Source Information

JewishGen
Marelynn Zipser and Alex Miller, comp. Hungary, All Citizen Census, 1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Magyar Statisztikai Hivatal. Népszámlálás, 1869. Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library. Microfilm number provided with each record. This data is provided in partnership with JewishGen.org.

About Hungary, All Citizen Census, 1869

The 1869 Census is a “people” census, attempting to enumerate all individuals of all religions, regardless of property ownership. The Census was created by the Hungarian Government. The broad scope of the census makes it particularly valuable for genealogical research. The census was mainly recorded in the Magyar (Hungarian) language, though census records from some areas may also include other languages such as Slovak.

About the Database:

The database currently contains more than 88,000 records from the following counties (some of which are in the present day boundaries of Slovakia):

  • Abauj-Torna (complete)

  • Bars (complete)

  • Esztergom (complete)

  • Fejér (city of Székesfehérvár only)

  • Győr (city of Győr only)

  • Hajdu (city of Debrecen only)

  • Komárom (complete)

  • Nyitra (complete)

  • Sáros (complete)

  • Szentes (city of Csongrád only)

  • Szepes (complete)

  • Zemplén (complete)

The fields displayed in this database are:

  • Town: Hungarian shtetl name (town/village name)

  • District: Hungarian járás (district)

  • County: Hungarian megye in which the shtetl is located

  • Household Number: A number assigned by the census taker to the household

  • LDS Microfilm Number: LDS Family History Library microfilm reel where this record can be found

  • Name: Surname and Given Name of the individual

  • Maiden Name: Maiden name of wife (or widow) if listed

  • Relationship: Relationship to head of household, which is an optional field

  • Birthplace: Birthplace of the individual (if transcribed – this is considered an optional field)

  • Birth Date: Birth date of the individual

  • Comments

Other information recorded on the original census included:

  • Marital status

  • Occupation

  • Citizenship

  • Residency

  • Gender

  • Literacy