Smallest Leaf's Tree

This blog is a celebration of my Hungarian and Croatian heritage. Several branches of my family find their roots in the former Austria-Hungary: specifically today's Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary and today's Međimurje region of Croatia (formerly Zala County, Hungary).

These families arrived in the United States about 100 years ago and settled in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

I am currently researching the following surnames:
  • Bedenica or Bedenices
  • Bence or Bencze
  • Cintula
  • Globlek or Globlic or Globlić
  • Gregory
  • Gres
  • Helm
  • Nagy
  • Németh
  • Simon
  • Tóth
  • Ujlaki or Ujlaky or Ulaky
  • Vidakovic
You may have noticed while reading that the surnames are spelled differently in different places on this blog. At different times what originated as Ujlaki became Ujlaky and then Ulaky. Bence, which is listed on the family tombstones in Legrad, has also been spelled Bencze and with other small variations. None is incorrect, it is just the nature of the time in which these families lived and their migration to an English-speaking world.

Visit me at Small-leaved Shamrock to read about my railroading, coalmining Pennsylvania Irish branch of the family, and at A Light That Shines Again for information about my Irish-famine-immigrant Boston branch of the family.

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