худини!

It’s amazing how exponential something like a family tree project is. Naturally, it makes sense, given that the further back and out you go, the more people you reach. Such is the case with the Hudin Family Tree which is a site I built for trying to keep track of my family. I’ve seen how other people do it with books and slips of paper. But, that all stands to get lost over the years (note to self, backup website again.) Also, there is no way that everyone in the world can access it. My system brings everyone to me as opposed to the other way around.
This has turned out to be amazingly great. I’ve met the vast majority of the people in there because of the site. Had it not been for it, I would have never found distant relatives in Australia, Slovenia, and Austria. It’s the Australia connection that really is the point of this article, since the relative there give me a wealth of information that I’ve just now entered. I think it effectively added about 20% more information to the tree.
Unfortunately this is all the Kapetanić family and not Hudin (who are impossible to track down in general) but at the same time, it’s needed information which actually brought out an interesting fact that a good deal of the people in this family really are Hudin, but they didn’t take their father’s (Radosav, yeah, I know, odd Slavic name) last name to be crafty about things. So, I guess they actually are as related to me as any Hudin I run in to, it was just a direction I wasn’t expecting. I suppose that’s the reason you do these things, so that you can find out nifty stuff.
Some day I’ll track down the other three branches of my family, but I worry about getting overwhelmed. Just this bit has taken a great deal of time and I’ve not figured out how I’m connected to the fellows in the far north of Croatia and far east of Slovenia. By the way, the title says, “Hudini!” which just means Hudins in Slavicness.