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==Country Information==
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Hungary is a country in Central Europe bordered by [[Austria Genealogy|Austria]], [[Slovakia Genealogy|Slovakia]], [[Ukraine Genealogy|Ukraine]], [[Romania Genealogy|Romania]], [[Serbia Genealogy|Serbia]], [[Croatia Genealogy|Croatia]], and [[Slovenia Genealogy|Slovenia]]. From the eighteenth century to World War I it belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The official language is Hungarian.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hungary," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary, accessed 23 March 2016.</ref>
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The lands of Hungary contributed great numbers of people to the waves of European Emigration from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. These were not just Hungarians, but also Romanians, Germans, Jews, Slovaks, Ukrainians, Serbs, and Croats. Many settled in the United States, Canada, and Australia where, generations later, their descendants now begin the task of seeking their Hungarian heritage.
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<h3>Getting Started with Hungary Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Hungary research.
== Getting started with Hungary research  ==
 
 
 
Welcome to the Hungary page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Hungary page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Hungarian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Portal:Get started with this site|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Hungary Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:National Archives of Hungary in Budapest.jpg|thumb|right|329px]]
 
 
 
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*[[Hungary Beginning Research|Beginning Hungarian Research]]  
 
*[[Hungary Beginning Research|Beginning Hungarian Research]]  
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*[[Hungary Finding Town of Origin]]
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*[[Research in Greater Hungary|Research in Greater Hungary]]
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*[[Germans from Russia|Germans to Russia]] - German-speaking citizens moving to Eastern Europe
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<h3>Hungary Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Hungary research.
 
*[[Hungary Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]  
 
*[[Hungary Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]  
*[[Hungary Websites|Websites]]  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Hungary.pdf Research Guide for Hungary by FHL]
*[[Hungary Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
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*[[Hungary Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
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*[[Hungary Websites|Hungary Websites]]  
  
*[[Research in Greater Hungary|Research in Greater Hungary]]
 
  
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[[Image:Lake Balaton.jpg|thumb|right|329px]]
 
 
 
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Hungary is a country in the Carpathian Basin of Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. To read more about Hungary see [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hu.html The World Factbook] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary Wikipedia]
 
  
== Did you know?  ==
 
  
[[Image:Coat of Arms of Hungary.png|thumb|left|89px]]  
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{{Click|Image:Hungary_ORP.png|Hungary Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Genealogy_Research_Groups]]
  
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==Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Hungary==
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*Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the '''local level.''' To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
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*If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, [[Hungary Finding Town of Origin|'''Hungary Finding Town of Origin,''']] to search a variety of records that might provide that information.
 
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Many people want to find out from where their ancestors have started their journey which has brought them, very often after tremendeous difficulties and often tragedies, to their present home. Read more about [[Research in Greater Hungary]]...
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== Hungary Clickable Map ==
 
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== Historic Counties of the Kingdom of Hungary ==
 
 
 
The following 71 counties of the Kingdom of Hungary existed between 1876 and 1914:
 
  
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== Counties  ==
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As of 1950, Hungary contains the following counties:
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*[[Bács-Kiskun County, Hungary Genealogy|Bács-Kiskun]]
*[[Portal:Alsó-Fehér|Alsó-Fehér]]
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*[[Baranya County, Hungary Genealogy|Baranya]]
*[[Portal:Arad|Arad]]
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*[[Békés County, Hungary Genealogy|Békés]]
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*[[Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary Genealogy|Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén]]
*[[Portal:Bács-Bodrog|Bács-Bodrog]]  
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*[[Capital City of Budapest, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun, Hungary Genealogy|Capital City of Budapest]]
*[[Portal:Baranya|Baranya]]  
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*[[Portal:Bars|Bars]]
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*[[Csongrád County, Hungary Genealogy|Csongrád]]
*[[Portal:Békés|Békés]]  
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*[[Fejér County, Hungary Genealogy|Fejér]]
*[[Portal:Belovár-Körös|Belovár-Körös]]  
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*[[Győr-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary Genealogy|Győr-Moson-Sopron]]
*[[Portal:Bereg|Bereg]]
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*[[Hajdú-Bihar County, Hungary Genealogy|Hajdú-Bihar]]
*[[Portal:Beszterce-Naszód|Beszterce-Naszód]]
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*[[Heves County, Hungary Genealogy|Heves]]
*[[Portal:Bihar|Bihar]]  
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*[[Portal:Borsod|Borsod]]
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*[[Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, Hungary Genealogy|Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok]]
*[[Portal:Brassó|Brassó]]
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*[[Komárom-Esztergom County, Hungary Genealogy|Komárom-Esztergom]]
*[[Portal:Csanád|Csanád]]
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*[[Nógrád County, Hungary Genealogy|Nógrád]]
*[[Portal:Csík|Csík]]
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*[[Pest County, Hungary Genealogy|Pest]]
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*[[Somogy County, Hungary Genealogy|Somogy ]]
*[[Portal:Esztergom|Esztergom]]
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*[[Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, Hungary Genealogy|Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg]]
*[[Portal:Fogaras|Fogaras]]
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*[[Tolna County, Hungary Genealogy|Tolna]]
*[[Portal:Gömör-Kishont|Gömör-Kishont]]
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*[[Vas County, Hungary Genealogy|Vas]]
*[[Portal:Győr|Győr]]  
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*[[Veszprém County, Hungary Genealogy|Veszprém]]
*[[Portal:Hajdú|Hajdú]]  
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*[[Zala County, Hungary Genealogy|Zala]]
*[[Portal:Háromszék|Háromszék]]
 
 
 
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*[[Portal:Heves|Heves]]
 
*[[Portal:Hont|Hont]]
 
*[[Portal:Hunyad|Hunyad]]
 
*[[Portal:Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok|Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok]]  
 
*[[Portal:Kis-Küküllő|Kis-Küküllő]]
 
*[[Portal:Kolozs|Kolozs]]
 
*[[Portal:Komárom|Komárom]]
 
*[[Portal:Krassó-Szörény|Krassó-Szörény]]
 
*[[Portal:Lika-Krbava|Lika-Krbava]]  
 
*[[Portal:Liptó|Liptó]]
 
*[[Portal:Máramaros|Máramaros]]
 
*[[Portal:Maros-Torda|Maros-Torda]]
 
*[[Portal:Modrus-Fiume|Modrus-Fiume]]
 
*[[Portal:Moson|Moson]]
 
*[[Portal:Nagy-Küküllő|Nagy-Küküllő]]
 
*[[Portal:Nógrád|Nógrád]]  
 
*[[Portal:Nyitra|Nyitra]]
 
*[[Portal:Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun|Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun]]
 
*[[Portal:Pozsega|Pozsega]]
 
*[[Portal:Pozsony|Pozsony]]  
 
*[[Portal:Sáros|Sáros]]
 
*[[Portal:Somogy|Somogy]]  
 
*[[Portal:Sopron|Sopron]]
 
*[[Portal:Szabolcs|Szabolcs]]
 
 
 
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*[[Portal:Szatmár|Szatmár]]
 
*[[Portal:Szeben|Szeben]]
 
*[[Portal:Szerém|Szerém]]
 
*[[Portal:Szepes|Szepes]]
 
*[[Portal:Szilágy|Szilágy]]
 
*[[Portal:Szolnok-Doboka|Szolnok-Doboka]]
 
*[[Portal:Temes|Temes]]  
 
*[[Portal:Tolna|Tolna]]  
 
*[[Portal:Torda-Aranyos|Torda-Aranyos]]
 
*[[Portal:Torontál|Torontál]]
 
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*[[Portal:Veszprém|Veszprém]]  
 
*[[Portal:Zágráb|Zágráb]]
 
*[[Portal:Zala|Zala]]
 
*[[Portal:Zemplén|Zemplén]]
 
*[[Portal:Zólyom|Zólyom]]
 
  
 
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==Historic Counties of Hungary==
 
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After 1876 (or 1881 for Abaúj-Torna and Krassó-Szörény), the Kingdom of Hungary contained the following 63 counties:  
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== Related Content  ==
 
 
 
Hungarians who departed Europe may be in emigrant departure lists—see the [[Hamburg Passenger Lists|Hamburg Passenger Lists]] Wiki article. Germans-speaking citizens of Austria-Hungary who moved to Eastern Europe are discussed in the [[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] Wiki page.
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
The Family History Library has produced a [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/Rg/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=WLHungarian.ASP Hungarian Word List]. It is best used by English-language speakers. It can be used online or printed in .pdf format.
 
 
 
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*Emigration and Immigration
 
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*Genealogy
 
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*Historical Geography
 
*[[Hungary History|History]]
 
*[[Hungary Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*Land and Property
 
*[[Hungary Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
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*[[Hungary Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Hungary Names Personal|Names Personal]]
 
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*[[Abaúj-Torna County, Hungary Genealogy|Abaúj-Torna ]]--now split between Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary, and Košice Region, Slovakia.
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*[[Arad County, Hungary Genealogy|Arad]]--In 1920, Most went to Romania—small southern part wen to Békés.
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*[[Bács-Bodrog County, Hungary Genealogy|Bács-Bodrog]]--In 1918, Northern 15% went to Bács-Kiskun, 85% went to Yugoslavia
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*[[Bars County, Hungary Genealogy|Bars]]--Became Tekov County, Slovakia
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*[[Bihar County, Hungary Genealogy|Bihar]]--now mostly in northwestern Romania (as Bihor County), and a smaller part in Hajdú-Bihar County, eastern Hungary.
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*[[Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary Genealogy|Borsod]]--merged into Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén.
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*[[Csanád County, Hungary Genealogy|Csanád]]--divided between Békés, Csongrád, and Romania (county of Arad, Romania).
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*Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kis-Kun--The present county of Pest was formed after World War II, when the former county Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun was split in two parts (the other part is within present-day Bács-Kiskun).
  
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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[[Image:Hungarian Parliament.jpg|right|165px|Hungarian Parliament.jpg]]
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=hungary Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927145?region=Hungary Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=hungary Family History Center locator map]
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*[[Hungary Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library|Reference Aids Overview at the Family History Library]]
  
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Latest revision as of 00:10, 9 July 2018

Hungary Research Topics
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Beginning Research
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Hungary Background
Local Research Resources
Europe
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Guide to Hungary ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information

Hungary is a country in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. From the eighteenth century to World War I it belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The official language is Hungarian.[1] The lands of Hungary contributed great numbers of people to the waves of European Emigration from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. These were not just Hungarians, but also Romanians, Germans, Jews, Slovaks, Ukrainians, Serbs, and Croats. Many settled in the United States, Canada, and Australia where, generations later, their descendants now begin the task of seeking their Hungarian heritage.

Getting Started with Hungary Research

Links to articles on getting started with Hungary research.

Hungary Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Hungary research.



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Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Hungary

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, Hungary Finding Town of Origin, to search a variety of records that might provide that information.


Hungary Clickable Map

Borsod-Abaúj-ZemplénSzabolcs-Szatmár-BeregHajdú-BiharNógrádHevesPestJász-Nagykun-SzolnokBékésKomárom-Esztergom[FejérGyőr-Moson-SopronVeszprémVasZalaSomogyBaranyaTolnaBács-KiskunCsongrádMap of counties of Hungary 2004.png
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Counties

As of 1950, Hungary contains the following counties:

Historic Counties of Hungary

After 1876 (or 1881 for Abaúj-Torna and Krassó-Szörény), the Kingdom of Hungary contained the following 63 counties:

Abaúj-Torna Beszterce-Naszód Fogaras Kis-Küküllő Nógrád Szeben Turóc
Alsó-Fehér Bihar Győr Kolozs Nyitra Szepes Udvarhely
Arad Borsod Gömör és Kis-Hont Komárom Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun Szilágy Ugocsa
Árva Brassó Hajdú Krassó-Szörény Pozsony Szolnok-Doboka Ung
Bács-Bodrog Csanád Háromszék Liptó Sáros Temes Vas
Baranya Csík Heves Máramaros Somogy Tolna Veszprém
Bars Csongrád Hont Maros-Torda Sopron Torda-Aranyos Zala
Békés Esztergom Hunyad Moson Szabolcs Torontál Zemplén
Bereg Fejér Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok Nagy-Küküllő Szatmár Trencsén Zólyom
  • Abaúj-Torna --now split between Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary, and Košice Region, Slovakia.
  • Arad--In 1920, Most went to Romania—small southern part wen to Békés.
  • Bács-Bodrog--In 1918, Northern 15% went to Bács-Kiskun, 85% went to Yugoslavia
  • Bars--Became Tekov County, Slovakia
  • Bihar--now mostly in northwestern Romania (as Bihor County), and a smaller part in Hajdú-Bihar County, eastern Hungary.
  • Borsod--merged into Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén.
  • Csanád--divided between Békés, Csongrád, and Romania (county of Arad, Romania).
  • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kis-Kun--The present county of Pest was formed after World War II, when the former county Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun was split in two parts (the other part is within present-day Bács-Kiskun).

FamilySearch Resources

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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Hungary," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary, accessed 23 March 2016.