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A JewishGen SIG

JewishGen's Hungarian Special Interest Group (H-SIG) is for those with Jewish roots in the area known as "Greater Hungary" or pre-Trianon Hungary and covers all those areas that were once predominantly Hungarian-speaking. This includes all of present-day Hungary and Slovakia and territory now within Romania, Ukraine, Austria (including present-day Burgenland), Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia.




































  • Karesz Vandor (above) a Budapest-based Hungarian Jewish genealogist and historian, and Dan Jurca, a researcher from Timosoara, Romania, who has been working with the Hungarian SIG to locate Jewish registers in Romanian archives, were guest speakers for the Hungarian SIG luncheon at the 34th IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City in July 2014.  Mr. Vandor also presented an overview of resources for Hungarian Jewish family research and gave a talk on Hungarian Jews in the Austro-Hungarian and Hungarian military.
  • Bobby Furst has provided H-SIG with a digital copy of the burial book for Michalovce, Slovakia, to the H-SIG. Burials range from the 19th century until the late 20th century. If interested in helping to transliterate the book for the JewishGen On-line Worldwide Burial Registry, please contact Vivian Kahn
  • H-SIG volunteers have indexed more than 11,000 Jewish vital records as part of JewishGenÕs first partnership project with FamilySearch.  The records, from the Hungarian State Archives, date back to the early 19th century.  The index is now searchable at and will be incorporated into the JewishGen Hungary Database.

The JewishGen Hungary database at covers al of pre-Trianon Hungary. Two other Special Interest Groups (SIGs) also have information on areas that were formerly part of Hungary. The Sub-Carpathia SIG covers parts of the pre-World War I counties of Bereg, Maramaros, Ugocsa, and Ung now in Ukraine. The Romania SIG covers areas of Hungary that were in Transylvania (Erdely) before World War I.

Copyright 1998-2015 H-SIG All rights reserved
Vivian Kahn, H-SIG Coordinator
Benjamin C. Schoenbrun, Webmaster

Last updated: January 9, 2015


Benjamin C. Schoenbrun, Webmaster

Last updated: January 9, 2015