How do I trace Hungarian Ancestry?
The best sources of genealogical information in Hungary are the church records kept by the local parishes. FamilySearch has indexes of pre-1896 baptisms from Roman Catholic and Reformed church registers for most churches that are still in Hungary. Use Records Search to find your relatives in these indexes.
Does Ancestry have records from Hungary?
Welcome to our Hungary family history research page. Here you’ll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Hungary ancestors.
How do I get my birth records from Hungary?
In order to obtain certificates or records from Hungary, you have to send the application to the diplomatic or consular representation whose area of responsibility includes the state you live in (see the consular districts of Hungarian missions in the US).
How do I find out where my ancestor was born?
Once you’ve determined the country of origin, look for a national index to vital or civil registration records (births, deaths, marriages) or a national census or other enumeration for that country in the time period in which your ancestor was born (e.g. civil registration index for England & Wales).
Who are Hungarians descended from?
Their original composition probably included Iranian and Turkish people, while other populations were already present in the territory (Avars, Slavs, Germans). Some of the Hungarian ethnic groups claim to be descendants of ancient Magyars settlers (such as the Orség), others of Huns, Turks or Iranians.
Which state has the highest Hungarian population?
U.S. cities and communities with large Hungarian American populations are largely concentrated in Ohio (193,951), New York (137,029), California (133,988), Pennsylvania (132,184), New Jersey (115,615), Michigan (98,036) and in Florida (96,885).