Hungary, Reformed Church Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Hungary Reformed Church Christenings, 1624-1895
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|Title in the Language:||Magyar Református Egyház keresztelési anyakönyvei|
|Országos Leveltár, Budapest (Hungary National Archives, Budapest)|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in Hungarian. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Hungary Genealogical Word List
- Hungary Civil Registration, Birth and Marriage Extracts (Family Search Historical Records)
- Hungary Language and Languages
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
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 This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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.
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- 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?[edit | edit source]
- 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Hungary.
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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