his family, one of the oldest Hungarian families, gave its homeland - and the world - many talented and accomplished people. There are many members of this distinguished family spread around the world, due largely to the political storms and the wars of the twentieth century, causing them to leave their homeland.
here are many interesting and authentic stories connected the Cholnoky family as well as some legends. Some members became well known in their homeland, while others became famous internationally in the fields of arts and sciences. Some came to tragic ends.
The creators of this website - members of the family - wish to collect data from other members, in order to try to bring all living members together.
ince we have the tools - the Internet - this goal may be within reach.
ll of us who carry this honored name may be proud of it and each other. Getting to know each other or even just knowing about each other might strengthen the feeling of belonging within members of family.
hus, two members got together and created this homepage to enhance the chances of bringing as many members of this family as possible closer together or - at least - helping them to find each other. These two are Dr Peter Cholnoky (physician) of Szombathely, Hungary and Dr Peter Cholnoky (engineer) of Budapest, Hungary.
ll members of the family, wherever located, are requested to respond by any means: e-mail, fax, telephone, or regular post. If they cannot do that they are requested to at least think of the family and us
f you receive this message, please inform as many other members as you can about the existence of this website homepage.
ur aim is to publish the information thus gathered in a systematic way by constantly enlarging the homepage. We would like to:
t last, but not least, who knows, perhaps we will organize a family jamboree for those who would like to meet other family members. (How many hundreds might attend?)
e think there are many Cholnokys living in the United States, most likely elsewhere as well. Some of these members may have been away from the land of their ancestors for several generations and are not too familiar with Hungarian as a language. Thus, we intend to have this homepage - and all updated parts of it - in English and Hungarian.
Please send written responses to:
e have prepared a family tree, included in this homepage. It will be updated and corrected as information flows in.