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Carole Bass
 

I've been unable to find Hungarian Civil Registration records for what is now Slovakia. Are they available online? If so, where?

Many thanks.

Carole Bass


David Oseas
 

Hungarian Civil Registration records for the period 1895-1980 are online at FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460

An excellent guide to all Slovakian records available thru LDS can be found at this website:  http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/fhl_resources.htm

Regards,
David Oseas


Vivian Kahn
 

JewishGen's Hungarian Research Division has a Slovak Archives Project that is undertaking digitization and transcription of all of the the Hungarian civil registration records held by Slovak Archives. Peter Absolon, our researcher, started in archives in eastern Slovakia, close to his base in Kosice and is working his way across the country as time and funds allow.  Because of privacy rules, records are only available for births, deaths, and marriages more than 100 years ago.

Sarah Feuerstein, the Hungarian Division's Vital Records Coordinator, needs qualified transcribers to help translate the records. If you can do so, please contact me off-list. We also need donations to allow this work to move forward. To donate, go to JewishGen's Generosity Page and donate to the Hungarian Division's General Fund.  

Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
JewishGen Director of Hungarian Research


Carole Bass
 

Vivian Kahn,

Thank you very much. The records I'm looking for are from the Kosice Region — from the town of Gelnica or thereabouts — and are more than 100 years old. Are any digitized records online?

I will gladly donate in support of this work. I've worked with Hungarian Civil Registration records from elsewhere in Hungary and can usually find my way around the records, but I don't know that that qualifies me to transcribe. I don't read Hungarian or Slovak.
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Carole Bass
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Carole Bass
 

Vivian Kahn,

I should have asked: is Mr. Abolson digitizing all civil registration records, or just those for Jewish births, deaths, and marriages?

Thanks again.
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Carole Bass
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
bass.carole@...


tzipporah batami
 

Vivian I would like to introduce a different opinion here. The dispersion and destruction of the Holocaust I feel should make an exception to privacy laws. For many this is scholarly or research on ancestrieos which is meritorious. For some this is still a search for birth cerificates because these archives do not respond to survivors claiming those records are in basements. If you could request that the time period of the Holocaust birth and marriage certificates be included it would be appreciated. Also I am wondering if you are also including those records from towns like Michalovce which was not part of Hungary since 1918 and when one contacts Slovakia they claim it was not same country. Or they dont answer. Or provide the basement excuse. To clarify I would consider Holocaust time period to start from the rise of Nazis in power, the late 1920s. I think living survivors would prefer access over privacy. Thanks for considering my idea and entertaining a broad response. And a reply.on whether Michalovce is included. Thanks so much.

Feigie Teichman


Sally Bruckheimer
 

Civil registration was only for Jews. The church took care of recording the Christians.

Sally


Vivian Kahn
 

Sally Bruckheimer's post is misleading. Hungary began civil registration  for all residents in October 1895. Prior to that time, Jewish and Christian births, deaths, and marriages were recorded by religious authorities and periodically collected by government officials. Religious records continued to be maintained separately.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director