Friday, February 19, 2010

Follow Friday - 19 Feb 2010

This Friday, I want to highlight a new and promising blog. It's called Growing Up In An Italian Family by my friend Nuccia. In her blog she'll talk about growing up in a typical Italian family and compare it to how it's influenced her life today.. including some of her genealogy along the way! She so far has written six entries in the past week and although I don't have Italian ancestry, she has definitely roused my interest. She has already written about her parents, the bedrock of her family, and also included a conversation with her parents from a few years ago.. which is hilarious to say the least. She definitely has me aching for an Italian grandmother, just to be a part of the Italian wit and entertainment myself!

I'm looking forward to reading more and more, Nuccia!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hungarian Marriage Project Update: 17 Feb 2010

I've finally finished indexing (or re-indexing) the Reformed parish of Tiszadob. I had previously indexed the town several years ago, but that index only contained minimal information.. the names of the bride and groom. The new index now contains page numbers, entry numbers, ages, parents and everything else that fit into the new format for my indexing.

The total count of marriages in Tiszadob from 1786 to 1895 is 2,202. With Tiszadob being added to the Hungarian Marriage Project, the total number of marriages currently in the database is over 7,500.

If you have digitized parish records for Hungary, please consider contributing them to the purpose of the Hungarian Marriage Project. Time and funds will allow me to only get so much done, but sharing your parish records will greatly increase the speed of marriages added to the database. If you have Hungarian parish records on loan at your local FHC, consider scanning 10 to 20 pages in a sitting and submitting them to help the Hungarian Marriage Project. The more help I receive, the more we can all help each other!

If you would like to help index marriages, please contact me. I will send you the Excel template and a view guidelines to follow while you index.

I hope everyone's researching is going well!