This page includes General information and then other topics in alphabetical order: Census, Language, Maps and Names.  Country information includes Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine.



H-SIG Cross Reference Guide   NOTE:  This is a large file, so please give the file time to load.

Carol Robinson

Center For Jewish History


Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)


Jewish Encyclopedia. The complete contents of the twelve volume work originally published between 1901 and 1906 and now part of the public domain.


Magyar Zsido Lexikon  Searchable digital version of Peter Ujvari's 1929 work. The website and the document are both in Hungarian.  While it's not difficult to find entries, translating them is another issue.  You can browse the entire work by clicking on Cimlap or go to  http://mek.oszk.hu/04000/04093/html/cimszo.html#SZ   and find the name of the person or place you are researching.  Click on "oldalkep" in the column on the right and you will find the page where the entry appears.

Peter Ujvari

Jewish Genealogy by Genetics

Family Tree DNA (FTDNA)

Jewish Virtual Library. The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Hungary and also Hungary Table of Contents

Jewish Virtual Library, a Division of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise

Radix offers a combination of free indexes and gazateer information and subscription content from various sources on pre-Trianon Hungary. Examples of free search sources include the surname index of the Industry and trade directory of Hungary in 1891 and a 1913 gazeteer of Hungary. The associated RadixHub website provides links to local history and genealogical sources (e.g., Family History Library microfilms) by setllement name. RadixLog is János Bogárdi's genealogy blog, with useful links to Hungarian genealogical sources.

János Bogárdi

The Routes to Roots Foundation

Routes to Roots Foundation

Kinga Frojimovics's presentation on "Jewish Naming Customs in Hungary from the Turn of the Twentieth Century until the Holocaust"

Kinga Frojimovic

Vital Record Heading - Translation guide

Sam Schleman

Hungarian Jewish Migration: Timeline and Resources

Vivian Kahn


Demographic Maps of Hungary, 1900

János Bogárdi

Dvorsak 1877 Gazetter Select the county and then click on the corresponding link to open the first page of that county in the gazeteer. To navigate, click on "kovetkezo oldal" (next page) or "elozo oldal" (previous page). The pages are images in JPG format, so you can download them (right-click with your mouse; Mac: hold the mouse button down for a few seconds).

Pécs University Library

Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Informatics Department of Cartography and Informatics has information on Hungarian cartography and provides accesss to maps of Hungary.

Eötvös Loránd University

Global Gazetteer. Provides maps and satellite images of the world.

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.

Hungarian Place Name Database (Határon túli magyar helységnévszótár)  This Hungarian language database allows searching on current or old Hungarian place names.

Laszlo Sebok

Hungary Gazeteer, 1892 (Magyarország Helységnévtára 1892).

Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO) Library

Maps of old Hungarian counties circa 1910. High resolution maps of each Hungarian megye (use UTF-8 encoding so that the text will display properly).

Eötvös Loránd University

3rd Military Mapping Survey Austro-Hungary. This site provides a clickable index of Central Europe that provides access to 267 map sheets originally published about 1910.

Eötvös Loránd University

Ukrainian Road Map. Maps for free and personal use at 1:1,000,000 scale in GIF format.

InfoUkes Inc., Canada

List of Towns in Zemplén   Excel spredsheet


HOLOCAUST  Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

Nevek-Klarsfeld. Details on over 350,000 jews of Greater Hungary and their fate during and following the Holocaust, based upon the published series of Nevek by the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation.

Beate Klarsfeld Foundation

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Performing Hungarian Research

Peter Lande and Vivian Kahn

AUSTRIA     Back to  top      ARCHIVES

Jewish History of Gradisce - Örvidek, Destroyed Jewish Communities. Pages on Deutschkreutz, Frauenkirchen, Gattendorf, Lackenbach, Kittsee, and Kobersdorf


Searching for Ancestors in Austria


Military Archive in Vienna


Burgenland Bunch


CROATIA     Back to  top      ARCHIVES

Finding Family Records in Croatia


HUNGARY  Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

British Library. Jews in Hungary: a select bibliography of works in the British Library


Budapest City Archives


Budapest: How To Get The Most Out of Budapest Vital Records

Debra Korman

Constructing a Town-Wide Genealogy: Jewish Mattersdorf, Hungary 1698-1938

Carol G. Vogel

Consular Information: Obtaining birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates from Hungary

Embassy of Hungary (Washington, DC)

Guide to Corresponding in Hungarian

Vivian Kahn

English to Hungarian and Hungarian to English Dictionary


Hungarian Cemeteries and Burials (www.oroklet.hu).
ÖRÖKLÉT, meaning "Eternal Being" requires registration with an e-mail address. The "English version" may not function from the homepage, but, after registering, an English version of the search mechanism is available inside.


Hungarian Homepage. Information and documents on hungary and links to Hungarian internet services.

Technical University of Budapest, Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology

Hungarian Jewish Archives (Magyar Zsidó Levéltár), Budapest.
Registers in the Hungarian Jewish Archives:

Magyar Zsidó Levéltár (Hungarian Jewish Archives)

Hungarian Jewish Communities (Hungarian)


Hungarian Jewish Homepage.
History of the Hungarian Jews, information, institutes, synagogues, customs, holidays, newspapers, Jewish life in Hungary, geneology service, travel facilities, etc.

Makkabi Ltd. in Budapest in cooperation with the Alliance of the Jewish Communities in Hungary

Hungarian On-Line Directory Assistance


Hungarian Synagogues. The Synaogues of Europe, Past and Present: Hungary

Museum of Family History

Hungarian War Archives


Hungarian/English Glossary of Causes of Death and other Archaic Medical Terms

Sandra Malek

Hungary: Jewish Family History Research Guide.

Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Center for Jewish History

Hungary telephone directory, 1943. M. Kir. Postavezerigazgatosag (General Directorate of the Hungarian Royal Post) the alphabetical register of the countryside telephone network, May 1943. A videki halozatok beturendes tavbeszelo nevsora 1943  [The alphabetical register of the country's telephone network] May 1943.  The directory covers all areas that were part of Hungary in 1943, including lands in the eastern part present-day Slovakia, Transylvania, and Transcarpathia ceded to Hungary by the Vienna Awards in 1938 and 1940. Digitized and uploaded to the Internet Archive, with sizes ranging up to over 15 megabytes.

Cover (JPG)
Table of Contents (JPG)

The main page (http://www.archive.org/details/AVidekiHalozatokBeturendesTavbeszeloNevsora1943) lists sections of the telephone directory in several formats. Among them are the following PDF files:
Aba to Baja
Baja to Budszentmihaly
Budszentmihaly to Dunavecse
Dunavecse to Hajduszoboszlogyogyfurdo
Hajduszovat to Kaszopuszta
Katadfa to Komarom
Kulcs to Munkacs
Munkacs to Pecs
Pecs to Sopron
Sopron to Szazhalombatta
Szazhalombatta to Szond
Szond to Zsutja

Intenet Archive (www.archive.org)

Jewish Museum and Archives of Hungary


Magyar Országos Levéltár - National Archives of Hungary



1828 Census Headings


Cities in the 1828 Census


Hungarian Census Information


LANGUAGE    Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

Causes of Death: Hungarian to English

Judith Bennett, Debbie Korman, Peter Gergay

Magyar-English Profession Translations

George Gelb

Civil Register Translation Guide

Miryam and David Gordon

Diacritical Marks: How to Type


English Hungarian and Hungarian English Online Dictionary


Slovak Pronunciation Guide


Letter Writing Guides (FamilySearch.org): Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia


NAMES    Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

Hungarian Given Names


ROMANIA    Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

Former Transylvania Region Administrative Records Locations


God-seekers, Lumbermen, and Scholars under the Carpathians: The Jews of Sziget. Resources for Researching Sziget Area Families (Presented at the IAJGS conference in Los Angeles, 2010)

Vivian Kahn and Rony Golan

Romania: Jewish Family History Research Guide

Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. Center for Jewish History

Romanian Phone Book


Transylvania Town Name Translations (German, Hungarian)


SLOVAKIA    Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

City Maps of Slovakia


Eastern Slovakia Genealogy Research Strategies

Bill Tarkulich

Embassy of the Slovak Republic


Guide to Czech and Slovak Republic Genealogy (Center for Jewish History)

Center for Jewish History

Jewish Family History Resources in Slovakia (Presented at IAJGS conference in Philadelphia, 2009)

Vivian Kahn and Jan Hlavinka

Links to towns and villages in Slovakia


List of Jewish Communities in Židovské náboženské obce na Slovensku. [The Jewish Religious Communities in Slovakia]. by Eugen Bárkány


Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Research Pages


Slovakian Postal Service


Slovak-Jewish Heritage.org


UKRAINE   Back  to  top      ARCHIVES

An Introduction to Ukrainian Research

Center for Jewish History

Ukrainian Archives addresses. "Oblasts and Raions in Ukraine"


Ukrainian Road Map. Maps for free and personal use at 1:1,000,000 scale in GIF format.

InfoUkes Inc., Canada

Ungvar and Ung Megye. An Incomplete List of Resources for Researching Ungvar and Ung Megye. (Presented at IAJGS conference in Chicago, 2008)

Jordan Auslander, Vivian Kahn, and Pamela Weisberger



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