My husband shares 20 cM across 2 segments with one of his DNA matches. I wanted to figure out their relationship because the surname Ungi from the match’s pedigree chart was familiar to me. I had seen it on family records originating in Gyoma, Hungary where my husband’s paternal grandparents were born.
I was also curious because this 20 cM-match was a shared match with someone else, a 143 cM-match that I found several years ago – without using DNA.
I started with the 20cM-match’s pedigree chart. There was a great-grandmother (Ungi Juliánna) who died 7 March 1950 in Hahót, Hungary and had been born 29 years earlier (about 1921) in Gyoma. Eventually, I was able to make this diagram showing the relationship between my husband’s two matches.
I didn’t make a separate chart, but my husband and his 143 cM match are 2nd cousins once removed.
Here are the supporting documents I used to make the chart. (You will need to be signed into a free FamilySearch account to see these records) Names on the chart are in bold:
Gyoma Marriage Civil Registration, Page 102, Date 10 December 1898, Groom Ungi Zsigmond, born 16 August 1874, the son of the late Ungi Lajos and Kéri Juliánna. Bride Kéri Mária, born 25 March 1879, the daughter of Kéri István and Szalóki Zsuzsánna.
30 Mar 1879 Mária
29 Sep 1881 Susánna (Zsuzsánna)
03 Jul 1885 István
18 Jan 1890 János (died 26 Feb 1890)
Gyoma Civil Registration death record page 32, Line 191 29 October 1945 Kéri Mária, age 64, spouse Ungi Zsigmond, parents the late Kéri István and the late Szalóki Zsuzsánna. She died from liver cancer.
Gyoma Deaths Civil Registration Page 16, Line 80, Date 16 Aug 1955, Ungi Zsigmond, born 16 Aug 1874, Parents, the late Ungi Lajos and the late Kéri Juliánna, his spouse was the late Kéri Mária. He died from stomach cancer/liver metastases.
Gyoma Civil Registration death records, Line 5, Date 2 Jan 1922, Szalóki Zsuzsánna, 65 years old. Spouse- Kéri István. Parents- the late Szalóki János and the late Szalóki Juliánna. There is a note on the record. It simply says that her name was incorrectly written as “Kéri Zsigmondné” on one part of this death record when it should have been “Kéri Istvánné” which means Mrs. István Kéri. I will wait for another post to share information about Zsuzsánna’s parents.
02 Aug 1841 son Szűcs Mihály
19 Oct 1852 son István Line 306, parent Rác Mihály’s widow, Juhász Erzsébet. Note in margin states that István got permission to change his surname from Juhász to Kéri, the surname of his stepfather Kéri Mihály
14 September 1853 marriage record to the widower Kéri Mihály states that she was the late R. Szűcs Mihály’s widow. It should be noted that Kéri Mihály’s wife of nearly 24 years died just a few weeks earlier on 10 August 1853 during childbirth. You can read more about Kéri Mihály in my posts, 550 Godparents and 543 Arithmetic and Genealogy.
23 Sep 1854 daughter Kéri Lidia
Some of the information above I found a few years ago, but finding new tidbits of information about a cousin or ancestor is so exciting. I hope you can discover the thrill yourself!