13 September 2013


Today I learned a new word: Magyar!
I was researching my cousin's SOKSO line and came across the "native tounge" of Magyar.

Hungarians, also known as Magyars (Hungarian: magyar), are a nation and ethnic group who speak Hungarian and are primarily associated with Hungary.

My grandmother's sister was Mary Frances Kurenda. She married Andrew Sokso. Today I connected with one of my Sokso cousins. Andrew's parents were George and Mary Sokso, according to census records. Andrew was one of eight (8) children!

George and Mary immigrated in either 1902 (as per the 1920 census) or 1903 (as per the 1930 census). The later census showed their birthplace as being Austria and they both spoke Hungarian. Ten years earlier though, in 1920, the census reveals them as have been born in Hungary and their native tounge is Magyar.

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