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Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1636-1895
Languages: Hungarian, German, Latin
Title in the Language: Magyar Katolikus Egyházi Keresztelési Anyakönyvek; Ungarn, Katholische Kirchenbücher
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National Archives of Hungary Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes baptism/christening records from 1636 to 1895. The text of these records varies among Latin, Hungarian, and German. Earlier records hold less information than more contemporary records. Church records were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for genealogical research in Hungary. They are the property of the state and are stored in the archives of the various Hungarian counties of the National Archives of Hungary [Országos Leveltár] in Budapest.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Hungarian, German, Latin. For help reading these records see the following guides:

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism

  • Child's name
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Names of parents
  • Names of godparents
  • Residence

Marriage

  • Name of bridal couple
  • Ages
  • Names of father or both parents
  • Date and place of marriage

Burial

  • Name of deceased
  • Age or date of birth
  • Residence
  • Name of spouse or parents

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The county or diocese where the birth or baptism occurred
  • The name of the person at the time of the event
  • The approximate event date
  • The event place

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Note that family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Hungary.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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