Re: Tax Census 1828 LDS film #hungary

David and BethLong <dnblong@...>


In the 1828 Land Census, only Jews are identified by religion; the religion of others is not noted.

Beth Long

-----Original Message-----
From: Leslie Gyi []
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 7:24 PM
To: Hungarian SIG
Cc: Gary Luke
Subject: RE: Tax Census 1828 LDS film

Was religion identified for everyone, or just Jews? I just looked at one
townhall's records where there was just one register, with a column for
religion, and everyones religion is recorded (Catholic, Calvinist, etc).
This was the only town I saw that had everyone in one register with a column
for religious identificiation. All other town's visited, the registers were
by religion, but everyone's religion was identified. I believe this is the
case due to records keeping being initially religious for BMD, and then
migrating to a civil responsibility, for civil purposes (taxation and
military recruitment which was previously the responsibility of the landed
aristocracy until it became a governmental responsibility).

Leslie Gyi nee FEIG
Researching FEIGs in Carpathia
POLLAKs in Carpathia
GOLDENBERGs in Carpathia & Poland
HAJNIKs in Carpathia & Poland

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