In addition to continued stories of the Ujlaki and related families from today's Međimurje region of Croatia (formerly Hungary's Zala County), 100 Years in America readers will find a new focus on another set of families and another area of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Tóth, Németh and Nagy families from Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County in northeastern Hungary became related by marriage to the Ujlaki family after their arrival in America a century ago. They came from the towns of Gelej, Keresztes (or Mezőkeresztes), and Korlat in the mountainous region of Hungary near what is today the border of Slovakia. I'm looking forward to digging further into this side of the family, thanks in part to the nice list of linked sites on János Bogárdi's Radix: a great online source for Hungarian genealogy.
Thanks to a mention of 100 Years in America on the Radix Log - Hungarian Genealogy News Blog, I was reminded of the myriad of good starting places at the Radix site, including a Hungarian place locator and index, and a Hungarian surname index. Radix Forum is an online discussion forum for communication with other Hungarian genealogy researchers. I had lots of fun at a new feature linked to the Radix site: the Topographical Postcards Index. It gave me a nice glimpse into various towns surrounding the areas where my ancestors lived.
If you have Hungarian ancestry and are looking to get started learning about your family's heritage, Radix is a great place to begin for help on a trip back to your Hungarian roots, no matter which side of the Kingdom of Hungary you may find them. I'm looking forward to traipsing back and forth across the land of St. Stephen in the continued search for my heritage. See you there!