Social Networking and my Ancestors
Through family records my aunt left to me after her death, I knew where my fathers parents were born . I checked the Internet for phone books in Hungary and found that there were families with our surname still residing in the village. By writing a letter to a random man with the name I was lucky to hit a bullseye and found we were related . After learning information about his family in Hungary I was lucky to find his son on Facebook. We communicated online, exchanged stories and photos . Finally, after a few months I took a trip to Austria and Hungary to see the places my family originated. It was one of the most exciting and emotional experiences in my lifetime. The following year my cousin came to stay with me in Pennsylvania and he was thrilled to see where his relatives lived in the US.