In search relatives of my grandfather in Mezokavesd
I’m having problems locating living relatives of paternal grandfather Mihaly (Mike) Polik from Mezokavesd Hungary. Family Search ID #GSYM-NZ7. Also would like to find info on his first marriage.
My father knew nothing of his history including that his father was born catholic.
Cheryl Polik Fogg
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
You'll probably get better results if you spell it correctly: Mezőkövesd. (The place is ethnographically quite famous, for its embroidery and folk costume: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Maty%C3%B3_embroidery.)
Privacy laws mean that tracking down living relatives may be rather difficult, but it looks like at least Mike's youngest brother stayed local: his birth register entry has an addendum note of "128/1970" (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPXM-ZFC?i=71&cc=1452460), meaning he probably died in Mezőkövesd in 1970. Oh, and their sister Mária probably also died locally, in 1965 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PXS-97JJ?i=530&cc=1452460), but without knowing who (or if) she married, her "thread" may be nearly impossible to follow without some sort of local "informant".
(Unfortunately, the civil registrations for Mezőkövesd are only online up to 1908.)0
WOW, Thanks so much for your quick, productive response. This is exactly the type of information I was looking for.
Cheryl Polik Fogg0
This type of research is known as forensic genealogy and is a commercial service provided to consumers by heir search firms.0
I’m grateful for this group for the info and being able to avoid having to go to the forensic genealogy folks.0
If this research is to settle the estate of a deceased person, the standard of proof and documentation is far higher than FamilySearch can provide. Please contract with an heir search firm.0
Thanks, it’s not the case. Just for family.0