Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Hungarian Jewish Roots

I like genealogist-run websites that make available records otherwise inaccessible. Andras Koltai's Hungarian Jewish Roots fits the bill. Andras is based in Budapest and offers his research services to both English and Magyar speakers. His site gives a good overview of the extant records, and an honest appraisal of what information might be found. A short "pre-check" will be undertaken before any money changes hands, because, he says, charging for a wild goose chase "would make us feel rather uneasy." That one admission makes me feel less uneasy about recommending his services.