Dear oversea Relatives!
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Welcome on the homepage
of a Szelestey family from the Jaák clan!

Dear oversea Relatives!

In march 2011 we joined with our homepage to the increasingly bigger group which is trying to keep and broadcast the family’s, the bigger family’s strength and cohesion. In our depersonalizing and shallowing therefore apart falling world we’re trying to transmit the strength, wisdom and faith of the elder’s not only to our own family members but to our compatriots who are susceptible to this. In this belief am I inviting our visitors to view our site and to join in on a time travel with us.

Current events

The picture shows Charles Szelestey's pilot card from 1941

We warmly welcome to our newly-found family members live in the USA!

The picture shows Charles Szelestey's pilot card from 1941. His grandfather, Sándor his father, Nándor and his brothers Ferdinand and László crossed over the Atlantic Ocean from homeland to the land of new hope in August 1906. The family lived in Chicago for a short while before they bought a farm in Longasport (Indiana State). Ferdinand's descendants (Lorelie Szelestey) have been in contact for a few years now. In 2004, we wrote letters with Pál Dénes Szelestey's wife, Ilona Bendy. They left after the II. World War. Since then, unfortunately, the relationship has broken with both family branches and the pictures we have been waiting for are not coming to us. We hope that they all in good health!

His vocation hungarian, his job guardian of the past

The reason behind the creation of this site and my personal confession

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Period newscast about the 700 year old church

  • Whom God created Hungarian and is not patronizing his nation, is not an upstanding man!

    Count István Széchenyi

  • Have mercy, my God. I do not believe in You,
    I do not have anyone to talk to.
    And now, you are giving me the ultimate grace,
    That at least I pray.

    Ágnes Nemes Nagy

  • To this day everybody is looking for the pure source, the eternal origin,
    only it is covered with more and more slob and silt!

    Attila Szelestey P.

  • He who gets to knows himself, gets to know God

    Avicenna

  • The light only becomes a blessing in those who are also giving it others!

    Béla Hamvas

The respect and honor of the ancestors can never fade, we have to preserve and protect it, as the prehistoric man protected and preserved the fire. In this spirit with our slight strength, we the current descendants of the Jaák’s, are trying to hold a torch against the all-consuming darkness of the ever fading past.

Attila Szelestey P.

I would like to ask my fellow researchers to help me create a joint heraldic archive. The emblems are collected in the Family coat-of-arms subsite and can be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address. The archive can be freely used. Our goal is to make the dormant, drawer lurking family symbols again part of the public domain and part of our culture.