Thank you all for this information. I have learned a lot in the past few d=
I'm am uncertain which country to begin my research for my
great-uncle's WWI military records. My great-uncle (Moses/Maurizio)
Balin was born in Zbaraz (now Ukraine) in 1875, later married in
Budapest in 1902, then moved and lived in Fiume >from where he was
conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian army (Fiume then became part of
Italy and now it is Rijeka in Croatia). He died in Fiume in 1922 of
war-related injuries. I know his mother's name (Chaje Balin) and have
some pre-war addresses for him in Budapest and Fiume. Any advice
which present-day country I should be searching for his military
records? Hungary? Italy? Croatia?
Thank you all.
On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 2:24 AM Hungarian Roots <info@...> w=
at one of the IAJGS conferences (Salt Lake City).
n Vienna. There is a Hungarian group there, a detachment of the Hungarian M=
ilitary History Institute and Museum who can help finding the files.
It is not possible to find records on everyone but if the person was woun=ded and was in a military hospital/medical care unit or was killed then the=
re may be burial documents by the field chaplain or rabbi, if the person wa=
s decorated, there may also be records. It is not guaranteed they would fin=
d the record but it is worth a try.
You would need your ancestors Hungarian and possibly German name (they wa=y it may have been spelled at the time) and if possible, full maiden name o=
f mother and place and date (at least year) of birth. These latter are impo=
rtant to pick the right one in case there are several people with the same =