Hungary, Reformed Church Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Hungary, Hungary
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Record Description
Record Type: Christenings
Collection years: 1624-1895
Languages: Hungarian
Title in the Language: Magyar Református Egyház keresztelési anyakönyvei
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains indexed records of baptisms in Hungary from 1624-1895. The publication of this collection is in progress. Additional records in the index will be published as they become available.

Calvinist Protestantism became the dominant religion of Hungarians in the late 1500s. The keeping of Reformed church registers began in the early 1700s after the Turks were replaced by the Christian Austrian government.

Registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, and other ordinances pertaining to each Church’s jurisdiction.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptismal Records include:

  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Date of baptism
  • Father and mother’s names and sometimes their address
  • Complete witness’s names and sometimes their address
  • Registration place

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Year of the baptism

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

Search the Index

  1. Go to the Collection Page
  2. Fill in the search boxes with the information you have
  3. Click Search to bring up a list of possible matches

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age, along with the place of birth, to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records, such as employment or military records.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Országos Leveltár, Budapest (Hungary National Archives, Budapest).

Record (or Index) Citation
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895.


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