Hungary SIG #Hungary Subcarpathia SIG July 2018 Update - New Records & Warsaw IAJGS Conference #hungary

Lara Diamond

Dear Friends,

This has been an exciting few weeks for JewishGen's Sub-Carpathian
SIG. We just uploaded another batch of records onto JewishGen for
your searching pleasure. (If this excites you, see below for how you
can financially contribute to our SIG. It'll ensure we can continue
getting these records for you.) Details are below.

In addition, we are preparing for the Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting at the
IAJGS conference--if you'll be in Warsaw for the conference, come for
a full update on the SIG on Wednesday August 8 at 8AM. I'll also be
giving several presentations, one of which talks about a number of
record sets I used to reconstruct a branch of my own Subcarpathian
family--that talk will be on Wednesday August 8 at 1:30PM.

As mentioned above, we have just uploaded another batch of transcribed
records to JewishGen, and I am pleased to report that we now have a
total of 27,918 Jewish records >from 286 books searchable on JewishGen
through both the Hungary and Ukraine databases. Additional records
have been transcribed as well, and more are being transcribed every

These records were written in Hungarian between 1895-1919, and then in
Slovak until 1939. After that point, they were written in Ruthenian
(written in the Cyrillic alphabet) for several months, before
switching back to Hungarian. In addition, some of the towns also had
random periods of Ruthenian-language entries during the Slovak era.
We also have some Synagogue books >from the period between 1850-1895
which are in Hungarian.

[PLEASE do not write to me asking about the status of records for your
specific town. We are working on getting records >from the entire
area. I can't respond to everyone who contacts me asking for their
town after sending out these messages--and it takes time away from
getting more records indexed.]

We are grateful to everyone who has participated thus far by
supporting the project financially and by indexing, but there is much
more work to be done, and we need your help to continue. Our goal is
to index the approximately 3000 available Civil Registration Books and
some number of Synagogue Books, and then to work on obtaining and
indexing census records.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a financial
contribution to the JewishGen Sub-Carpathian SIG today. As a special
incentive, those who contribute $180 or more will receive access to
information before it is made publicly available on the JewishGen
databases. Tax deductible donations can be easily submitted via the
following methods:

- Our Secure Website:

- PayPal:

Please note that this project covers those parts of the former
Maramaros, Bereg, Ugocsa and Ung megyes that are currently in Ukraine.
At this point we have indexed books covering towns in each of the
former Maramaros, Bereg and Ugocsa megyes, with more coverage coming
of additional towns in those megyes as well as Ung as we get
additional books copied.

We can also use volunteers--and you don't have to speak a language
other than English to be able to help index. For those volunteers who
are fluent in Hungarian or Czech, we could use your skills to make
sure we capture information in notes on records as well as to
proofread what the indexers have completed.

Thank you to the many volunteer indexers and financial donors who have
made all of this possible.

Looking forward to continuing to work on behalf of Sub-Carpathian researchers -

Lara Diamond
JewishGen Subcarpathian SIG Leader

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