Hungary Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records

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Before finding your ancestor in the records, you will need to know:

  • The actual name of an ancestor
  • The date of birth, marriage, and death (can be estimated)
  • The place of origin
  • The religion of an ancestor

Click here if you are missing any of the above listed information.

Find your ancestor in the records

The best sources of genealogical information in Hungary are church records kept by the local parishes and vital records kept by the local civil registration offices. The Family History Library has microfilmed records from Hungary. Use the FamilySearch Catalog to determine what records are available for the locality.

Some of the Hungarian records are now available on the Internet. Click here for the Hungarian Historical Records Collection.

Research by mail

If the records you want are not available through the Family History Library or online they may be available fromHungary. Please refer to the Letter Writing Guide for detailed information.