IGRA Free Webinar “Hungaricana: The Hungarian Culture Heritage Portal as a Resource for Jewish Research” #hungary #events

Elena Bazes

Join the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) for our upcoming free webinar Hungaricana: The Hungarian Culture Heritage Portal as a Resource for Jewish Research”

 by Vivian Kahn on June 12, 2022, 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm ET.

This presentation will provide an overview and tips for using Hungaricana, a voluminous on-line collection of documents, records, directories, maps and other digitized resources in archives, museums, and libraries from Hungary and other countries. The website, operated by the Hungarian Library of Parliament, is in Hungarian but the speaker will show how to search the component databases for useful information even if you don’t speak Hungarian. She will highlight and provide direct links to resources such as the 1944 data sheets recently found in Budapest, 19th century cadastral maps (including some identifying Jewish owners), Budapest directories, and other resources she has used for researching Hungarian Jews.

Vivian Kahn is JewishGen’s Hungarian Research Director. She has presented workshops on Jewish genealogy and, especially, Hungarian Jewish research at IAJGS annual conferences, for Jewish genealogy societies, and in Sighet, Romania. Since beginning researching her own family from Hungary more than 25 years ago, she has become familiar with a wide range of archival, print, and on-line resources to research her own family and for others and has made research trips to Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Vivian has written articles on Hungarian Jewish family research for Avotaynu. She is a planning and development consultant and lives in Sonoma County, California.


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Elena Bazes