Tracing Hungarian birth and marriage records

How do I find Hungarian records?

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.

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).

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.

Are birth certificates public record in Germany?

Most civil registers are still located at the local civil registration offices, but some are collected in city or state archives. Since 2009 birth records have been public after 110 years, marriages after 80 years and deaths after 30 years.

How do I get Hungarian citizenship by descent?

He or she may become a Hungarian citizen by a statement, but his or her descendants have to be naturalized. If your Hungarian ancestor emigrated from Hungary before September 1, 1929, it is likely that his or her descendants were not born Hungarian citizens. You may be naturalized if you speak Hungarian.

What race is Hungarian?

Ethnic Hungarians are a mix of the Finno-Ugric Magyars and various assimilated Turkic, Slavic, and Germanic peoples. A small percentage of the population is made up of ethnic minority groups. The largest of these is the Roma (Gypsies).

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