First of all, sorry of my bad English, I didn't exercise for a long time so I will have some mistakes. Thank you! In the second line excuse me if I disturb you but you surely can help in a way after you will read my letter. My name is Ede Halaszy, and I was born in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) (Kolozsvar in Hungarian, because I am Hungarian living in Transylvania). I am 25 year, male. I am searching for my ancestors and my relatives, maybe with your help I could find some data to compile and draw up my genealogy tree. My father is Jozsef (Joseph) Halaszy and his parents come from Bodonkut (older name: Burjanos-O-Buda) a little village in Cluj (Kolozs in Hungarian) (older name Kolozs-Doboka) county from Transylvania, and my mother Ilonka (Helena) Bogacs whom parents come from Madarasi-Ciuc (Csikmadaras in Hungarian) located in Harghita (Hargita) county same in Transylvania (Szekler Land). My ancestors, I mean my great-great-grandfather comes from Hungary, near the Austrian border perhaps and has settled in the village mentioned above in the 1850s, but I don't know for sure the details. He was the public notary for an area including 7 villages and his name was n. Karoly (Carol) Halaszy. The letter n comes from the Latin word - nobilis - also the letter - y - from the end of the family name comes from the noble status. I found family names in the U.S. written as - Halaszyn - or - Halasz - or other spelling like Halas, Halasa, Halasza etc. So I don't know if they have some connection with my family. Much of my relatives write their names with an - I - instead of the - y - or others even truncated the name to Halasz. Many of my relatives back in the early 1900 has moved across the Hungary's border in Western Europe or in the USA as in Canada. So here they could be find possibly. That is why I am looking in this area too. Please help me in the next way: Write me your parents', grand- and great-grand parents' names, place and time of birth and marriage, place and time of death, brothers or sisters they had, eventually, the time they moved away from their originary place or migrated in other countries. It would be a great help for me if you could share with me some facts about your immediate family. I hope this could be a starting point in your searching. I have started a large and difficult task to find out my ancestors and obtain some legal papers and nice pictures about my big family whom ascending line, which is lost in the mist of the history. This is now my hobby till I can finalize this, after this it's an easy job to update all the information about the living relatives. My target is to write a brief monograph (book) on my family's story with a lot of data and picture and interesting facts about the coming place and the history during the time of my family. I would like to distribute some copies of my future book to those persons or relatives who are interested in it and to share with all the people about my findings and about a little other kind of history. Books about big historical families had been edited but I don't want to give such a big work to the people, but a little brochure-like book. This way I could enrich the folklore and ethnography of my country and of my nation (Hungarian). Hope you'll be able to understand me and would help me in some way. If you know some persons in your appropriate area where you are living matching my criteria please tell him/she about my purpose and let me know his/her e-mail address to get in contact with them. If you also know some organization that could help, support and assist this kind of work please let me know too. If you are interested also in this research concerning your roots in Hungary or Romania let me know maybe I can help you in giving some information or addresses where to search. If you are interested in Hungarian culture I can recommend you some great, colorful sites that would improve your knowledge about the searched topic. Thank you very much for reading this long letter and hope to contact me very soon with some useful information or request for yourself. Please visit my website at www.angelfire.com/eduschoka/index.html or write both on my addresses with carbon copy: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. I know I ask you much things. I am not able to pay for this information but this help of you would give both of us soul satisfaction to help each other in a way. As I told you above, this would be a great gift for my family and this work I would dedicate to my wife Tunde and son Tamas, my mother Ilona Halaszy, to my father Jozsef Halaszy whom would be very happy for this. Imagine your children doing this hard work and imagine the happiness that would give you with this monograph for your birth or wedding anniversary. If you also could help me with some photocopied or scanned materials, as pictures, documents, stories, birth-, first Holy Communion-, church confirmation-, marriage-, death certificates or medical records of this persons family, www ancestry file databases or city yellowpages containing the names mentioned above or related to those, please share with me on my e-mail or on my home address as follows: Ede Halaszy 3400, Cluj-Napoca Str. Trotusului nr. 5 bl. Y5 ap. 26 ROMANIA, Jud. Cluj EUROPE
God save you and give you happiness and healthiness!