Martha Remer Connor: Hungarian Genealogist & Superwoman

1828 Hungarian Land Census (Bereg)
1828 Hungarian Land Census (Bereg)

              This link below is about one of my heroines in the world of Hungarian genealogy. I was looking at the LDS film catalog for anything I could get my hands on about Hungarian church records and censuses one day when her name popped up as the compiler of these books about the Hungarian 1828 Land census. They are called  Germans & Hungarian - 1828 The Hungarian Land Census.

              Immediately, using the statistics of Hungarian Americans living in our community , I hassled the local Genealogy section of my library to buy them. I became truly inspired by this woman who started at the AGE OF 65 to transcribe the 1828 censuses to help other researchers. It was her work that inspired me to transcribe the 1869 Hungarian Census for certain villages in Abauj in the past 10 years as these were not indexed. Family Search has taken great strides in indexing baptism records in Hungary but they have not touched censuses as far as I know.

             Her story convinced me that helping others look for the needle in the haystacks is very rewarding. I love the quote from this reporter's article about her 

"At 82, Martha's motto is ...

"Don’t give up—do it now!!!"

About Martha : http://www.dvhh.org/community/interviews/connor.htm

About her books : http://www.dvhh.org/research/1828_census_connor.htm

       Her books 1 online at Family Search can be seen, some digitally, at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/450353?availability=Family%20History%20Library.

       Some are also at World Vital Records at http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentsearch.aspx?p=Hungary

      1. Thank to Lisa, at http://about.me/smallestleaf                                        

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Magda, what a wonderful tribute to someone who furthered your own research by her own habit of "Giving Back" to the genealogical community. I just found your blog today, courtesy of GeneaBloggers. Looking forward to reading more. Keep up the good work. By publishing your blog, you are giving back, too.

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