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Welcome to the JewishGen Hungary Database.  This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates all the databases listed below.  These databases have been contributed by the JewishGen Hungarian Special Interest Group (H-SIG) and individual donors.  The combined databases have more than 1.7 million entries, referring to individuals living in the current and former territory of Hungary — this includes present Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, northern Serbia, northwestern Romania, and Sub-Carpathian Ukraine.  The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly.

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Component Databases:

Census Records:

  • 1828 Hungarian Property Tax Census
    Names of 30,000 Jews owning taxable property, listed in the 1828 Property Tax Census.
  • Czechoslovak Population Census – 1930
    Information about Jews living in Slovakia, as recorded in the 1930 Census of Czechoslovakia. This is an actively growing collection, and contains more than 15,000 records as of January 2022.
  • 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census
    Names of 116,000 Jews in the Conscriptio Judaerum, a survey of Jews in Hungary compiled after the 1848 revolution.
  • Hungary: 1857 Census
    1857 Hungarian Census is distinguished from others because it was conducted for the purpose of counting men for military service.
  • 1869 Hungarian Census
    Names of more than 89,000 Jews, in the 1869 Census, for Abauj-Torna, Bars, Esztergom, Győr, Komárom, Nyitra, Sáros, Szepes and Zemplén counties (some now in Slovakia).
  • Other Hungarian Census Records, 1770-1850
    Names of more than 83,000 Jews, from various census records for the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • Szecseny, Hungary Family Lists
    The collection includes records for the town of Szecseny, Hungary, which is 45 miles NNE of Budapest, and 9 miles NNE of Nyiregyhaza, on the Slovak border.
  • Tolerated Jews of Pest, Hungary
    This list of Tolerated Jews from Pest, Hungary from 1846 includes the Jews who had received official permission to reside and work in Pest.

Vital Records:

  • Hungarian Vital Records
    As of January 2022, 833,488 Birth,Marriage and Death records, from throughout the Kingdom of Hungary.
  • Máramaros Jewish Vital Records
    More than 75,000 birth, marriage and death records, 1851-1895, from former Máramaros megye (now in NW Romania and Sub-Carpathian Ukraine).
  • Sub-Carpathia Jewish Vital Records
    More than 145,601 birth, marriage and death records, the former Hungarian megye (counties) of Bereg, Máramaros, Ugocsa and Ung.

Holocaust:

  • Hungarian Holocaust Memorials
    Names of more than 23,000 martyrs, whose names are recorded on Holocaust memorials in 37 communities in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.
  • JewishGen Holocaust Database
    350,000 names from various datasets with information about Hungarian Holocaust victims and survivors.
  • Yizkor Book Necrologies
    75,000 entries from lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor Books for towns in Hungary, Slovakia, and former Hungarian regions now in Croatia, Romania and Ukraine.
  • Yizkor Book Master Name Index
    3,800 names indexed from Yizkor Books for towns in Hungary, Serbia, Máramaros & Transylvania (Romania), and Transcarpathia (Ukraine).
  • Survivors Returning to Sighet and Maramures
    Names of 2,133 Shoah survivors who returned to Sighet and Maramures.

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