Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary

Like so much of Europe, the Hungarian political and geographical boundaries have shifted over the centuries. In 1877 Janos Dvorzsak published an Hungarian locality dictionary, similar to a Gazatteer. The work included the 63 counties of the Kingdom of Hungary with a political and religious classification of the population in each. Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary, compiled by Jordan Auslander, was created to outline and compare the 1877 publication with Hungary today.

73 percent of the 1877 entries are no longer part of Hungary and have different names, belonging to different countries. This work is to help genealogists identify the different locations and recognize them for their prior names, ethnic and religious associations. Auslander provides a short history, including a chronology, to Hungary. The background includes an 1877 Population of Hungary by Religion table. The table is broken down by county, showing total population along with the religious breakdowns, including:

  • Roman Catholic
  • Greek Catholic
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran
  • Reformed
  • Jewish
  • Unitarian
  • Armenian Orthodox
  • Other

A map shows the boundaries of Hungary in 1877 and the areas lost to Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Romania in 1920. The book has over 500 pages with three columns per page, but was printed on a full 8.5″ x 11″ at a readable font size. The entire book is in alphabetical order for each location. Each entry includes the town name (as it appeared in 1877), the county or district, any alternate names, the current name and country, and the population by religion.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment

A Short History of the Hungarian Region

Religion

Civil and Sectarian Vital Record Keeping

Chronology

1877 Population of Hungary by Religion

Other Hungarian Data

Counties of the Kingdom of Hungary

Partitioning of the Kingdom of Hungary in 1920

Genealogy and Gazetteers

Beginning Research

How this Gazetteer was Compiled

Note on Religious Population Breakdowns

Notes on Translations, Anomalies, Comments and Calculation Errors

How to Use this Gazetteer

Bibliography

Sources Used for this Work

Additional Sources (not consulted for this work)

Internet Resources (not consulted for this work)

Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary

Appendix List of Contemporary Town Names

 

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and 310,900 images from the Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 – 2,069,202 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada Census, 1911 – 2,435,483 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Newfoundland Census, 1921 – 218,865 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907–1932 – 66,106 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Canada, Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832–1888 – 20,262 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801–1980 – 170,900 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 – 0 – 310,900 -Added images to an existing collection.

South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848–1956 – 0 – 30,830 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929–1954 – 0 – 17,333 – New browsable image collection.

US, California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905–1923 – 0 – 648 -Added images to an existing collection.

US, California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893–1953 – 225,314 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898–1945 – 7,931 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, Maine, Vital Records, 1670–1907 – 0 – 4,826 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, Minnesota, Baudette, Warroad, and International Falls Passenger Lists, 1910–1923 – 0 – 1,900 – New browsable image collection.

US, Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862–2009 – 551 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

US, New York, New York, Soundex to Passenger and Crew Lists, 1887–1921 – 0 – 5,799 – New browsable image collection.

US, North Dakota, Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals, 1910–1952 – 0 – 11,627 – New browsable image collection.

US, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–2013 – 0 – 103,303 – Added images to an existing collection.

US, South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909–1958 – 0 – 6,147 – New browsable image collection.

United States, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1864–1879 – 0 – 162,191 – New browsable image collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 1.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 1.9 million indexed records and images to collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 834,729 indexed records and images from the U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948, collection, the 590,658 indexed records from the new U.S., New York, State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963, collection, and the 12,338 indexed records and images from the new Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896 – 21,278 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961 – 99,586 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945 – 11,066 – 1,272 – New indexed records and images collection.

U.S., Delaware Orphan Court Records, 1680-1978 – 0 – 23,026 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 – 798,916 – 35,813 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 – 0 – 261,257 – New browsable image collection.

U.S., New York, State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963 – 590,658 – 0 – New indexed record collections.

U.S., South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872 – 0 – 118,737 – New browsable image collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 135 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, & the USA

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FamilySearch has added more than 135 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,227,603 indexed records from the new Canada Census, 1911, collection, the 949,214 indexed records and images from the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965, collection, and the 132,330,416 indexed records from the United States Public Records Index . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 334,188 – 615,026 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Canada Census, 1911 – 1,227,603 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

Canada, Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 – 96,228 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 – 14,673 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Kebumen, Naturalization Records, 1951-2013 – 0 – 14,330 – Added images to an existing collection.

Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonogiri District Court Records, 1925-2013 – 0 – 137,465 – Added images to an existing collection.

Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924-1939 – 0 – 97,505 – Added images to an existing collection.

U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 468,724 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945 – 51,232 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger and Crew Lists, 1908-1958 – 88,345 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

United States Public Records Index – 132,330,416 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds Over 10 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, & the USA

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FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832-2005, collection, and the 572,243 indexed records from the Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 35,896 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories, 1890-1919 – 0 – 2,836 – New browsable image collection.

Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895 – 572,243 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832-2005 – 1,452,770 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Netherlands, Limburg Province, Church Records, 1542-1910 – 0 – 131,396 – New browsable image collection.

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 – 88,149 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 – 129,110 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993 – 1,012,025 – 720,622 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

U.S., Iowa, State Census, 1905 – 1,445,414 – 0 – New indexed record collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 – 2,829,077 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 755,766 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945 – 874,690 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors

mm016Over the past few years, the folks who publish Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and the History Magazine have created a series of journals offering a collection of previously published article, gathered together on a single topic. Here are some of the publications we have already seen:

The same group, Moorshead Magazines, has now brought us Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors. At 82 pages, this new journal offers 15 articles written by a collection of professional researchers and genealogists.

Publisher and editor, Edward Zapletal, does an excellent job in describing the difficulties of Eastern Europeans research:

“For many of us ion the genealogy world who are researching ancestors from countries in Eastern Europe, it’s a know fact that research in the region can, at times, be very difficult. We often start out searching for an ancestor in one place, but end up locating them in a completely different places the reasons are numerous, but several centuries of wars, famines, disease, floods, and fires, to name a few, contributed to migration and emigration, and to the destruction of many valuable records. Still, many records survived, including parish books, censuses, and gazetteers. For those who emigrated to distant lands, many records were created along the way at various ports of departure and arrival. Those, and many other documents that were carefully stored, are now being digitized, indexed and made available to eager family historians all over the world. The Internet has made searching much easier, but it’s not always the answer. Only a relatively small portion of all records have been digitized. Writing to, or visiting, local archives, records offices, churches, etc. still may be the only way to find that elusive Eastern European ancestor. Be patient. Be vigilant. Enjoy!”

Answers to many of your research questions can be found in this collection of professional articles. Just look at the contents list below to get an idea of all that is covered here.

Contents

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Eastern European Research!

Lisa A. Alzo shows you the steps to track down your Eastern European roots

Using Maps & Gazetteers

Dave Obee show us how to use maps and gazetteers to locate where your ancestors lived

Online Resources for Researching Eastern European Ancestors

Lisa A. Alzo reviews some of the best websites for learning about your East European ancestors

Meet Your Matches: Helpful Tools from MyHeritage.com

Lisa a. Alzo discusses how to use some great tools from MyHeritage.com t o research East European ancestors

Top 10 Websites for Finding Your Polish Ancestors!

Donna J. Pointkouski looks at ten websites to help you locate your Polish ancestors

JRI-Poland Expands Access

Lisa A. Alzo reports on a new agreement between The Polish State Archives and Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

Online Hungarian Research

Lisa A. Alzo reviews the latest online resources for Hungary (With special thanks to Beth Long)

Researching the Hungarian Census

Smiljka Kitanovic explains the resources available for researching your Hungarian ancestors

Start Researching Your Czech Ancestors

Scott Phillips outlines the sources you’ll need to start on a successful journey to find your Czech ancestors

Five Great Sites fro Researching Your Slovak Ancestors!

Lisa A. Alzo discusses the key websites you need to know to research your Slovak ancestors

Researching Your Ukrainian Ancestors

Matthew Bielawa discusses taking the first “steppes” to finding your Ukrainian ancestors

Researching Your Russian Ancestors

Rick Norberg explores five websites that will be helpful for researching your Russian ancestors

Benefits of Joining an Ethnic Genealogical Society

Lisa A. Alzo discusses the role of ethnic genealogical societies in family history research

Five Simple Ways to Share Old Favorites

Lisa A. Alzo discusses five ways you can share Eastern European recipes and traditions online

Copies of Tracing Your Eastern European Ancestors can be purchased from Family Roots Publishing; Price: $9.75.

FamilySearch Adds Over 352,000 Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Guatemala, Italy, New Zealand & the USA

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FamilySearch has recently added more than 352,000 indexed records and images from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 206,787 indexed records from the United States Social Security Death Index, the 64,716 images from the Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843–1921, collection, and the 51,149 indexed records from the Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895–1980, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 64,716 – Added images to an existing collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 51,149 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964 – 21,691 – 2,544 – Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 – 21,691 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

United States Social Security Death Index – 206,787 – 0 – Added indexed records to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds to Austria, Brazil, China, Italy, New Zealand & the USA Collections

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FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million index records and images this week from Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 369,729 index records and images from the U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, collection, and the 596,078 images from the Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929, collection . See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection- Indexed Records- Digital Images- Comments

Austria, Tirol, Innsbruck, Sankt Jakob Parish Register Index, 1578-1970 – 0 – 5,877 – New browsable image collection.
Austria, Upper Austria, Wels, Census Records, 1613-1900 – 0 – 5,204 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Civil Registration, 1870-2012 – 53,981 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Brazil, Parish and Diocesan Records – 61,416 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2011 – 0 – 123,184 – Added images to an existing collection.
Germany, Brandenburg, Wittenberge, City Directories and Citizen Lists, 1851-1921 – 0 – 3,326 – New browsable image collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 38,663 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 102,509 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Casoria, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 0 – 40,753 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Portici, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-1929 – 0 – 48,547 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Pistoia, Pistoia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1937 – 0 – 5,228 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929 – 0 – 596,078 – Added images to an existing collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848-1991 – 0 – 12,620 – Added images to an existing collection.
Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 – 7,873 – 16 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
>Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840-1845 – 0 – 145,535 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 – 88,253 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 – 13,302 – 356,427 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, Trumbull County Court Records, 1795-2010 – 0 – 68,873 – Added images to an existing collection.

FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

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FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and the 554,541 images from the Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records collection from 1502-1942.See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 – 124,303 – 0 – Added index records to an existing collection.
Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 – 0 – 11,466 – Added images to an existing collection.
BillionGraves Index – 179,075 – 179,075 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1889-2012 – 0 – 120,720 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Manitoba, Census Records, 1831-1870 – 0 – 30,729 – Added images to an existing collection.
Canada, Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – 0 – 520 – Added images to an existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 56,150 – Added images to an existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 – 0 – 140,707 – Added images to an existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 16,259 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-1929 – 0 – 31,541 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1942 – 0 – 554,541 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Barano d’Ischia, Parocchia de San Sebastiano Martire, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1929 – 0 – 3,182 – Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Napoli, Panza, Parocchia di San Leonardo Abate, Catholic Church Records, 1670-1929 – 0 – 2,127 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Church Records, 1580-1911– 0 – 21,918 – Added images to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1367-1911 – 0 – 724,788 – Added images to an existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 – 0 – 392 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1855-1991 – 0 – 50,823 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Butte County Records, 1882-1970 – 0 – 23,226 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Idaho, Twin Falls County Records, 1906-1988 – 0 – 89,528 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 78,573 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920 – 0 – 5,485 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979 – 0 – 1,073 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930 – 0 – 7,328 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 – 0 – 55,148 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011 – 0 – 28,481 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 496,052 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., New York, State Census, 1855 – 2,818,214 – 49,726 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979 – 15,959 – 371,253 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952 – 0 – 15,698 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955 – 0 – 22,826 – Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935 – 527,134 – 543,673 – Added index records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977 – 187,126 – 73,546 – New indexed records and images collection.
U.S., Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 -0 – 10,629 – Added images to an existing collection.

76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

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76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published and 4 million names have been made searchable on FamilySearch.org. Millions more free records were published this week for Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Foreign Country Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929 – 0 – 23,781 – New browsable image collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 336,090 – 597,070 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980 – 0 – 175,292 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Canada, British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 – 0 – 127,172 – New browsable image collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 – 0 – 312,198 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 – 0 – 114,525 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980 – 0 – 1,360,481 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 668,102 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 31,176 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948 – 0 – 1,122,697 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944 – 0 – 37,107 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1918 – 0 – 61,932 – New browsable image collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 15,844 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958 – 0 – 1,605 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924 – 3,127,594 – 133,011 – New affiliate indexed records and browsable images.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 21,926 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941 – 0 – 59,711 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1923 – 0 – 3,171,819 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Japan, Village Records, 709-1934 – 0 – 57,591 – New browsable image collection.
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Certificates of Nationality, 1860-1913 – 0 – 68,237 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973 – 366,063 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995 – 0 – 27,329 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996 – 0 – 30,866 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 – 0 – 105,277 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 – 0 – 306,181 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 – 0 – 583,011 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 54,834 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 36,579 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 – 0 – 351,853 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 – 0 – 91,319 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 – 138,277 – 1,851,515 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection
Slovakia, Census, 1869 – 0 – 278,392 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979 – 566,136 – 23 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902 – 0 – 84,297 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876 – 0 – 4,900 – New browsable image collection.

United States Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments

United States Census, 1940 (Alabama, California, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Washington) – 20,975,134 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, County Probate Records, 1830-1976 – 0 – 611,330 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948-1959 – 61,237 – 11 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 – 0 – 119,418 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 74,753 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 – 0 – 1,261,323 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012 – 0 – 37,097 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993 – 0 – 123,409 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New Jersey, State Census, 1905 – 2,146,861 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, New York State Census, 1915 – 9,742,867 – 117,082 – New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
United States, New York State Census, 1925 – 11,117,922 – 130,042 – New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.
United States, New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980 – 0 – 2,129,659 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 – 0 – 3,800,317 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977 – 0 – 1,097,134 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 – 342,186 – 256,680 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 – 1,022,168 – 140,547 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994 – 0 – 3,197,552 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010 – 3,599,300 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010 – 7,606,159 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005 – 0 – 927,764 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 – 0 – 32,775 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 – 2,943,096 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 – 1,844,985 – 500,007 – Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Later this year, FamilySearch indexing plans to release projects for Armenia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Micronesia, Panama, Slovakia, and Sri Lanka. More indexers with non-English language expertise are needed to help make these records searchable online.

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Current and Completed Projects
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New Projects Added

  1. Argentina, Mendoza, Ciudad de Mendoza—Registros Parroquiales, 1665–1922
  2. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3C]
  3. Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3D]
  4. Colombia, Antioquia, Sonsón y Rionegro—Registros Parroquiales, 1814–2008
  5. México, Coahuila, Matamoros y Torreón Registros Iglesia Católica
  6. México, Durango, Gómez Palacio, Cuidad Lerdo, Mapimí, Cuencamé—Registros Parroquiales, 1708–1963
  7. Micronesia, Pohnpei—Civil Registration, 1948–2009
  8. Peru, Chiclayo y Lambayeque—Registros Civiles, 1873–1950 [Parte A]
  9. Ukraine, L’viv—Roman Catholic Diocese Church Book Duplicates, 1600–1948 [Part 1]
  10. U.S., Puerto Rico—Censo Federal de 1940
  11. U.S., Indiana, Saint Joseph County—Marriages 1811–1959
  12. Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1846–1848 [Часть C]

View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects.

Recently Completed Projects
Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at familysearch.org in the near future.

  • Argentina, Santa Fe, Venado Tuerto—Registros Parroquiales, 1884–1972 [Parte B]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 2 I]
  • Magyarország, Szabolcs—polgári anyakönyvi adatok, 1895–1978 [2. Rész]
  • Mexico, Aguascalientes—Nacimientos 1860–1921
  • Nederland, Gelderland—Geboorten burgelijke stand, 1811–1902 [Part 2]
  • South Africa, Free State—Church Records [Part 1]
  • Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 3]
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Durham [Part D]
  • U.S., Alabama—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Arkansas—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918
  • U.S., California—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Hawaii—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Iowa—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Louisiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oklahoma—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Maine—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., North Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., South Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—Birth 1903–1934 [Part H]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part C]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part D]
  • U.S., Virginia, Surrey—County Marriages, 1800–1950 [Part A]
  • Venezuela—Nacimientos Civiles, 1873–1909
  • U.S., Washington—1940 Federal Census
  • 日本 ― 移民記録 1914年, 1922–1927年

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org:

The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, they anticipate wrapping up the indexing by late summer. Follow the progress online at the1940census.com/dashboard or search the records on FamilySearch.org/1940census. FamilySearch also published new, free records online for Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Venezuela, and Wales. Search these diverse collections and 2.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records on FamilySearch.org are made available by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as a volunteer indexer at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 – 141,313 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 – 0 – 174,228 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Belgium, Civil Registration, 1795-1910 – 84,345 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 – 115,868 – 205,297 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
Canada, Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 61,519 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 30,914 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1935 – 16,969 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 – 0 – 271,134 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1619-1859 – 0 – 9,658 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
England and Wales Census, 1871 – 6,844,017 – 383,591 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 – 0 – 100,542 – New browsable image collection.
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 – 9,973 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1533-1906 – 157,101 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
France, Coutances et d’Avranche Diocese, Inquiries of Consanguinity, 1597-1818 – 0 – 53,429 – New browsable image collection.
France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789 – 0 – 77,390 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Bavaria, Neumarkt Miscellaneous City Records, 1453-1973 – 0 – 74,517 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900 – 0 – 8,430 – New browsable image collection.
Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 – 0 – 1,338 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895 – 699,206 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 47,271 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Indonesia, Central Java, Purwodadi Citizenship Records, 1960-2011 – 0 – 290,428 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941 – 0 – 300 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 134,287 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, L’Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865 – 0 – 48,487 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1865-1910 – 0 – 50,580 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1745-1900 – 30,304 – 14,706 – New browsable images and indexed records.
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941 – 0 – 57,310 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 – 8,260 – 0 – New Indexed collection.
Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997 – 0 – 344,817 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 – 0 – 33,660 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950 – 0 – 19,319 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 12,377 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935 – 0 – 30,617 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 – 0 – 38,771 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1850-2004 – 0 – 355,157 – New browsable image collection.
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers, 1660-1970 – 150,425 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004 – 0 – 134,963 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Diocese of Avila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975 – 15,148 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1830-1930 – 0 – 45,945 – New browsable image collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 – 0 – 19,933 – New browsable image collection.
Sweden, Södermanland Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1640-1860 – 44,669 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 – 52,095 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860 – 8,676 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 70,606 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 – 199,605 – 110,116 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 – 0 – 50,116 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Records, 1870-1930 – 0 – 612,719 – New browsable image collection.
United States, California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 194,485 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993 – 366,378 – 336,440 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 97,722 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Kosciusko, Martin, Morgan, Noble counties) – 65,891 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 – 141,618 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 32,826 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 – 0 – 55,810 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Montana, Lake County Records, 1857-2010 – 0 – 94,699 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 145,899 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909 – 848,900 – 83,479 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 – 0 – 95,246 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 15,967 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 89,181 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 83,208 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 – 0 – 36,214 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1955 – 0 – 39,775 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937 – 294,182 – 0 – New indexed collection.
United States, Utah, State Archives Records, 1852-1998 – 0 – 138,357 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Vermont, Franklin County Probate Records, 1796-1921 – 0 – 38,170 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938 – 11,823 – 922 – Added browsable images and indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 – 0 – 29,096 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 19,441 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records 1760-1913 – 933,943 – 0 – New indexed collection from affiliate.
United States Census, 1940 (Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) – 0 – 195,237 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Colorado) – 1,125,636 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Delaware Records) – 267,283 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Kansas) – 1,803,332 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States Census, 1940 (Oregon, New Hampshire, Virginia) – 4,297,480 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 32,111 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Idaho, Cassia County Records, 1879-1960 – 0 – 77,820 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 33,610 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 206,348 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956 – 0 – 26,603 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Montana, Cascade County Records, 1888-1955 – 0 – 48,630 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1861-2004 – 0 – 170,930 – New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1924 – 0 – 88,428 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, North Carolina Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970 – 0 – 75,430 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970 – 0 – 46,007 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959 – 188,814 – 82,614 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1950 – 0 – 39,239 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Oregon, Wasco County Records, 1854-1960 – 0 – 37,347 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U. S. Army, 1798-1914 – 212,785 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Texas Deaths, 1977-1986 – 0 – 72,976 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 21,523 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Eastland County Records, 1868-1949 – 0 – 82,099 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1947 – 0 – 46,377 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Utah, State Archives Records, 1852-1998 – 0 – 136,127 – New browsable image collection.
United States, Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907 – 3,519 – 4,929 – New browsable images and indexed records.
United States, Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 – 0 – 165,664 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Washington, King County Delayed Births, 1941-1942 – 5,631 – 24,644 – New browsable images and indexed records.
Uruguay, Civil Registration Records – 241,131 – 0 – New indexed collection.
Venezuela, Mérida, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2011 – 517,719 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900 – 921,889 – 0 – New indexed collection.
Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858 – 0 – 4,891 – Added browsable images to existing collection.

Contents and Addresses of Hungarian Archives

Motivated in parts by his own love of genealogy, his Germanic-ancestral background in Eastern Europe, and incidental events; including, receiving a copy of the English-language Guide to the Archives of Hungary (now out of print) during an impromptu visit at the Hungarian National Archives during a vacation; author Edward Reimer Brandt created Contents and Addresses of Hungarian Archives with Supplemental Material for Research on German Ancestors from Hungary. This book is the result of a desire to disseminate information from the Guide to Archives of Hungary to a North American audience, while also adding additional useful information. Following this path, Brandt added “scattered addresses of the archives” as well as anything else he could think of that might add benefit to the researcher. Finally, he stumbled upon a statistical work on Germans throughout Europe leading to the supplemental research section for Germans.

The two main sections of this book, Part I and II, are relevant to all researchers, genealogy or otherwise, of Hungary. Part I is an overview of genealogical records available in Hungarian archives. Part II lists addresses of Hungarian archives as of January 1992. Part II also includes notations on selected holding of individual archives. The book also contains two tables and three maps for both before and after World War I, plus modern county boundaries.

This books deals predominately within the boundaries of modern day Hungary. However, some parts do cover earlier Hungarian boundaries; including Greater Hungary within its pre-Trianon borders. The author notes that the archives do contain some information for areas ceded to other countries after WWI. Contacting the Hungarian National Archives would be the best first step in tracking down records for these ceded territories.

In addition to the background information behind this book, the author’s Introduction includes some useable historical observations. Sub-sections include an examination of “Assimilation vs. Maintenance of a Separate Identity by Minorities,” “German by Speech vs. German by Origin,” and “Village Lineage Books.” A complete listing of contents can be found bellow.

 

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Printing

Preface to the Second Edition

Revised Introduction

Part I: Overview of Genealogical Records Available in Hungarian Archives

  1. Key Dates in Hungarian History for Purposes of Archival Research
  2. General Description of the Contents of Regional Archives, with Pertinent Historical and Governmental Background Information
  3. Descriptions of the Contents and Organization of the Hungarian National Archives
  4. Archival Records of Particular Genealogical Value, According t the LDS Family History Library
  5. Current Information Regarding Genealogical Research in Hungary

Part II: Addresses of Hungarian Archives as of January 1992, Together with Notations concerning Selected Holding of Individual Archives

  1. National Archives
    1. Central Ministry Responsible for Archival Administration
    2. General Archives
    3. Specialized Archives
  2. Local Archives
    1. City Archives
    2. County Archives
  3. Archives in Public and Private Institutions
    1. University Archives
    2. Academies, Scholarly Societies and Specialized Institutes
  4. Religious Archives
    1. The Roman Catholic Church
    2. The Reformed (Calvinist) Church
    3. The Evangelical (Lutheran) Church
    4. Other Churches
    5. Jewish Archives

Appendices, Tables and Maps

 Appendix 1: Names of Selected Places in Pre-Trianon Hungary in Hungarian, German and Other Languages

Appendix 2: Dateline of Historic Events in Hungary of Particular Relevance for Research on German Ancestors

Appendix 3: Select Bibliography of Books and Other Materials Useful for Researching German Ancestors from Hungary

Table 1: Number of Native German-Speakers in Pre-1914 Hungary, by Regions as Defined by Winkler, in Order of Such Population in 1910

Table 2: Hungarian Counties and Cities with More than 20,000 Native German-Speakers in 1910

Map 1: Hungary Before and After World War I

Map 2: Hungary: Current Counties and Larger Communities (showing concentrations of German-speakers)

Map 3: Hungarian Counties Before World War I

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31 Millon Records added at FamilySearch with 24 Million Records CA Birth Records 1905-1995 Posted!

California Collections Win This Week with 24 Million New Records – Records for 14 countries added

FamilySearch added 31 million new, free records online this past week for Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Italy, Micronesia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, and the U.S. What a bonus for those with California roots! — over 24 million California birth records were added from 1905 to 1995. Search these and 2.5 billion other records now for free at FamilySearch.org.

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Collection – Indexed Records – Digital Images – Comments
Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974 – 54,965 – 0 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 – 0 – 32,209 – New browsable image collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 – 0 – 16,255 – New browsable image collection.
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1955 – 0 – 73,627 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 – 0 – 41,080 – browsable image collection.
Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 31,337 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records, 1515-1941 – 0 – 1,743,442 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1861-1941 – 0 – 12,146 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905 – 0 – 17,326 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910 – 0 – 140,406 – New browsable image collection.
Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1941 – 0 – 5,107 – New browsable image collection.
Micronesia, Pohnpei, Court Records, 1951-2010 – 0 – 401,066 – New browsable image collection.
New Zealand, Probate Records, 1878-1960 – 0 – 10,529 – New browsable image collection.
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1687-1992 – 0 – 13,441 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1898-1980 – 0 – 7,094 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1980 – 0 – 2,132,847 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 – 0 – 5,408 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 – 0 – 45,409 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1532-1916 – 0 – 5,544 – New browsable image collection.
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 – 0 – 942,282 – New browsable image collection.
Russia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-1913 – 0 – 1,505 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
Saskatchewan Provincial Records, 1879-1987 – 0 – 86,538 – New browsable image collection.
Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 – 0 – 39,015 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., California, Birth Index, 1905-1995 – 24,596,236 – 0 – New index collection.
U.S., California, San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967 – 0 – 52,574 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 – 0 – 116,940 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1964 – 9,675 – 250,339 – Added indexed records to existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1936 – 0 – 16,323 – Added browsable images to existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, Orleans Parish Second District Judicial Court Case Files, 1846-1880 – 0 – 50,287 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 – 0 – 28,084 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 – 0 – 63,280 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 – 0 – 102,303 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., New York, Queens County Probate Records, 1899-1921 – 0 – 32,435 – New browsable image collection.
U.S., Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 – 0 – 43,944 – New browsable image collection.

New Records From 20 Countries at FamilySearch.org

A broad range of records were added to FamilySearch.org this week from 20 countries, notably Australia, Austria, Canada (Saskatchewan), Chile, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Germany, England, Dominican Republic, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Slovakia, Spain, Venezuela, and the U.S.A. The U.S. additions include a variety of records from California, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin (See the full listing of new updates below).

We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files.
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Collection – Records – Images – Comments

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The above data is dated 11 November 2011 and was received from FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.