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Marczadon

Posted: 7 Oct 2003 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2004 10:45PM GMT
Anyone have any knowledge of a village called Marczadon (possibly Martzadon). This place is listed in the records of several of my relatives from the area around Somogyharsagy (Harsagy) in the early 1800's. I can not find it on any of my old maps or any of my finding aids.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Andy

Hungarian Village Finder has it!

Steve Nagy (View posts)
Posted: 8 Oct 2003 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Andy,

It's no wonder you have not been able to find your place since it was never a settlement or village but a puszta. Unfortunately most resources, and I have a good many, do not have the names of the really small places, however, that's what I love about the Hungarian Village Finder, Atlas, and Gazetteer for the Kingdom of Hungary (HVF). It has virtually every settlement, village, puszta, tanya, csorda...you name it that was in the old Austria-Hungary Empire.

Anyhow, according to my HVF on CD_ROM:
http://hungarianvillagefinder.com/cdrom/CD.html
the place you are looking for was actually called Márczadó puszta. It was associated with or belonged to the settlement, Zselickisfalud in the old Kaposvár Járás, Somogy Megye.

If you know where Somogyhárságy is and look straight north you will see Zselickisfalud. Márczadó puszta also spelled Mórczodó puszta was about 1/2 way between the two points. Since I don't know what maps you have, here's a couple of online links from Eötvös University, Department of Cartography:
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/somogy.jpg
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/maps/1910/gonczy/somogy.htm

If you're looking to try and trace down old records to build a family tree, you'll have to know what religion your ancestors were. If by chance they were Reformatus or Reformed, HVF shows that Zselickisfalud had a church there so you should be able to get the microfilms from your local LDS Family History Center. You can check here for those films:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermain...

If they were not Reformed but of another faith the HVF shows that Jewish folk went to Szenna for services and Roman Catholics went to Szentbenedek. You can check the same LDS website above for the church records from those villages/settlements.

Hope this helps,
Steve

Re: Hungarian Village Finder has it!

Posted: 8 Oct 2003 2:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2004 10:45PM GMT
Steve,

Thanks for your help. I have to get a copy of the HVF. I watch this message board and am amazed at how often you are able to help using that resource. I had relatives in Harsagy and am quite familiar with the area. They were Roman Catholics so I will take your recommendations and have a look at Zselickisfalud and Szentbenedek.

Cheers,

Andy

Re: Hungarian Village Finder has it!

Posted: 9 Oct 2003 12:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Dec 2003 4:45AM GMT
Szentbenedek seems to lie a bit too far away from Márcadó puszta to have been the parish for Roman-catholics. Perhaps it was, but if not, look for parishes nearer by (in case the ancestors were Roman-catholics).

Re: Hungarian Village Finder has it!

Posted: 9 Oct 2003 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Sep 2004 10:45PM GMT
Thank you Fritz, you make a good point. It is quite a distance. I will check it out and continue to investigate other options as well.

Cheers,

Andy
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