The Polar Zone Weekly Vacation Wrap, July 19, 2013

We (me) are on vacation but that doesn’t mean posts can’t be scheduled ahead of time, with a weekly wrap!

Hungarian & U.S. News & Events in Review: For July 19th, 2013.

Chain Bridge Budapest

by Katalin G. Bultman (C) 2006

  • New Hungarian Genealogy & P.O.W. links:  I was very excited to come across this site, which had a multitude of links for those interested in genealogy.  Especially links to census, immigration, passenger manifests and forms to download in requesting information from various state, county, district and government organizations.  Index’s, volume, petition and soundex numbers are provided. Great advantage when narrowing down details needed to request copies of records.
  • Another asset to this site is the built-in translator, for translating names so they can be searched much easier.  In the section on Russia/P.O.W.’s and the Russian Front databases, it is just a matter of writing the name in English, then copying and pasting the translated version to the search engine.  This can provide the researcher with data on names (first and last), date of birth, place of birth, place of draft, rank, place of burial, and source info., etc.  One-Step Webpages by Steve Morse  This is a MUST visit website!!  For source information on P.O.W.’s & forced labor camps in Russia the direct link is:  Memorial International

In Hungary (Festivals & Events):

  • Vajdahunyadvar Summer Festival:  (Date: Jul 11, 2013 – Aug 8, 2013) City Park Vajdahunyad Castle)

Following scheduled performers:


  • WAMP, the Design Fair: (Date: Jul 21, 2013) at Erzsébet tér: Budapest’s biweekly design market, features creations by contemporary Hungarian designers. WAMP is held on Sundays. In December, WAMP changes its theme for the holiday season and the Christmas Design and Gastro. Fair features many great gift ideas for four weekends in a row.
  • Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix: ( Jul 26, 2013 – Jul 28, 2013) at: Hungaroring  The Formula 1 Magyar Nagydij is held at the Hungaroring Grand Prix Circuit, near the small town of Mogyoród, 18 km northeast of Budapest.
  • 6th European Universities Karate Championship: (Budapest, Hungary: July 18-21, 2013) The European University Sports Association (EUSA), the Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF) and the Organizing Committee, have the pleasure of inviting university teams of your country to take part in the 6th European Universities Karate Championship which will be organised in Budapest, Hungary between July 18 and 21, 2013.  All relevant information is published on EUSA.  website and on the official website of the event:
  • Zagar: (July 22, 2013-Monday) at: Zold Pardon (Rákóczi híd, budai hídfő (Neumann J. u. 2. Hungary)  Doors open: 20:00 Light Leaks Tour
  • Sun Festival 2013: Patak, Budapest, Hungary (Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – Sunday, July 28, 2013) Line-up: Cell, Asura, Nova, Circular, Cygna, Mahiane, Miktek, Eat Static Live, Kukan Dub Lagan, Snag The Sunshepherd,  DJ Shane Gobi, Ott, NASA, Anestetic, (Subject to change)
  •  Anthrax:  (Tuesday, July 30, 2013-Budapest, Hungary-Park Official)


  • 400,000 Hungarians took the citizenship oath so far: (Reports the Nemzeti Regiszter)  400,000 Hungarians living beyond the borders took the citizenship oath so far and became Hungarian citizens; this number will reach 500,000 at the end of this year  – said Zsolt Semjén, the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Hungarian communities abroad, at the opening of the sixth Carpathian Basin Hungarian Summer University.

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4 Responses to The Polar Zone Weekly Vacation Wrap, July 19, 2013

  1. magyarok27 says:

    Excuse me? Did I miss something here? A little lost!

    • magyarok27 says:

      (carefully wording my thoughts before I write)…(1) I really have no idea how long you have been blogging, I started a few months ago (May). (2) Do not understand the reference to “freebies.” (3) I’m responding out of common courtesy because I sent out a notice a week ago, stating I’m going on vacation and have “scheduled” posts in advance. If I have offended you in some way, you are more then welcome to un-follow. (shrugs)

  2. Much great information here, thanks for all the links!

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