Whose blogging Hungarian family history ?

  In doing Hungarian genealogy, I encountered many wonderful blogs along the way. Many gifted writers generously share their research experiences on blogs. Here are some great bloggers writing about their Hungarian genealogical research. Some have been around a long time; some are new. Some blogs listed here cover their research in Hungary; some write about their genealogical forays in countries that were once part of Hungary, such as Croatia, Slovakia, Romania and other locations.

  The renowned Hungarian researcher, Nick Gombash, of The Hungary Exchange at http://www.hungaryexchange.com/ blogs about his research adventures at http://thehungaryexchange.blogspot.com. He has many in-depth articles that run from the topics of nobility research to genealogical tips on how to read records. No one can ever understand the process of examining Hungarian records without reading Nick's work. He also has some entertaining articles about famous people with Hungarian ancestry as well as varied members of his own family. I can not tell you how many times when I have had the research slumps, I pull over to his sites. His upbeat and can-do attitude about doing research is contagious! Nick’s experience with researching anything Hungarian (and he also does other countries) is limitless. My current favorites are the research tips like No.5 at http://thehungaryexchange.blogspot.com/2012/12/hungarian-genealogy-resea... and No.8 at http://thehungaryexchange.blogspot.com/2013/03/hungarian-genealogy-research-tip-8.html#comment-form

  If your family has Hungarian roots in what is presently now Slovakia, you may enjoy Lisa Alzo's blog. Lisa Alzo is a Slovakian researcher. She is also an author, a traveler, a lecturer and genealogy educator. She published Three Slovak Women in 2001. Her blog is chock full of her experiences in tracing her Alzo family as well as recipes, customs, cultural, the "Sojourn in Slovakia" series and news on anything Slovak. Since I discovered that my one -name- study surname is Slovak in origins, I pay attention to what she publishes. Do yourself a favor and set aside some time to read her blog at http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/

  The first Hungarian research blog I ever read is one of the original ones that started in 2007. It is still hopping and it's Lisa's http://100inamerica.blogspot.com/. Lisa writes about her Croatian and Hungarian families. Starting with a beloved great-grandmother, her writing is warm and wonderful as she traced her ancestry. Her stories never leave you. There is a very interesting one about how changing boundaries affect research (http://100inamerica.blogspot.com/2009/11/meimurje-meeting-place-of-rivers-and.html). Lisa has many quick guide sheets with internet genealogical links for Hungary, Croatia and Catholic research (available via her website).

  My favorite new blog find is Diane Ede's http://edesorbanfamily.wordpress.com/. Truly a love of labor as Diane has a voracious appetite for tracing her Hungarian heritage, some parts which are located in Romania, Croatia and even Serbia ( http://edesorbanfamily.wordpress.com/category/where/serbia/). She finds the most interesting things, such as her discovery of Hungary social history at google books or the story about August 29th is amusing or even ice hockey (see "Székelyföld télen)! The enduring portrayal about her family while visiting her Great-Grandmother is lovely. I am sure you will love this blog as much as I do.

  If you follow the history and facts about the military in Austro-Hungary, you really will enjoy reading Carl Kotlarchik's Austro-Hungarian Army records blog at  http://ahmilitary.blogspot.com/. Even if you are not that deep into the military, it's fascinating reading. 

  I religiously follow Elizabeth Pyle's Maine blog as she is a meticulous, thorough researcher. Lately, she has been covering a lot of territory in Hungary in her other blog called  jewishgenealogyjourney. I love how she takes the reader step-by-step as she works on her Handler family of New York City and elsewhere. She is a steadfast blogger, chronicling all the details and her discipline attracts a wide audience of readers. Her Hungarian research articles starts here at http://jewishgenealogyjourney.blogspot.com/search/label/Hungary.

  Was anyone aware that Julie Michutka, who is a teacher at the Boston Genealogical Certificate Program, also has a blog?  Saint Cross Upheaval is located at http://saintcrossupheaval.blogspot.com/search/label/Hungary and you can find the articles tagged under the categories of Hungary or Slovakia. She mentions some essential resources in those articles.

  John Kowal's does a lot of writing about his research with great descriptions at: http://kowalfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/. Check out all the ones tagged 'Slovakia' as some of his research dwells on the parts of Slovakia with the Hungary border changes.

  Last but not least, is Kathy Blazak Chastain. She has been blogging for awhile about her other lines but I really love her personal exploratory musings about her Hungarian ancestry at http://thefamilytreasurebox.blogspot.com/.  Please visit this one as there is a poignant story about all the research that lead to finding out what happened to little Joe Farkus ; it's in two parts.

  Other genealogists who include their experiences with Hungarian research in their blogs are : 

  1. Teresa Casteel who has 11 articles about her Hungary research at : http://tangledtrees.blogspot.com/search/label/Hungary

  2. Donna Peterson has been working on her husband's Hungarian ancestry at http://hangingwithdonna.blogspot.com/2013/03/fearless-females-sisters-from-hungary.html

  3. A different way of " blogging " about your Hungarian ancestry is through online scrapbooking as done by Amanda Grossman at : http://blog.shutterfly.com/13723/genealogy-photo-book-project/ . More about her scrapbook project at  http://www.frugalconfessions.com/frugal-genealogy/creating-an-inexpensive-family-heirloom-our-hungarian-genealogy-recipe-scrapbook.php

  4. The Veres Family at http://cindy-theveresfamily.blogspot.com/

  5.  Ginger found some of her records in Hungary : http://idogenealogy.com/blog/tag/rosenthal/

  6. Traveling, stamp collectors, some genealogy at : http://blog.hungarianstamps.com/

  7. Pamela Sabados writes about her Sabados family immigrants at: http://adventuringinancestry.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/point-of-origin/

  8. Schelly Talalay Dardashti's http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/search/label/Hungary has some Hungarian research news.

  9. Someone actually found family in one of my own ancestral villages at http://upinthetree.com/blog/2013/06/20/double-whammy-another-genealogy-jackpot/

  10. One of the earliest blogs I found with researcher's experience in Austria-Hungary was Amy Lenertz Colin's "case studies" approach in her WeTree blogspot. Read through the series called "The Search for Number 16” which starts here at http://wetree.blogspot.com/search/label/Jost

     There may be other Hungarian blog articles out there that I have not yet discovered. I would love to hear from you if you have one.