Getting closer to your roots
There are many people out there who have Hungarian roots and left the country in the last two centuries.
Once called Greater Hungary the country stretched from the Adriatic sea to Galiczia and Ukrainian mountains and covered current Slovakian territory. Now the country is only one third of its original size but is right in the middle of Central Europe creating a melting pot for various cultures and religions.
Hungarian Jewish population has seen a revival after the fall of communism and it is the younger generations who teach the parents and grandparents about Jewish traditions, culture.
Our experienced energetic and very talkative genealogist, Karesz Vandor, was born in Hungary in the communist era and mastered his English and Russian skills besides Yiddish, Hebrew and German. He has been doing Hungarian Jewish genealogy for more than 11 years and has experience in taking people of Hungarian Jewish ancestry to their ancestrial places, villages and have translated thousands of almost-gone, heavily eroded tombstones for descendants eager to find more info about their ancestors.
He is also a well-known historian with several books published and this makes him a very credible researcher of Jewish Hungary.
Hungarian Jewish Genealogy
Hungarian Roots is the main genealogy research company for people with Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish roots, started by Karesz Vandor, a Hungarian Jewish genealogist in order to help people find their Hungarian Jewish roots in the region once called Greater Hungary. People of Hungarian Jewish ancestry aiming to get Hungarian citizenship can also turn to us if they need a Hungarian birth certificate for the application.
Jewish Ancestrial visits of Budapest
Come and see with your own eyes Jewish and non-Jewish parts of Budapest with our experienced genealogist to understand where your ancestors lived and how they lived. Taking this informative visit you will certainly get closer to your roots by comprehending how deep Hungarian Jews were integrated into the surrounding society of multicultural Budapest before and after the tragedy of the Shoah. He will take you to the locations your family was living in before leaving the country for a better life in a new continent or new land.
Karesz, reading Yiddish and Hebrew can surely accompany you to any Jewish cemetery of anywhere in Eastern Hungary. He has all the tools needed to read much-eroded or fallen stones that you would think you could not read any more. A big car with a huge, fully accessible trunk can easily accommodate a special mirror, ropes, wood clippers and other equipment used in locating old stones of ancestors. Most Jewish cemeteries in the area are overgrown with bushes so a good pair of boots is also needed if you want to take this adventure. But if your family came from Hungary, this is definitely something you simply should not miss from your to-do list.
Jewish ancestrial visits to countryside Hungary
Karesz, himself born and brought up in Eastern Hungary knows the Hungarian country and its Jewish past from his personal experience and can create any kind of ancestrial visits to any place in current Hungary or Slovakia, Ukraine.
You should not miss calling him if you are descendants of Hungarian Jewish immigrants and wanted to know more about the country’s Jewish past, present and future from a Hungarian Jews living in the country.
He can offer multi-pack services that go from researching your background to taking you to ancestrial villages and towns in the entire region once known as Greater Hungary. By hiring him you will surely get the most authentic Hungarian Jewish specialist of Jewish past and present.