NÃ³grÃ¡d is one of the nicest part of Hungary. Homokterenye is an old settlement, originally it was named "AtyahÃ¡za" (House of Father). Presently three villages built to each other: Homokterenye, JÃ¡nosakna and NÃ¡dÃºjfalu. Now the "new" settlement is named MÃ¡traterenye. I think, you can get help of the leader of the library of the town, named KÃ¼rti JÃ¡nosnÃ© (Mrs KÃ¼rti) You can write her by the e-address: firstname.lastname@example.org
, but I think, the snail mail would be better:
KÃ¼rti JÃ¡nosnÃ© KÃ¶nyvtÃ¡ros
Kossuth Ãºt 178
Also, you are lucky, because one of the leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was born in Homokterenye! You can write him on the way of the Hungarian Ambassy in Washington: 3910 Shoemaker Street,
NW Washington D.C. 20008 His name is: Dr. Gecse, Attila
(we write at first the surname in Hungary). You can write him, do not hesitate; the people of NÃ³grÃ¡d are usually very-very friendly...... :-) (and the ladies has very nice legs :-) ) Take a copy of this correspondence and send him like reference.
MÃ¡traszele is the neighbor village of MÃ¡traterenye, and VÃ¡raszÃ³ is a littlebit farer. Please. look at the map: http://lazarus.elte.hu/moterkep/mb.htm
, then click to letter M, then to the name MÃ¡traterenye. MÃ¡traszele will be left of it, VÃ¡raszÃ³ to right. You can see the detailed maps of these villages here:
Finally it looks like for me, that the surname (Family name we call in Hungary) was the PÃ¡l, and I found two PÃ¡ls in the phonebook of MÃ¡traterenye, and much of them are living in VÃ¡raszÃ³.
VÃ¡raszÃ³ has a little homepage
) where you can find the e-address of the townhall, also their address. The name of the major is: Szekeres ArzÃ©n.
Write them, but if you write by snail mail, do not forget the "Europe-Hungary"!!!
Here you can see thge near 1000 years old church of VÃ¡raszÃ³. http://syrius.elte.hu/varak/varaszote/varaszo.htm
Maybe your greatgrandfather told prayer here.........
What can I help you more?
Lajos Reich, Hungary, Budapest