Hungary Goals:  1: Research   2: Vital Records   3: Census Records   4: Archives and Libraries   5: Church Records   6: Emigration and Immigration   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help        SEARCH


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Goal 1: Learn about Hungarian research.


A. Learn about Hungarian genealogy.

  1. Learn the basics of Hungarian research in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Research
    | FS—How to Trace Hungarian Ancestors
  2. Learn tips and strategies for Hungarian research.
    FS—Wiki: Research in Greater Hungary
  3. Explore the site for research records.
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  5. Explore the Genealogy Research in Hungary site.
  6. Explore the Guide to Researching Hungarian Ancestors site.
  7. Use the Hungary Record Finder to understand record types for research.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Record Finder
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B. Learn about Hungarian names and genealogy terms.

  1. Learn about Hungarian personal names in this FamilySearch Wiki article. For more information, follow the links at the bottom of the article.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Personal Names
  2. Review the Hungary Genealogical Word List.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Genealogical Word List
  3. Explore Hungarian surname distribution on the site.

Goal 2: Learn about Hungary vital records and civil registration.


A. Learn about Hungary vital records.

  1. Learn about Hungary obituaries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Obituaries
  2. Learn about Hungary civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Civil Registration
  3. Explore the site for Hungarian records.


Goal 3: Learn about Hungary census records.


A. Learn about Hungarian census records.

  1. Learn about Hungary census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Census

Goal 4: Learn about Hungary archives and libraries.


A. Learn about Hungarian archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Hungarian archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the Archives Portal Europe site.
  3. See also the Miscellaneous Archives and Libraries section of the article.
  4. Explore the Hungarian Archives Portal site for a variety of research databases.

Goal 5: Learn about Hungary church and religious records.


A. Learn about Hungarian church records.

  1. Learn about Hungary church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Church Records
  2. Explore Jewish genealogy in Hungary in this guide from the Center for Jewish History site.
  3. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Hungary.


Goal 6: Learn about Hungarian emigration and immigration.


A. Learn about Hungarian emigration.

  1. Trace Hungarian immigrants from 1893-1913 on the Radix site.
  2. Learn about Hungary emigration to Canada in the Library Archives of Canada site.
    Hungarian Immigration

Goal 7: Learn about Hungary maps and gazetteers.


A. Learn about Hungary gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Hungary gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hungary Gazetteers

B. Explore Hungary map resources.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Hungary.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Hungarian maps.
  3. Explore old maps of Hungary in the 1900 Collection.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Hungary maps.

Goal 8: Learn about Hungary newspapers.


A. Learn about Hungary newspapers.

  1. Search Hungarian newspapers in the site.
  2. Search Hungarian newspapers in the site.
  3. Search Hungarian newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.

Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Hungarian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in
  4. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  5. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.

Goal 10: Search records from Hungary.


A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Hungary.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Hungarian online record collections

Goal 11: Get help with your Hungary research.


A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Hungary Exchange page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Hungary Genealogy Group on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Central Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Hungary.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Hungary research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Hungary research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Hungary research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Hungary genealogy societies.

  1. Explore Hungary genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.


Civil Registrations 1895-1980
Reformed Church Christenings 1624-1895

Catholic Church Records 1635-1895
Hungary Birth Records 1789-1921
Hungary Funeral Notices 1840-1990

Hungary Counties

Bács-Kiskun     Baranya     Békés     Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén     Budapest     Csongrád     Fejér     Győr-Moson-Sopron    
Hajdú-Bihar     Heves     Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok     Komárom-Esztergom    Nógrád     Pest     Somogy     Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg    
Tolna     Vas     Veszprém     Zala