Vic's Hungarian genealogy website

Vic Berecz has been working on his Hungarian family history for a long, long time. He created a tutorial on how to attempt one's genealogical research in Hungary that I have always checked now and then for updates. It's very comprehensive and answers a lot of questions about looking for your roots in Hungary. Here is how he laid out some basic questions on his FAQ page.

How I use Family Search "Source Box" for my One-Name Study


This may seem over-simplistic but I use the Family Search Source Box folders as one tool to organize my one-name-study.

Helpful "Place Locator" tip for your Hungarian ancestor's village

      Picture this research dilemma scenario for your Hungarian research; You finally found the naturalization records for your great- grandfather and it contains the name of his birthplace. Or you think you found him in the Ellis Island database with a village mentioned in their records. Perhaps you found his American marriage record at the Reformed church and it lists his place of origins. However, when you look at the map or Wikipedia it, it does not come up.

Whose blogging Hungarian family history ?

  In doing Hungarian genealogy, I encountered many wonderful blogs along the way. Many gifted writers generously share their research experiences on blogs. Here are some great bloggers writing about their Hungarian genealogical research. Some have been around a long time; some are new. Some blogs listed here cover their research in Hungary; some write about their genealogical forays in countries that were once part of Hungary, such as Croatia, Slovakia, Romania and other locations.

Using FamilySearch EXPORT function in Slovakian and Hungarian records

So where is the Hungarian census of 1857 ?

We know it exists. This particular census was called the "Josephine " census because it was the census ordered by Emperor Joseph II of Austria - Hungary to count men for military service [1]  We know that some rolls of it are at the National Archives of Hungary. Some are also at Family History Archives because the Genealogical Society of Utah filmed it in 1970.

Do you know what your ancestral home looks like?


     When you research all your families as you crawl back in time, do you wanderlust about the places they lived in?  Of course, as we go further back, our wish list of  "travel to ancestral home visits" gets longer.

Hungary Exchange & Nick Gombash

                  One day, while on the Hungary-L  genealogy mailing list, a serious, young man popped in named Nick Gombash.  It was this link to his website HUNGARY EXCHANGE that opened my eyes to realize that we have a great organizer amongst us   - I was so grateful that someone actually took the time to gather all the digital books about genealogy in Hungary in one spot and share them with us. Generosity in it's finest moment.

Hungarian Village Finders for Newbies

         With the exciting updates of the Hungarian collections at Family Search, many new researchers find themselves very confused about WHERE exactly their immigrants hailed from in Hungary. Perhaps one knows the origins through family traditional stories but did not know that the borders of the country has changed many times in the past 300 years or more ?

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