Above is a Funeral Notice from Hungary. While attending RootsTech last weekend, I ran into a friend from Heatheridge 1st Ward, Kathy Hoffman, who now lives in Georgia. Finding this record was a real break through for her family history. She said the following: “This announcement is for Katalin Kiss, the widow (ozv) of Ferenc Szeniczey. Katalin & Ferenc are my third great grandparents. We were able to connect this announcement to our family because of all the relatives listed on the bottom. You will see the names Vera and Bela Bloch. Bela was my grandfather. The information on this announcement allowed us to connect to hundreds of other names through other announcements in this collection. You can browse through other images and find some really beautiful ones, as well as some with many, many names on them. It is a real treasure trove for anyone with ancestors in the Budapest area (like me)!!!”
Doesn’t she sound so excited. The reason I wanted to share this record with you is to show you in the video below what you can do if are helping a ward member whose ancestors come from a different country.
Note: I didn’t show you the right way to translate in Google Translate on the video. Make sure on the left side you put what language it is in, and on the right side what language you want it translated to.
Ask ward members what country they need help in, and see if you can figure out what records the church has indexed on FamilySearch.org and look at the Research Wiki for a Word List to help with the language.