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'''Magyar Polgári Anyakönyvek, 1895-1980'''
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection consists of vital records from Hungary for the years 1895-1980. The original records are maintained by each individual civil registration office (anyakönyvi hivatal); copies are made and submitted to the County Archives. The copies in the County Archives were microfilmed and subsequently digitized into the images in this collection.
  
== Record Description  ==
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Civil registration was instituted in Hungary on October 1, 1895 so that the government might have a record of vital events useful in compiling statistics about the people in Hungary. The records are bound volumes of pre-printed forms with event information recorded by hand. From 1895 through 1906, the forms are one page per event; beginning with 1907 each event occupies one row in a printed table, so there are multiple events recorded per page.  
 
 
This collection includes the years 1895-1980
 
 
 
The records are bound volumes of preprinted forms with event information recorded by hand. From 1895 through 1906, the forms are one page per event; beginning with 1907 each event occupies one row in a printed table, so there are multiple events recorded per page.  
 
  
 
'''The registration has two formats:'''  
 
'''The registration has two formats:'''  
  
*The pre-1907 format can be located by clicking on the Hungary Civil Registration link below.&nbsp;
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*The pre-1907 format can be located by clicking on the Hungary Civil Registration link below.
 
*The post-1907 format is located on this page.
 
*The post-1907 format is located on this page.
  
 
Both formats have valuable English translation guides to the records. An extract of these records has also been created and is being moved into the wiki article: [[Hungary Civil Registration, Birth and Marriage Extracts (Family Search Historical Records)]]  
 
Both formats have valuable English translation guides to the records. An extract of these records has also been created and is being moved into the wiki article: [[Hungary Civil Registration, Birth and Marriage Extracts (Family Search Historical Records)]]  
  
Civil Registration began in Hungary on October 1, 1895. The original records are maintained by each individual civil registration office (anyakönyvi hivatal); copies are made and submitted to the Municipal Archives in Budapest (Budapest Főváros Levéltára). The copies in the Municipal Archives were microfilmed and subsequently digitized into the images in this collection.
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1452460%2Fwaypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
 
 
Civil registration was instituted so that the government might have a record of vital events useful in compiling statistics about the people in Hungary.
 
 
 
Civil records are the primary source for research after 1894. They are generally correct as the event was registered by those who were eyewitnesses of the event.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Anyakönyvi Hivatal. Csongrád Megyei Levéltárban, Szeged.}}  
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[[Hungary Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content ==
 
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This collection contains birth, marriage, and death records. Birth and death constitute approximately equal portions of the collection, with marriage records making up a smaller part.
== Record Content ==
 
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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'''These birth records may contain the following information:'''
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=== Coverage Table ===
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For a list of the localities, record types, and date ranges included in this collection, refer to [[Hungary Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) Coverage Table]].
  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following list indicates potential information provided in these records. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all the listed information, as record-keeping practices varied greatly over time.
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'''Birth Records''' may contain: <br>
 
*Registration date and number  
 
*Registration date and number  
 
*Date and place of birth  
 
*Date and place of birth  
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*Additional remarks
 
*Additional remarks
  
'''These marriage records generally contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage Records''' generally contain: <br>
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Groom’s name  
 
*Groom’s name  
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*Additional remarks
 
*Additional remarks
  
'''These death records generally contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' generally contain:
 
*Registration date and number  
 
*Registration date and number  
 
*Date and time of death  
 
*Date and time of death  
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*Signatures of informant and registrar  
 
*Signatures of informant and registrar  
 
*Additional remarks
 
*Additional remarks
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.
  
'''To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>
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=== Search by Name by Visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460 Collection Page] ===
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page to return a list of possible matches. Compare the individuals on the list with what is already known to find the correct family or person. This step may require examining multiple individuals before a match is located.
  
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "County" category<br> ⇒Select the "Town or Registration District" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Date Range" category which takes you to the images<br>  
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=== View Images in This Collection by Visiting the Browse Page ===
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⇒ Select '''Browse through images''' near the bottom of the initial [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460 collection page] <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate '''County'''<br>
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⇒ Select the '''Town or Registration District''' <br>  
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⇒ Select the '''Record Type and Date Range''' to go to the images<br>  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1452460 Hungary, civil registration, 1801-1980]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}<br>
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Compare the information found on the images with what is already known determine if a particular record relates to the correct person. This process may require examining multiple records before the correct person is located.
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Hungarian. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Hungary Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Hungary Language and Languages]]
  
*Use civil birth records to verify date and place of birth as well as to provide names of parents and their respective places of birth and approximate year of birth. Only birth records 90 years old or older are made available by the Hungarian government.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Use civil marriage records to verify date and place of marriage and name of spouse as well as provide parents names for both the bride and groom. Only marriage records 60 years old or older are made available by the Hungarian government.  
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use civil death records to verify date and place of death as well as provide approximate year of birth, place of birth, names of parents and spouse. Only death records 30 years old or older are made available by the Hungarian government.
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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see below for assistance in citing this collection. Save or print a copy of the image if possible.
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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.  
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*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.
  
Research guides are available by clicking on the Hungary link below. It will also include "How to begin research", "Research Tools (incl. Common Hungarian Words)", and a history of Hungary.  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
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*Check for variants of given names and surnames; simple clerical errors were always possible. In addition, spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation. Individuals could also be listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name. For women, it was not uncommon to revert to a maiden name after the death of a husband.
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*Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Alternatively, try expanding the date range.
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*Search the records of nearby locations.
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*Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible.
  
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
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For additional help searching online collections see [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached&nbsp;[[Hungary Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Issues Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{Tip|Remember, there are restrictions as to which records are available for viewing. Only birth records 90 years old or older, marriage records 60 years old or older, and death records 30 years old or older have been made available by the Hungarian government.}}
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.bogardi.com/gen/g053.htm Hungary Civil Registration]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Hungary-Civil-Registration-1895-1980-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, plea se email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Hungary Beginning Research]]
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
*[[Hungary Civil registration]]
 
  
== Contribution to This Article  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Város Levéltár, Magyarország (City Archives, Hungary).}}
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
“Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1920,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 25 May 2012), Nógrád &gt; Balassa-Gyarmat &gt; Births (Születtek) 1909-1914 &gt; Image 49 of 325, Árpád Selmeczy, born 30 December 1909; citing Registry Office (Anyakönyvi Hivatal), Hungary Civil Registration, Csongrád Megyei Levéltárban, Szeged, Hungary.
 
  
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1895-1980
Languages: Hungarian
Title in the Language: Magyar Polgári Anyakönyvek
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of vital records from Hungary for the years 1895-1980. The original records are maintained by each individual civil registration office (anyakönyvi hivatal); copies are made and submitted to the County Archives. The copies in the County Archives were microfilmed and subsequently digitized into the images in this collection.

Civil registration was instituted in Hungary on October 1, 1895 so that the government might have a record of vital events useful in compiling statistics about the people in Hungary. The records are bound volumes of pre-printed forms with event information recorded by hand. From 1895 through 1906, the forms are one page per event; beginning with 1907 each event occupies one row in a printed table, so there are multiple events recorded per page.

The registration has two formats:

  • The pre-1907 format can be located by clicking on the Hungary Civil Registration link below.
  • The post-1907 format is located on this page.

Both formats have valuable English translation guides to the records. An extract of these records has also been created and is being moved into the wiki article: Hungary Civil Registration, Birth and Marriage Extracts (Family Search Historical Records)

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980.

Collection Content

This collection contains birth, marriage, and death records. Birth and death constitute approximately equal portions of the collection, with marriage records making up a smaller part.

Sample Images

Coverage Table

For a list of the localities, record types, and date ranges included in this collection, refer to Hungary Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) Coverage Table.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following list indicates potential information provided in these records. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all the listed information, as record-keeping practices varied greatly over time.

Birth Records may contain:

  • Registration date and number
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Child's gender and religion
  • Parents’ names and mother's age
  • Parents’ religion
  • Signature of informant
  • Additional remarks

Marriage Records generally contain:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s name
  • Groom's date and place of birth
  • Groom's religion and occupation
  • Groom’s parents’ names
  • Bride's name
  • Bride's date and place of birth
  • Bride's religion and occupation
  • Bride’s parents’ names
  • Witnesses' names and their residence
  • Additional remarks

Death records generally contain:

  • Registration date and number
  • Date and time of death
  • Place of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Deceased’s residence and occupation
  • Deceased's religion
  • Spouse’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Cause of death
  • Signatures of informant and registrar
  • Additional remarks

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.

Search by Name by Visiting the Collection Page

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page to return a list of possible matches. Compare the individuals on the list with what is already known to find the correct family or person. This step may require examining multiple individuals before a match is located.

View Images in This Collection by Visiting the Browse Page

⇒ Select Browse through images near the bottom of the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate County
⇒ Select the Town or Registration District
⇒ Select the Record Type and Date Range to go to the images


Compare the information found on the images with what is already known determine if a particular record relates to the correct person. This process may require examining multiple records before the correct person is located.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Hungarian. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see below for assistance in citing this collection. Save or print a copy of the image if possible.
  • 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?

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames; simple clerical errors were always possible. In addition, spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation. Individuals could also be listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name. For women, it was not uncommon to revert to a maiden name after the death of a husband.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Alternatively, try expanding the date range.
  • Search the records of nearby locations.
  • Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description, if possible.

For additional help searching online collections see FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, plea se email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Város Levéltár, Magyarország (City Archives, Hungary).}}

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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