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Who is this site for?
This site will be of interest to researchers tracing their roots in Austria or Hungary who will find a selection of articles related to their genealogical research. (Articles may be downloaded or printed for your own use but may not be published elsewhere without my permission. If you have a web site of your own, feel free to link to this site.

What do you get

What you do not get
No professional services are offered, and inquiries will not receive a response. There simply is not enough time for those kinds of courtesies. So please do not ask. Recognizing that some people require hired help, some suggestions on how and where to find professional genealogists for hire are discussed elsewhere on this site.

Who is Felix G. Game?

  • He is a former professional genealogist and translator whose specialty was Austria and Hungary.
  • Published author of a 550 page hard cover family history.
  • Author of a few dozen articles touching on Austro-Hungarian genealogy research. Most of the articles can be found on this site.
Portrait of Felix G. Game
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Table of Contents

Articles  by Felix G. Game
  • Hungary's ethnic German farmers around 1800. Part I: Their Homes.
  • Hungary's ethnic German farmers around 1800. Part II: Their Economy.
  • Research - Contact - Encounter. My trip to Hungary in 1994 to meet the "cousins".
  • A Hungarian Halloween? Folklore about Luca and village tradition.
  • Preponderance of Evidence. Which of two girls with identical names is the correct one?
  • Genealogical Number Crunching. Distribution of sexes at birth and child mortality.
  • Hungarian Roots in China. About the Ugars in Xinjiang province.
  • Nobility in your tree?   Basic concepts, what to watch for, and available resources.
  • Hungarian Military Service. Who could be exempt, and who had to go.
  • Corresponding with Hungary. DOs and DON'T s.
  • Unusual names for the 12 months.
  • Caveat Emptor. Buyer beware.
  • Consular Services. Services and fees of the Hungarian Consulate.
  • German Migration to Hungary.
  • Write your Family History- Part  I - The WHAT .
  • Write your Family History- Part II - The HOW .
  • Budaörs, historical Background.
  • Budaörs, Customs: Religion and Superstition.
  • About Language Difficulties.
  • Why Did They Want to Emigrate?
  • Art appreciation as a tool to flesh out family histories.
  • Is there a WW1 Flyer in your tree?

    Articles contributed by visitors

  • History of Podbiel Translated from Slovak by Marge Van Lierde from Pavol      Caplovic's book Podbiel on the 400th year of its existence.

    Links  of interest to Austro-Hungarian researchers.

    Things you may want to know when looking for a genealogist for hire.

    Standards of Research.

  • Professional services
  • Susan LeDuc,C.G.R.S. (Contact for US research).
  • Occupation babies European children searching for their American fathers. Austrian FlagGerman Flag
  • Besatzungskinder Deutsche und österreichische Kinder suchen ihre amerikanischen Väter.


  • Genealogy-related, and Nautical books looking for a new home.
  • The Game Ancestry  - See the second edition taking shape before your eyes at

    Bits and Pieces

  • Hungarian ShieldHungary's County Names
  • Hungarian ShieldHow far to church?
  • Hungarian ShieldHard to find Hungarians?
  • Austro-Hungarian FAQs

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