Re: 1936 Hungary birth records #hungary #general

mark reichard

    We spent  5 days at the Zemplen County Records Center in Satoraljaujhely about 4-5 years ago with Karesz and a young Masters student from Israel referred by her Professor at the University of Haifa, who is a Reichard descendant and was aware of our research project.  Her Professor wanted her to get experience in the field. We used two lap top computers to record the information and then merged the data at the end of the project.  As a result we obtained about 100 "hits" on my family, which we hadn't been able to do previously on our own.  We also toured the "new" cemetery in Satoraljaujhely and were able to walk the whole site, since it had been recently cleared,. finding our family members' tombstones in one specific area,  Karesz speaks multiple languages and also has worked as a tour guide, He took us to see nearby locations of Jewish interest.  He is great to work with, knows the Record Center documentation system and is very accommodating.  We rented a 2 bedroom condo nearby which we shared and it worked out very well. The people at the Records Center speak very little English and we do not speak Hungarian, hence it was very important to the success of our research study to have Karesz with us.
    My grandfather was born in Tolcsva in 1873 and went to the US in 1891. My great-great-grandfather and great-great-great-father were born in Satoraljaujhely.

                                                                Regards, Mark Reichard.  

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