- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com, "Jan Snodgrass" <janastrox@s...>
> Searching for family of Elizabeth MOLNAR FORIZS. Came to US fromIt is extremely difficult to do research in Romania.
> Marghita Hungary (now Romania) abt 1913/1914 with family. Husband's
> name Joseph FORIZS b; Bihary? Hungary.
If you write the Romanian Archives in Bucharest, they probably
will never reply to your query.
Romanian is a Romance language (i.e. French, Italian,Spanish,
and Portuguese) and not a Slavic language (neither is Hungarian)
Two places called Biharia are located in Romania.
You want Biharia located 275 miles NW of Bucharest and
located just over the current Hungarian border near Oradea,
WW I began in August 1914 in Europe.
At peace treaty (1919), Romania received a strip of the Hungary -
from Szeged past Debrecen, plus Bukovina, the Banat, and Transylvania
for switching to the Allied side.
Marghita (Margitta) is located about 20 miles NE of
(In Romanian, the letter gh is pron like g in English word
18 surname Forizs are listed in the U.S. Social Security Death Index.
(In Hungarian, the letter zs is pron. s)
Molnár means (grain) miller in Hungarian.
Probably 25,000-30,000 surname bearers just in Hungary.