Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Does pagan come from village?

The Latin word pagus means village.

The Latin word paganus means pagan.

Is this just a coincidence? Or are these words in etymological connection?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Creative and poetic parish priest - gems in a death register

One of our dear fellow genealogists, Miklós Békefi drew our attention to these special death register pages:

(Felsőszölnök, Hungary  1789)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Paleography tips - Nr. 1: How do I begin?

You are so happy to find an old document really containing the name of our ancestor! You can decipher that name. But how should the amateur researcher then start out to read the whole document?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays!

(Source: http://www.stillenacht.at)

We wish you Happy Holidays with this German

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Our new service: Abstract

Have you found some Hungarian, German or Latin historical text or manuscript that you can't read? Let us make its abstract! You can learn

Sunday, August 27, 2017