Do you know what your ancestral home looks like?

 

                When you research all your families as you crawl back in time, do you wanderlust about the places they lived in?  Of course, as we go further back, our wish list of  "travel to ancestral home visits" becomes longerand longer.

Last spring,  I had a client traveling to her ancestral village to solve more mysteries. She asked me where my Nagy family lived in Abauj ~Torna. I mentioned that they were 1/2 mile from the border of Slovakia and I have never been there. One day, I opened my mail, and lo and behold, there were pictures of my ancestral village, Jablonca!  Included in the collection was my Grandfather's family ancestral homestead, House # 9, with flower baskets dangling from the porch rafters!  Still standing and obviously, in beautiful condition and scenic surroundings. Thank you, Cathy!

 In Hungarian records research, house numbers are noted quite frequently in church and census records so I knew that my Nagy family lived in Jablonca No.9[3]for many generations. Here is the Nagy family from Jablonca No. 9:

István NAGY Born 15 Jan 1842 Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary [1], 16 Jan 1842 Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary [2]

married Susanna SEBÖ, ( b. 16 Jan 1838, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary ) They married on 15 Apr 1863 in
Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary [2] (witnesses at their wedding: Pal Zeman & Istvan Lorintz)

Children:

1. István NAGY, b. 25 May 1864, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 25 Sep 1864, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary

2. István NAGY, b. 1 Nov 1865, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 10 Feb 1875, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary

3. Lajos NAGY, b. 3 Feb 1869, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 19 Jun 1896, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary

4. Maria NAGY, b. 13 Oct 1871, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 23 Aug 1873, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary

5. Joseph NAGY, b. 19 Jul 1874, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 18 Aug 1953, Toledo, Wood, Ohio,

6. István NAGY, b. 3 Feb 1877, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 3 Feb 1877, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary

7. Maria NAGY, b. 3 Feb 1877, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary, d. 5 Feb 1877, Jablonca, Abauj, Hungary 

1) Church Records: Jablonca, Abauj-Torna,Hungary, Magyarországi Református Egyház, (Microfilm ,Genealogical Society of Utah), FHL 1924854., Rec# 2.

2)Church Records: Jablonca, Abauj-Torna,Hungary, Magyarországi Református Egyház, (Microfilm ,Genealogical Society of Utah), FHL 1924854., Other Entries.

3)Népszámlálás 1869 (Hungarian 1869 Census) .Author: Magyar Statisztikai Hivatal .(Manuscript/Manuscript on Film,Salt Lake City, Utah.Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998-1999)