Maggie N.

Maggie N.

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Maggie N.
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Account confirmed 22 Jul 2012 | Maggie's 144091 contributions | 17249 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jul 2012 | Last significant change: 22 Mar 2019
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Wiki Genealogist WikiTree Leader G2G Moderator 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge Local Volunteer Genealogical Society Member Community Star G2G6 US History Project Member Poland Project Member Slavic Roots Project Member Holocaust Project Member Irish Roots Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project Member US Civil War Project Member Arborist Generous Genealogist - Red Star Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Generous Genealogist -  Green Star
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Categories: WikiTree Leaders | County Kerry Project | Polish Roots | Slovak Roots Project Members | Hungary Research Assistance | McBeth-165 Chocolate Needed | H11b1 FS mtDNA Haplogroup | Slavic Roots | En | Hu-1 | La-1.


Maggie has participated in 7 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Maggie N. has Slavic Roots.


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

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

I am serving as interim leader for the William Penn project while the phenomenal project coordinator, 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.

I occasionally lend a hand in the Magyarország, Slovensko and other Slavic 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 eventually hope to start up a Magyer Roots project when I find time.

I used to co-administer, with genealogist Nick Gombash, the Hungary Exchange genealogy group at Facebook if you need help doing research in Hungary. 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).


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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.

My Ancestors Research Statistics

Genealogy is not a race; statistics in genealogy is not necessary but looking at them 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. With my Irish line, they will never go back very far because the records simply do not exist for them. In my one Polish ancestor Wawrzyniec Kosakowski, I know will be able to confirm to his parents and grandparents once I get through 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%

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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Here we go again! Participant in 2019 52 Ancestors challenge.
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.
Interim Leader of the German Roots project. Langs of Leeheim & Flörsheim am Main; Westenbergers from Nassua; Born & Weppner from Hesse-Darmstadt; Millers, Spengler, Stein, Adelmann & Ruckteschel from Külsheim, Baden-Württemberg.
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.
Co-leader of the Jewish Roots project.
of Leeheim and Flörsheim am Main.
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. 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.

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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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On 22 Mar 2019 at 09:06 GMT Steve Thomas wrote:

Thanks Maggie for welcoming me to the Polish project. I have a good store of documents about family deported to Siberia in 1940 and photos from Tengeru.

On 22 Mar 2019 at 02:08 GMT Simone Cody wrote:

Hi Maggie

Thank you for awarding me the Community Star badge. I am really enjoying the research.

On 21 Mar 2019 at 14:38 GMT Judy Lesso wrote:

Thank you for the Slovak Heritage sticker for the profiles!

On 21 Mar 2019 at 13:29 GMT Caryl (Short) Ruckert wrote:

Hi Cousin Maggie! I am glad to know we are related. :)

On 18 Mar 2019 at 05:01 GMT Jean Heuer wrote:

Thank you, Maggie N for getting me into German Roots, Heuer-244. You are a wonderful Wiki-treer.

On 13 Mar 2019 at 05:43 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hi hun,

2019 Spring Clean A Thon starts Friday, April 26, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 29, at 8 AM (EDT).

Would love to have you join the team if you are able to help with it. If not it is understood.

If so, please register at:

And remember to post that you want to remain on Legacy Heirs.

Here are the team chat and space pages:

G2G Chat Page:

Space Page:


On 12 Mar 2019 at 01:19 GMT Leônidas Luiz Volcato Descovi Filho wrote:

Olá Maggie

Estou empolgado em colaborar com a árvore e descobrir novidades sobre a genealogia. Abraços! Best Regards!

On 10 Mar 2019 at 14:13 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Thanks, Maggie!

Yes, I do have most of that and I will grab some free image links from Ancestry.

These are some of the first profiles I added shortly after joining WikiTree and I've learned a lot since then. lol.

Thanks so much for sprucing Friedericke up. Are you related? I know we are 21st cousins via a different line. ;)

On 6 Mar 2019 at 16:26 GMT Koreen (Printz) Goodman wrote:

Thank you for your kind note and especially for your dedication and hard work on WT.

On 4 Mar 2019 at 22:58 GMT Kristie Kahler wrote:

Hi Maggie, I would like to get the award of the German Roots Project Badge. I'm interested in Bavaria as I have several ancestors from there. Thanks, Kristie Poulson

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Maggie is 20 degrees from Caryl Ruckert, 18 degrees from Harriet Stowe and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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