About us

Hungarian Roots is the genealogy research company for people with Hungarian and Hungarian Jewish roots. Hungarian Roots was started by Karesz Vandor, an experienced Hungarian Jewish genealogist back in 2003. My goal is to help people find their Hungarian Jewish roots in the region once called Greater Hungary. My Hungarian Jewish genealogy area covers current-day Hungary, Slovakia, Transylvanian part of Romania, Subcarpathian Ukraine. People of Hungarian Jewish ancestry aiming to get Hungarian citizenship can also turn to me if they need Hungarian birth, marriage or death certificates for the application.

With the challenges we have been facing in the COVID-19 epidemic, I have decided to offer two new types of services. Please get in touch with to learn more about them:
– online genealogy consultation
– ancestral tours online

Hungarian Jewish Genealogy Research

The Greek word ‘Genealogy’ stands for ‘the study and tracing of family lineages and history’. But there is a lot more to it! Pale memories of small villages where your parents grew up. The smell of the temple or the shul, the flavors, memories of your grandparents telling you about their Hungarian Jewish background. Births, weddings, funerals. And of course, a lot of old, yellowish photographs with unreadable handwriting at the back…

I also run Hungarian Jewish Tours giving Jewish heritage tours in Hungary and Budapest. Being one of the most energetic and knowledegable Budapest Jewish guides I bring your closer to the past of Hungarian Jewry and your family. What I offer you goes far beyond a simple Hungarian Jewish family research! Your ultimate satisfaction is guaranteed by my enthusiasm, knowledge about Hungarian Jewish life, customs and communities.

What do you have to do if you are interested in my services? Just contact me via any of my availabilities and let me listen to your needs. I just need some information to be able to start: copies of birth, marriage or death records or names and dates.

Besides English, you can also write/call me in Hungarian, Russian and a bit of Yiddish, Hebrew or German.

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