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Microhistory: Being a mother – exhibition in the Hungarian Natural History Museum

2019-01-24T10:12:44+00:00

Microhistory: Being a mother - exhibition in the Hungarian Natural History Museum   As genealogists, we would like to know the whole lives of our ancestors, we would like to imagine how, in which circumstances they could have lived. This way the data turn into real life humans in front of our eyes. The temporary exhibition in the Hungarian Natural History Museum helps us just in this point: it discloses the fate of single people through births. Of course we know that neonatal mortality was high, but it is still staggering to read that Joseph Weiskopf, a tanner living in Vác in [...]

Microhistory: Being a mother – exhibition in the Hungarian Natural History Museum2019-01-24T10:12:44+00:00

Reading Latin

2019-02-15T11:03:11+00:00

Reading Latin You are eager to research your family tree. Perhaps you have already found or plan to search for your Christian ancestors in church registers written in Latin. Maybe you have already found your ancestors in the searchable database of Familysearch, in the vital records collections on Ancestry or any local database by searching for their surname. If the entry is indexed, you may have the full name, location and date. But did you look at the record itself? Is it indexed correctly? Not always! (Did you know that indexing volunteers often don't speak the language of the records [...]

Reading Latin2019-02-15T11:03:11+00:00

Paleography tips – #1: How do I get started?

2018-10-02T07:08:07+00:00

Paleography tips –  #1: How do I get started?   You’re thrilled to have finally found an old manuscript containing the name of your ancestor! But now that you’ve deciphered that one name, you are faced with the question: how should an amateur researcher tackle the rest of the document? […]

Paleography tips – #1: How do I get started?2018-10-02T07:08:07+00:00
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