RADICZINER family in HERTNEK, HUNGARY, now SLOVAKIA #austria-czech


Geoffrey Sea
 

My 3rd great grandparents were Ahron and Dvora Radicziner (Radetz, Radecky)) from Hertnek, Hungary, which is now called Hertnik in Slovakia. Both were born circa 1805. I am especially trying to find Dvora's maternal ancestors because Dvora, my maternal ancestor, carried an extremely rare mitochondrial haplogroup that is the subject of intense scholarly interest. (Our haplogroup is 12,500 years old -- an age almost unheard of.)  I'm also interested in anything on the history of the Jewish community of Hertnek, a town founded circa 1300 as part of Hungary's defense against the Mongol invasion.
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Geoffrey Sea
Writer and Historian
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
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Vivian Kahn
 

What's your maternal haplogroup? The K1a sub-clade is estimated to have originated 19,000 to 22,000 years ago is the most common in Europe. This includes regions of Spain, Catalonia, Portugal, Hungary and Sweden. My maternal line is K1ab1a, which is common among Ashkenazi Jews representing about 19 percent of maternal lineages. What sources state that your family lived in Hertnek, Saros? The JewishGen Hungary Database includes a number of records from there but no RADICZINER, RADETZ, or RADECKY.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Geoffrey Sea
 

My haplogroup is a subgroup of A -- nothing to do with any usual Ashkenazi haplogroup but 90% of the living people who have it are Ashkenazi. It comes originally from East Asia.  My 3rd great grandparents were Ahron and Dvora Radicziner of Hertnik. They were listed on census reports. There is no doubt they lived there and that they were Jewish. Haplogroup A does not exist among non-Jeiwsh Hungarians or Slovaks.
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Geoffrey Sea
Writer and Historian
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
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