I recently discovered the town in Hungary where my grandmother was probably born prior to the family emigrating to America in 1893. (See my earlier post, To Grandmother’s House We Go.) That town was Szabolcs, now known as Mecsekszabolcs. It is located just northeast of Pécs, Hungary.
Until now I’ve been able to get by researching my ancestors by reading records written in German, French and Latin. Hungarian records will be something new to me. First things first. How do I even pronounce Szabolcs?
I found a great website, Forvo.com. It’s a place you can hear words pronounced in their native language. If a word isn’t there, you can make a request for it. Individuals from all over the world, like yourself, volunteer to pronounce words in their native tongue. I highly recommend it to genealogists.
As for Szabolcs?