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==Introduction==
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== Introduction ==
  
Civil Registration [Állami anyakönyvek] refers to records of births, marriages, and deaths maintained by civil authorities. One of the main reasons for the introduction of Hungarian civil registration in 1895 was the conflict in the late 1800s over the baptism of children of mixed marriages.
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Civil Registration [Állami anyakönyvek] refers to records of births, marriages, and deaths maintained by civil authorities. One of the main reasons for the introduction of Hungarian civil registration in 1895 was the conflict in the late 1800s over the baptism of children of mixed marriages.  
  
==Time period==
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== Time period ==
  
 
Hungarian Civil registration began on October 1, 1895 and continues to the present.  
 
Hungarian Civil registration began on October 1, 1895 and continues to the present.  
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'''Marriages:''' date and place of marriage; names, occupations, dates and places of birth and residences of groom and bride; names and residences of parents and witnesses; until 1948, also the religion.  
 
'''Marriages:''' date and place of marriage; names, occupations, dates and places of birth and residences of groom and bride; names and residences of parents and witnesses; until 1948, also the religion.  
  
'''Deaths:''' name, occupation, residence and age of the deceased; dates of death and burial; names of surviving spouse and parents; place and cause of death; until 1948, also the religion.
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'''Deaths:''' name, occupation, residence and age of the deceased; dates of death and burial; names of surviving spouse and parents; place and cause of death; until 1948, also the religion.  
  
 
The format varies slightly over time: prior to 1907 records were kept with a single event per page, beginning with 1907 the format is tabular with many events listed on the same page (examples of both appear below).<br>
 
The format varies slightly over time: prior to 1907 records were kept with a single event per page, beginning with 1907 the format is tabular with many events listed on the same page (examples of both appear below).<br>
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== '''Location'''  ==
 
== '''Location'''  ==
  
The originals of these registers are kept at Civil Registrars’ offices [anyakönyvi hivatal] in town halls [Állami Nyilvan tartási Hivatal]. Up to 1980 the registrars’ offices sent transcripts of these volumes to the county archives, or, in the case of Budapest, to the municipal archives
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The originals of these registers are kept at Civil Registrars’ offices [anyakönyvi hivatal] in town halls [Állami Nyilvan tartási Hivatal]. Up to 1980 the registrars’ offices sent transcripts of these volumes to the county archives, or, in the case of Budapest, to the municipal archives  
  
== '''Research use''' ==
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== '''Research use''' ==
  
 
Establish individual identity. Excellent for family and relationship linkage. They identify names of parents, prove other relationships, and are very useful for linking generations.  
 
Establish individual identity. Excellent for family and relationship linkage. They identify names of parents, prove other relationships, and are very useful for linking generations.  
  
== '''Accessibility''' ==
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== '''Accessibility''' ==
  
 
Some information can be obtained by correspondence or by visit if proof of relationship is given.  
 
Some information can be obtained by correspondence or by visit if proof of relationship is given.  
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Hungary’s so-called “personality law” prohibits archives from providing access to birth registers for 90 years, marriage registers for 60 years, and death registers for 30 years.  
 
Hungary’s so-called “personality law” prohibits archives from providing access to birth registers for 90 years, marriage registers for 60 years, and death registers for 30 years.  
  
==Types of civil registration records==
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== Types of civil registration records ==
  
===Birth Civil Registration Record Translation (pre-1907)<br>===
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=== Birth Civil Registration Record Translation (pre-1907)<br> ===
  
[[Image:Hungarian civil birth original.jpg|thumb|right|100px|Birth Record]]  
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[[Image:Hungarian civil birth original.jpg|thumb|right|100px]]  
  
[[Image:Hungarian civil birth eng.jpg|thumb|right|100px|Birth Record Translated]]  
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[[Image:Hungarian civil birth eng.jpg|thumb|right|100px]]  
  
 
Hungarian birth civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the birth civil registration record.  
 
Hungarian birth civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the birth civil registration record.  
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''Comments:''  
 
''Comments:''  
  
(signature of the Registrar)<br> (signature of the Announcer)  
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(signature of the Registrar)<br>(signature of the Announcer)  
  
This is an official copy of the original copy. Place and Date:<br> (signature of the Registrar)
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This is an official copy of the original copy. Place and Date:<br>(signature of the Registrar)  
  
===Marriage Civil Registration Record Translation (post-1907)<br>===
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=== Marriage Civil Registration Record Translation (post-1907)<br> ===
  
[[Image:Hungarian civil marriage Budapest.png|thumb|right|130px|Marriage Record pg.1]] [[Image:Hungarian civil marriage Budapest 2.png|thumb|right|130px|Marriage Record pg.2]]  
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[[Image:Hungarian civil marriage Budapest.png|thumb|right|130px]] [[Image:Hungarian civil marriage Budapest 2.png|thumb|right|130px]]  
  
 
Hungarian marriage civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the marriage civil registration record.  
 
Hungarian marriage civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the marriage civil registration record.  
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''Comments:''  
 
''Comments:''  
  
(the first witness' signature)<br> (the second witness' signature)<br> (the husband's signature)<br> (the wife's signature)<br> (signature of Registrar)  
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(the first witness' signature)<br>(the second witness' signature)<br>(the husband's signature)<br>(the wife's signature)<br>(signature of Registrar)  
  
This is an official copy of the original marriage certificate. Place and Date:<br> (signature of the Registrar)
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This is an official copy of the original marriage certificate. Place and Date:<br>(signature of the Registrar)  
  
===Death Civil Registration Record Translation (pre-1907)===
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=== Death Civil Registration Record Translation (pre-1907) ===
  
[[Image:Hungarian civil death original.png|thumb|right|100px|Death Record]]  
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[[Image:Hungarian civil death original.png|thumb|right|100px]]  
  
 
Hungarian death civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the death civil registration record.  
 
Hungarian death civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the death civil registration record.  
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''Comments:''  
 
''Comments:''  
  
(signature of the Registrar)<br> (signature of the Announcer)  
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(signature of the Registrar)<br>(signature of the Announcer)  
  
This is an official copy of the original copy. Place and Date:<br> (signature of the Registrar)  
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This is an official copy of the original copy. Place and Date:<br>(signature of the Registrar)  
  
To see an actual example of the Hungarian civil registration records do to http://www.bogardi.com/gen/g072.htm
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To see an actual example of the Hungarian civil registration records do to http://www.bogardi.com/gen/g072.htm  
  
==Budapest civil registration==
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== Budapest civil registration ==
  
Civil registration records from Budapest are now available on FamilySearch website. To browse the collection click [[Hungary, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kis-Kun, Budapest Civil Registration|here]].
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Civil registration records from Budapest are now available on FamilySearch website. To browse the collection click [[Hungary, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kis-Kun, Budapest Civil Registration|here]].  
  
 
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Contents

Introduction

Civil Registration [Állami anyakönyvek] refers to records of births, marriages, and deaths maintained by civil authorities. One of the main reasons for the introduction of Hungarian civil registration in 1895 was the conflict in the late 1800s over the baptism of children of mixed marriages.

Time period

Hungarian Civil registration began on October 1, 1895 and continues to the present.

Contents

Births: name of child, date of entry, place and date of birth; names, ages and residence of parents; until 1948, also the religion of parents, names of witnesses.

Marriages: date and place of marriage; names, occupations, dates and places of birth and residences of groom and bride; names and residences of parents and witnesses; until 1948, also the religion.

Deaths: name, occupation, residence and age of the deceased; dates of death and burial; names of surviving spouse and parents; place and cause of death; until 1948, also the religion.

The format varies slightly over time: prior to 1907 records were kept with a single event per page, beginning with 1907 the format is tabular with many events listed on the same page (examples of both appear below).

Location

The originals of these registers are kept at Civil Registrars’ offices [anyakönyvi hivatal] in town halls [Állami Nyilvan tartási Hivatal]. Up to 1980 the registrars’ offices sent transcripts of these volumes to the county archives, or, in the case of Budapest, to the municipal archives

Research use

Establish individual identity. Excellent for family and relationship linkage. They identify names of parents, prove other relationships, and are very useful for linking generations.

Accessibility

Some information can be obtained by correspondence or by visit if proof of relationship is given.

Hungary’s so-called “personality law” prohibits archives from providing access to birth registers for 90 years, marriage registers for 60 years, and death registers for 30 years.

Types of civil registration records

Birth Civil Registration Record Translation (pre-1907)

Hungarian civil birth original.jpg
Hungarian civil birth eng.jpg

Hungarian birth civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the birth civil registration record.

Number:

Place: Date:

The person who came to announce the birth:

Occupation: Residence:

Father:

Name: Religion: Occupation: Residence: Birthplace: Age:

Mother:

Name: Maiden Name: Religion: Occupation: Residence: Birthplace: Age:

The Birth:

Place: Date: Time:

The child:

Gender: Religion: Name:

Comments:

(signature of the Registrar)
(signature of the Announcer)

This is an official copy of the original copy. Place and Date:
(signature of the Registrar)

Marriage Civil Registration Record Translation (post-1907)

Hungarian civil marriage Budapest.png
Hungarian civil marriage Budapest 2.png

Hungarian marriage civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the marriage civil registration record.

Number:

Place: Date:

The named parties appeared before the undersigned registrar to enter into marriage:

1. The Groom:

Religion: Occupation: Residence:

Birth Information:

Place: Date:

Father:

Name: Occupation: Residence:

Mother:

Name: Occupation: Residence:

2. The Bride:

Religion: Occupation: Residence:

Birth Information:

Place: Date:

Father:

Name: Occupation: Residence:

Mother:

Name: Occupation: Residence:

3. The First Witness:

Occupation: Residence: Age:

4. The Second Witness:

Occupation: Residence: Age:

The bride and groom appeared before the registrar to enter into marriage. The bride and groom arrived separately with the witnesses. The registrar joined the bride and groom in marriage in accordance with the law.

Comments:

(the first witness' signature)
(the second witness' signature)
(the husband's signature)
(the wife's signature)
(signature of Registrar)

This is an official copy of the original marriage certificate. Place and Date:
(signature of the Registrar)

Death Civil Registration Record Translation (pre-1907)

Hungarian civil death original.png

Hungarian death civil registration records were recorded on pre-printed standard civil registration forms. Small variations may accur in different areas of the country. A translation of this form will help you in reading the death civil registration record.

Number:

Place: Date:

The person who came to announce the death:

Occupation: Residence:

The deceased person:

Name: Religion: Occupation: Residence: Birthplace: Age: Spouse=s Name: Father=s Name, Occupation, and Residence: Mother=s Name, Occupation, and Residence:

The death:

Place: Date: Time: Cause:

Comments:

(signature of the Registrar)
(signature of the Announcer)

This is an official copy of the original copy. Place and Date:
(signature of the Registrar)

To see an actual example of the Hungarian civil registration records do to http://www.bogardi.com/gen/g072.htm

Budapest civil registration

Civil registration records from Budapest are now available on FamilySearch website. To browse the collection click here.