1795 Census of Trencsen County #hungary


Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anybody is familiar with the 1795 census of Trencsen county and can tell me why the place names for the returns from the inferiori (lower) district have not been recorded in the "Other Hungarian Census Records" database. The only exceptions are for Trencsen city itself and Beckov.

I am trying to establish whether there is a likely connection between Pinkusz TAUSZ (from the 1795 census) and the TAUSZ families who were recorded in Bossacz (Bosaca) in later censuses, i.e. 1818, 1821 and 1828. Bossacz was within the inferiori district and its heads of household were listed in the Conscriptiones Judaeorum of the years 1727, 1735, 1753, 1771 and 1772. 

Any help would be much appreciated.


Justin Levy
(Dubai, UAE / jlevy2008@...)

Vivian Kahn


The 1795 Trencsen records were among the first old Hungarian Census Records added to the database. Place names are probably not listed in the database because the instructions that volunteers used were different from those they now follow. Also, bear in mind that place names may have been spelled differently. We may be able to update the records when we have more volunteers.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Thank you for your reply, Vivian.

With too much time on my hands, now would seem a great opportunity for me to give something back to JewishGen and volunteer my services to add the missing place names to the database. Having spent a lot of time poring over the Conscriptiones Judaeorum for Trencsen county, I can almost recite the place names of the inferiori district by heart. I am also well aware of the variant Hungarian spellings and, of course, the Slovakian and German versions of the place names. 

Justin Levy
(Dubai, UAE)