaust project. Thank you for adding me.
posted by A Pendleton
Maggie, How would any of us know if we have Holocaust ancestors? I have a whole line of my father's German relatives that is empty and another that is partly full. But in either one, I could have a Holocaust ancestor.

My father, who stated his birth as in Frankfurt, DE, didn't know who his father was. I sense that he was left off his German mother's instructions at dad's birth, in 1905-7. That line of Germans and possible Jews is the blank line. How do I research it?

So sorry I did not reply to your inquiry about German Ancestors. Mine come from the Odessa region, so I am assuming the Black Sea Germans, not the ones you were referencing. Thanks!
posted by Laura (Karsky) Gerwood

Maggie is 21 degrees from Claire Nava, 26 degrees from Levi Strauss and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.