Monthly Archives: January 2012

A snapshot of Trebejov from the 1869 Magyar Census

On January 15, 1870, a census taker named Kalmány came to the small village of Trebejov in the region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire known as Upper Hungary. He was hired to collect information for the 1869 Magyar Census, an ambitious effort to … Continue reading

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The final chapter in the Bosakowski immigration story

In a series of earlier posts, I described how my grandmother Katarzyna Bosakowska was one of over a dozen family members who came to America in the early years of the 20th century in a classic chain migration. Katarzyna’s older … Continue reading

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Zeroing in on Jacob and Tillie Agin

A year into my little family history research project, I have made some progress in piecing together the story of my maternal great-grandparents Jacob and Tillie Agin. But there is still so much I don’t know. I know that Jacob … Continue reading

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The other Andrew Sabol

When I started researching my great-grandfather Andrew Sabol through census records, I kept tripping over another man with the same name, living in the same town and roughly the same age. To make things even more complicated, both men married … Continue reading

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Old obituaries yield new clues about my grandparents’ families

In the space of a year, I have made a lot of progress researching my mother’s side of the family. I have traced the ancestry of my maternal grandfather Harry Agin back to my fourth great-grandfather James Agin (1759-1836), a … Continue reading

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