My great-great-grandmother was Elizabeth Szilagyi, she was born 11 Feb 1853 (according to the obituary found in a Michigan newspaper). Her parents were listed on her death certificate as Teme Szilagyi and Ersebet Cauka. Elizabeth married Sgimond or Zsigmond Bertalan between 1872 and 1874 (census gives her age of first marriage as 20) in Hungary. Zsigmond died before 1910 because on the ship record for their son Imre, he lists his mother, the widow Zsigmond Bertalan.Elizabeth and Zsigmond…See More
These appear to be group wedding pictures. They all come from Perth Amboy, NJ which is where my great-grandparents Janos (John) Peto and Ester Stella Liska were married in 1905, but we have no idea who these people are.See More
This is Frank Mattes a photographer in Philadelphia, PA. He was born 14 Jul 1881 in Vesprod, Bacs-Bodrog, Hungary, he came to the US in 1906 and was naturalized in 1914. He married Magdalena "Lena" Teufel and they had a son names Frank Jr who was born in 1912 but died in 1915, and a daughter Anna Helen Mattes, born in 24 Jan 1917 who was still single and living at home in 1940. The last record I have found on Frank is his 1942 WWII draft card and he is still living in Philadelphia. What I…See More
On the back of this photo it says "The church where Lajos and others are." We aren't sure who Lajos or the others are and we don't know where this is located either.UPDATE: June 10, 2014 After viewing this picture some very kind soul did some research and found this Brooks House was the Brooks Settlement House in Hammond, Indiana. I did a quick search and found a Lajos Peto in…See More
It's been a really busy weekend so I'm pretty late getting this posted. In honor of Memorial Day, here's a soldier. I THINK this might be my great-grandfather's brother. Surname Peto or Petho.....Not sure though. See More
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
My dad would always draw family trees and so I've been interested from a young age. My mother's father and all her grandparents came over from Hungary in the early 1900s, but there's never been a lot of knowledge about them, so I've always wanted to know more.