Which financial institution did your ancestors leave your patrimony with?

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Names can have multiple spellings, variations, or middle initials. We encourage you to try different spellings and combinations of names and try using variations such as nicknames, middle names, and birth names. This increases your chances of finding a match, as the names may have been recorded differently over time.

Tips how to search

In the registration records, including registration documents, often contain discrepancies in name spellings due to factors like:

  • Recorder: The person recording the information might use their own spelling conventions.
  • Period: Variations in language and writing styles were common across different historical periods.
  • Origin: Names might be adapted to the language used in the document’s location.

It’s not uncommon for a single individual to have multiple recorded names. Examples include: Johannes/Janos/Jan/Joannes, or e.g. Rakoczi/Rakoczy/Rakocy, or e.g. Forgach/Forgacs/Forgac, or e.g. Raphanides/Raffanidesz/Rafanides. Additionally, second names like Anna Maria or Anna Carolina, or e.g. Yves Edgar might be present.

These variations stem from the limitations of the classical Latin alphabet in representing non-Latin sounds during the Middle Ages. Solutions like “ph = f,” “ie = í,” “eu = oj,” and “gy = ď” were used, further contributing to diverse spellings.

Searching Tips:

When researching historical records, be prepared to encounter various name variations. To maximize your search success, we recommend:

  • Verifying all available details in the records.
  • Trying different combinations of first and last names, considering the examples mentioned above.

By following these tips, you’ll increase your chances of finding relevant information about your ancestors despite the potential variations in their names.

If you are missing additional information about your ancestors, click on the link of our partners, e.g. MyHeritage or FamilySearch, where you can search for more information about your ancestors and then search again on our platform.

If you don’t find a match yet, it may be because you need to try other first and last name combinations, expand your search to include the names of other ancestors, or their account has not yet reached us. As our database changes due to new accounts entering it and some leaving due to expiration, it is important to keep searching.

If you find a match, click on the “Select” button and you will receive a contact for the relevant bank in your email, which you will contact and then communicate with. In order to identify you as an heir, the bank may demand from you e.g. registry records, death certificates, etc. You can get these from e.g. MyHeritage or FamilySearch.