About us

Hungarian Roots is the genealogy research company for people with Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish roots, started by me (Karesz Vandor) in 2003. I am an experienced Hungarian Jewish genealogist. Clearly, my goal is to help people find their Hungarian Jewish roots in the region once called Greater Hungary. Therefore, my Hungarian Jewish genealogy area covers current-day Hungary, Slovakia, part of Romania, Subcarpathian Ukraine.

People of Hungarian Jewish ancestry aiming to get Hungarian citizenship can also turn to me. If you need Hungarian birth, marriage or death certificates for the application, I can help you.

As a professional genealogist, I try to attend all IAJGS conferences to meet with colleagues and share my expertise with others. For this reason, I have spoken at the following conferences: 2014 (Salt Lake City), 2015 (Jerusalem), 2016 (Seattle), 2018 (Warsaw) and 2019 (Cleveland). I have been a guest speaker of the JewishGen Hungarian Special Interest Group (H-SIG).

Hungarian Jewish Genealogy Research

‘Genealogy’ stands for ‘the study and tracing of family lineages and history’. But there is a lot more to it! Such as pale memories of small villages where your parents grew up. The smells, flavors, memories of your grandparents telling you about their Hungarian Jewish background. And of course, a lot of old, yellowish photos with unreadable handwriting at the back…

I also run Hungarian Jewish Tours giving Jewish heritage tours in Hungary and Budapest. What I offer goes far beyond a simple Hungarian Jewish family research! Thus, your ultimate satisfaction is guaranteed by my enthusiasm, knowledge about Hungarian Jewish life, customs and communities.

Just contact me via e-mail or phone and let me listen to your needs. I just need a bit of information to start. A couple of dates and names, places are enough.

Besides English, you can also write me in Hungarian, Russian. And I also speak a bit of Yiddish, Hebrew or German.

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