January 17, 2000
This site represents many families and surnames. I have found that many of the younger ones are especially interested. It seems they get a glimpse of a larger world that they are really a part of....they get a sense of...."I really am connected"....to this what seems to be such a disjointed world.
We begin with RATTAY, RATAJ, FILAKOVSKY, KUDELKA and JENNINGS. However I add information for all relatives including spouses of blood relatives. This allows our tree to be very horizontal as well as vertical.
I have accumulated 915 names and over 5000 text and photo files. Some of the other surnames included are BUBAK, KURTZ, MUELLER, HERNANDEZ, CANDELARIA, BEAVERS, CRUZ, HERRING, JOHNSON, JONES, QUINN, RIGELSKY...just to name a few. Will post all the surnames later on as this site developes.
If any of you want to view a particular tree or report in more detail than that which is provided on this site.....let me know and I can fax or mail it to you.
What I need is information. Please send me information on your spouses including parents, grandparents etc. Include dates of birth, location etc.
If you want, send your biography and I will not only post it on this site but will affix it to your Family Tree File.
Love to hear from you,
Matthew Andrew Rattay (Rataj, Filakovsky, Rigelsky, Kanka)
- Rattay, Rataj, Filakovsky, Rigelsky, Kanka (195 KB)
Kudelka, Jennings, Bubak, Mueller, Kurtz, Candelaria, Hernandez etc. Dont be afraid....give it a try. Let me know what you think and of any corrections.
- Rattay, Helen L. Circa 1937 (59 KB)
Helen L. Rattay nee Filakovsky. Husband of Matthew F. Rattay. Taken when she was about 17 years old.
- Rattay, Gerald M. circa 1949 (28 KB)
- Cresencia Pineda de Zamora Circa 1915 (45 KB)
Identified by Magda Candelaria
- Rattay: Matthew, Santa, Gerald, and Thomas 1948 (177 KB)
Christmas Photo taken at Valley Market Town, Van Nuys, California. I did not get a BB Gun that Christmas...Santa said that I would shoot my eye out.
- Rattay, Matthew A. 1947 (101 KB)
Taken at the Louise residence in Van Nuys,
California. What a happy baby!!!!
- Candelaria Relative (50 KB)
Can Anyone identify...who and when?
- Rattay, Joseph M., L.A.Times Article (790 KB)
Newspaper article written about Tarzana Glass and History of...
- Rattay, Joseph 1910-1971 (44 KB)
Oldest son of Joseph and Mary Rattay. Brother of Matthew F. Rattay
- Kudelka, Victor Circa 1928 (117 KB)
4th and 5th grade-Ross, Texas
- Potvorani, Veronica circa 1900 (143 KB)
Great Grandmother of Matthew A. Rattay. Grandmother of Helen L. Rattay nee Filakovsky and John F. Filakovsky. Mother of Andro Filakovsky, father of Helen and John Filakovsky.
- Kudelka Clan 1957 (243 KB)
Left to Right: Tony, Susan, Cindy, David, Phillip, Madelyn (she looks like she is a woman on a mission).
- Filakovsky, Andro and Magdelena (95 KB)
Grandparents of Matthew A. Rattay
- Kudelka, Victor 1944 (48 KB)
Army Photo of Victor Kudelka
- Kudelka/Cajovsky, William E. & Mary H. Circa 1910 (221 KB)
Victor Kudelka's Mother and Father
- Rattay, Corporal Matthew F. circa 1935 (80 KB)
This dog was captured by the enemy and even though it was torutred it never talked.
- Rattay Family 1963 (90 KB)
Back: Thomas, Matthew, Gerald. Middle: Matthew F., Helen. Front: Lisa and Joseph
- Jennings Clan circa 1928 (140 KB)
Cindy's Grandmother, Georgia Jennings. Smallest child is Lois, Cindy's mother.
- Kudelka Clan circa 1900 (240 KB)
Old Touring Car. These are great greats on Kudelka side. Email me if you want to know who they are.
- Rattay, Helen on Motorcycle September 2, 1938 (92 KB)
Taken in Quebec, Canada. The shadow in the foreground of this photo is my father, Matthew F. Rattay. They drove this 1937 Indian Motorcycle from New York City. Pretty cool.
- Rattay, Matthew F. Circa 1935 (206 KB)
My dad with hair
- Kudelka 1956 (29 KB)
Victor and Phillip Kudelka
- Kudelka, Phillip (35 KB)
World Famous Architect
- Rattay, Helen--Swim Suit Competitiona Circa 1938 (72 KB)
Correction this was taken Circa 1999.
- Rattay reunion 1954-Pittsburgh, PA (69 KB)
Mary Rattay nee Rigelsky; Sister Theonella (Cecelia); Mary, Phyllis, Helen. Middle: Matthew, Burt. Front: Joseph
- Candelaria, Jose E. and Ignacia Varela (147 KB)
Guadalupe Candeleria, nee Pineda Inlaws. June 8, 1963
- Rattay Family Portrait Circa 1922 (845 KB)
Standing L to R: Cecelia, Mary, Burt, Joseph. Sitting: Mary, Phyllis, Joseph, Matthew
- Rattay, Thomas E. Circa 1962 (46 KB)
Obviously taken during his stint in the Air Force. I am guessing at the date. Tom do you know?
- Filakovsky, John F. -Circa 1952 (128 KB)
With Magdalena and Andro Filokovsky (Mom and Pop)
- Rattay, Matthew F. (69 KB)
Circa 1937, New York City. 1937 Indian Motorcycle
- Rattay Cousins Circa 1974 (151 KB)
Back: Laura, Brigitte, Heather Front: Nicole, Zachary, Abigail
- Rattay Family at Enfield Avenue Circa 1949 (243 KB)
Helen, Matthew F., Mary Rattay--Back Row Gerald, Matthew, Thomas--Front Row
- Filakovsky, Andro and Magdelena Wedding 1914 (183 KB)
Wedding Portrait, 1914, New York City