Maggie  N.

Maggie N.

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Maggie N.
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Profile last modified | Created 22 Jul 2012 | Last significant change: 21 Feb 2018
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Categories: WikiTree Leaders | County Kerry Project | Polish Roots | Hungary Research Assistance | En | Hu-1 | La-1.



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I think most peoples' interests in family genealogy usually begin at family gatherings, like a funeral or reunion. I know that was the case for me when I was 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 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 arts). 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 came down the Erie Canal with barrels of wine 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 Poland as well as Germany. However, my childrens' roots have taken me through American records, specifically colonial New Jersey and old Philadelphia. Recently, I tackled my impossible Irish ancestors with slow but steady research in their government records.


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

I co-lead the The Holocaust Project which was started by the amazing Gaile.

I lead the Irish Roots sub-project for county Kerry while I break bricks walls on my impossible Irish roots.

I also am an interim leader for the William Penn project.

I am an interim co-leader of the Sweden Project with the wonderful Eva.

I occasionally lend a hand in the Magyarország, Slovensko and other category projects at WikiTree. I can also help read Hungarian (Magyar) 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 admin, with genealogist Nick Gombash, the Hungary Exchange genealogy group at Facebook if you need help doing research in Hungary. My old blog is still at Hungarian Family Record. I also have a rare Hungarian One Name Study registered with the One Name Guild. The project One Name Studies project.

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).


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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.

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Following the 52 Ancestors Challenge in 2018.
Kąty, Włocławek, Polen
The latest news from our Chris Whitten
Leader of the Irish Roots sub-project for county Kerry.
Follows the DNA project
and Marchal of Petitmagny in Franche-Comté, France.
co-leader of the Holocaust Project.
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.
of Leeheim and Florsheim.
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.
interim leader of the William Penn Project.
co- leader of the Poland Project which is the same as "Polish Roots" project.
Co-Leader of Poland Project.
I have two great-grandmothers named Ellen Sullivan, both are from county Kerry !
interim Co-Leader of the Sweden Project with the amazing Eva.
of Mielno, Włocławek, Polen

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On 21 Feb 2018 at 16:49 GMT J (Palotay) Szent-Györgyi wrote:

Maggie, no, the glossary page does not have any tabs (edit or otherwise) for me, and the only occurrence of the word "edit" is in the link to the (uninformative) "How to contribute to the Genealogy Help section" page.

On 21 Feb 2018 at 05:27 GMT J (Palotay) Szent-Györgyi wrote:

Hi, Maggie! I'd like to add some things to the "Glossary Hungary" page (such as "atya", the actual label used on the civil registrations). How can I do this?

On 12 Feb 2018 at 04:34 GMT Steve Thomas wrote:

Hi Maggie. I have an interest in my father in-law's family NE of Warsaw [Kotara-3]. I will support the Poland Project within my limited ability. Regards, Steve

On 3 Feb 2018 at 16:50 GMT Michelle (Milner) Willer wrote:

Hi Maggie. Re: your message on Borkowski-31. Thank you for the helpful hints. I will follow up. I do not have a copy of the marriage certificate. I found their names through the Polish Gen Society pages. Marriage in New Haven, CT. This family line is one big brick wall that I want to put some time into this year. Just joined the Poland project yesterday. Hope to make some breakthroughs.

On 2 Feb 2018 at 13:06 GMT Kirk Haggerty wrote:

Hi Maggie, I have a question about the Slavic Roots Project. Shouldn't there also be a sub-category of family descendents from the 'Banat' Region that was one time part of Austria-Hungary,, (mostly parts of Serbia, Hungary and Romania)? Let me know what you think.

Thanks. Kirk Haggerty

On 31 Jan 2018 at 00:05 GMT Joseph Kramer wrote:

Thanks for all the merges! Great idea on leaving an Anna Unknown to highlight that bit of uncertainty.

On 30 Jan 2018 at 17:02 GMT Martha Lawlor wrote:

Maggie, thanks for your work on the Bauman/Baumann/Bowman line. I'm recovering from some form of the 'creeping crud', hopefully not the flu, and so haven't been working my email. My info on the line comes from a Canadian researcher, who does have sources. I'll contact her in a few days to see if she has any new info that would help clarify the profiles after the merge.

On 29 Jan 2018 at 12:52 GMT Saundra Stewart wrote:

Re Benjamin Moore:

I have no evidence so far that he was a captain. But, I also have no evidence so far that he was not a captain.

On 29 Jan 2018 at 00:54 GMT Allison Mackler wrote:

Thank you so much for the red GG badge! I appreciate the nomination and the kind words.

On 19 Jan 2018 at 21:54 GMT Kim (Roy) Stone wrote:

Hi Maggie, This is for Brett Stone. I don't know if you want to add the kids or not. I'm pretty much 100% French Canadian, they are so much easier to find! I have found 1 family member that was in the Lodz Ghetto, but I don't know where he belongs yet. Nice Bio, I'll try to do one as well. By the way, I had my computer geek son do the URL for me! Thank You!

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