Hungary SIG #Hungary *re: A puzzle - searching for Martin Heller and family #hungary
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
Dear Pamela,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Of course you have *one clue*, which is that your mother was born in Arad. Arad is now in Romania, but belonged to Hungary and was located in Transylvania. Try searching beginning >from there.
Another clue is the "long" name your grandfather carried. This is a long shot, but he could have noble ascendency. Only nobles used several given names, certainly it must have been very rare for Jews to carry four given names (Martin Carl Philip Ferdinand). All of these names are non-Jewish and specially Carl and Philip were common among German-Austrian nobility. Being a noble brings some research advantages, since there are special registers for Hungarian-Austrian noblemen.
BTW, usually one has to search using place names and not family names. Vital records are classified and stored according to the town where the registration was conducted.
At 01:00 -0500 22.10.2005, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: A puzzle - searching for Martin Heller and family
Tom Venetianer <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sao Paulo - Brazil