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From: "Kaye" <>
Subject: Genealogical Gazetteer of the Re: Slovenian grandparents
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 11:37:34 -0700
A new book has just been published titled "Genealogical Gazetteer of the
Kingdom of Hungary." It provides information about more than 12,000
towns within the 19th century borders of the Kingdom of Hungary that
today comprise regions of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia,
Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Ukraine. For each community, information
is provided for the population by religion. If there was no local church
or synagogue, the town where each congregation worshiped is indicated.
This is key to identifying the Roman Catholic diocese, the church of
record for the events of all faiths prior to civil registration in the
1850s. It is also useful in searching possible places of burial.
Additional information about each town includes alternate names and its
current name if no longer in Hungary. Towns can be searched
alphabetically by their current name, former name or alternate name(s).
The author, Jordan Auslander, spent more than five years compiling the
information which was based on the 1877 gazetteer, "Magyarorszag
Helysegnevtara" (Hungarian Gazetteer), by Janos Dvorzsak.
For additional information, go to
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/hungary.htm. At the site is the Table of
Contents, a sample page from the gazetteer, and a sample page from the
appendix which provides contemporary names for towns in the former
Kingdom of Hungary.
> My maternal grandparents came to the United States just after the turn of
the century (1900). My grandfather, whose Ellis Island records list him as
Franc Brodar, came in 1903 to Arkansas. My grandmother, Mary Bele, came a
year later, leaving my mother behind in the village of Smolenja Vas, which
is near Novo Mesto. My mother was conceived before my grandparents were
married in Arkansas. After they were married, my grandparents had three
children. They eventually moved to Montana where my grandfather worked in
coal mines, operated a meat market and eventually began homesteading. He
died in a fall from a horse-drawn wagon in 1924. My uncle and grandmother
sent for my mother, who came here in 1938 at the age of 35.
> I have been unsuccessful in searching for any information about my
grandfather, whose name in this country became Frank Bruder. I have had
several genealogical researchers in Slovenia try to find information on my
grandfather, but they were unsuccessful. I still have relatives in Slovenia,
but they, too, cannot find much.
> I know that my grandmother, Mary Bele, spent at least two years in Vienna
working as a maid for a Jewish family. I have been told that my grandfather,
too, spent time in Vienna working at different jobs. I could be wrong but I
have an idea that he served either in the military or as a policeman, which
leads me to believe that he might have been a gendarme.
> If anyone can lead me in the right direction (and I have checked many
genealogical Web sites) to find more information on either the Brodars
(Bruders) and/or the Beles of Slovenia when that country was part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, I would be immensely grateful.
> A friend and I are writing a book about my heritage and background, and
any information would be very useful.
> Thank you,
> James E. Oset
> Billings, Montana
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