Hungarian Database Additions #hungary

Vivian Kahn

I am very pleased to announce two recent uploads to the JewishGen Hungary Database:

The Hungarian Other Census Records collection, which includes a wide variety of records >from census dating back to the last quarter of the 18th century, has been updated to include additional records >from Maramaros, Szatmar, and Zemplen counties increasing the total to 82,600 records. This collection list names and other information about Jews in Hungary drawn >from local census, tax lists and household lists created by the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire, in addition to the 1828 Landowner Census [VagyonÃœsszeirÃ¥s - 1828], the 1848 Census of Jews [Conscriptio Judaerum 1848] and the 1869 total population of Hungary. Many of these records provided data for calculating the notorious â??Tolerance Taxâ?? that was levied against the Jewish communities throughout Hungary. Thanks to all of the volunteers who have been contributing to this effort and, of course, to Coordinator Eric Bloch, who is always on the look-out for new census resources. For more information about this collection go to

Also new to the Hungary database are 217 names >from a Holocaust Memorial in present-day Backa Topola, Serbia, formerly Topolya in Bacs-Bodrog megye, Hungary. The names have been added to the Hungarian Holocaust Memorials Database The database now includes more than 23,000 martyrs whose names are recorded on Holocaust memorials in 37 communities in present-day Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. This addition was transcribed by Project Coordinator Larry Kohn >from a photograph donated by Catherine Adam.

Watch for other upcoming additions including:

Hungarian Jewish Lawyers list of more than 3400 Hungarian Jewish lawyers, many of whom were murdered during the Shoah, and whose offices and clients were transferred to non-Jewish lawyers in 1944.

Eastern Slovakia Survivorsâ??The names, birthplaces, and other information about 775 Jews >from Eastern Slovakia who were deported and survived or hid during the Holocaust.

Wallenberg Passport List including names, birthdates and places, and addresses for more than 4,000 Jews who received "protective passportsâ?? authorized by the Swedish government and issued by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. The passports identified the bearers as Swedish subjects awaiting repatriation. The list also includes the addresses of the buildings where the individual was sheltered in Budapest.

Abauj-Torna 1848 Jewish Census Records with new records >from the 1848 Jewish Census that were found in the Hungarian National Archives and have not been
filmed by FamilySearch.

Please contact me for information about these and other Hungarian SIG projects and to find out how you can help to grow our resources for those researching their Hungarian Jewish families.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

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