Today’s assignment on the Icipici Edition of the Hungarian Living Podcast is for you to track down the birth and death locations of the people you listed in Part I. If you missed that assignment, here is a link to that first podcast in this series.
Recently, I have spent time looking around for the burial plots of deceased family members and it is incredibly easy to lose track of where people are buried. It happens quickly. Of course, I have never been a big one to visit cemeteries. I’m not sure, but it might be because I have always lived quite a distance from where my people are buried.
My grandmother had seven children all together, but only three lived to adulthood. I do know the cemetery the younger four are buried in, but I guess I want to know where in the cemetery they are. At this point, they are in unmarked graves. And, since they died when they were children, I never met them. Even though burying children was common back in those days, it was never was easy. The loss of these young ones definitely left some wounds in the family even if it was never formally discussed. So, as you are collecting names and birth places and death places, remember there may be some young ones that who lived their lives before you were born. Their names and details are a part of the fabric of your family and they are important to note. Where they are laid to rest also marks where the family lived during that time and that is also useful genealogy information.