The National Archives of Hungary Csongrád County Archives is the official archive for Csongrád County in Hungary.

The National Archives of Hungary Csongrad County Archives has limited online genealogy records. These include maps, military records, wills, and some government documents. To find an ancestor you must know their religion, place they lived, & exact birth, marriage, or death date to find who was the keeper of the records and who holds them today. The current record keeper may be a church or parish, or even another country, based on their religion and where they lived at the time.





Online collections

  • Registry Districts of Veszprém County (1895-1973)
  • Veszprém County Administrative Data
  • Collectio Diplomatica Hungarica
  • Our Manuscript maps on the web
  • House Register of the City of Veszprém (1907 – 1908)
  • County cadastral maps
  • Veszprém Kaleidoscope Database
  • World War I war care database of the city of Veszprém
  • Sublot War – Database of World War I objects and documents owned by the citizens of Veszprém
  • Soldier Registries “Registries for patrols (1756-1942) Personnel records for setting up and completing a permanent army. Under the summary name there are several types of document. We can distinguish recruiting, drawing, dismissal, review, posting registrations. There is a list of missing soldiers, there are also lists of documents and release requests between the documents. The language of the documents is Latin, German, Hungarian depending on the age, depending on the location. …In addition to the basic data (father, mother’s name, marital status, year of birth, residence), we can also find information about health status, appearance or schooling.”
  • The Archive recommends these sites for Hungarian Military Service background: Military Place and Servants of Old Bakers and Heroes of the Great War (not at the Csongrád County Archives)
  • Testaments Researching wills, wills, or wills can be a very important aid to those wishing to explore the history of the 18th and 19th centuries. Not only do these documents provide a more accurate understanding of local history, but they also provide invaluable data for researchers in legal, ecclesiastical, school, economic, social, and mental history, as has been the case with published wills. (Győr, Kecskemét and Hódmezővásárhely). That is why the management of the Csongrád County Archives decided to process these documents within the framework of a larger work, and to make them available online to those interested in a database, similar to the Social History Repository of the Budapest Metropolitan Archives.
  • Historical (council members names, positions, villages, etc. 1950-1990
  • Csongrad County Archives of the City Council
  • Hódmezővásárhely City Council Executive Committee meetings
  • Archontology – About the officials of the councils of Csongrád County between 1950 and 1990, the Csongrád County Archives from the History of Csongrád County Studies XXXVI. published in his volume Archontology. We would like to make this available online to all researchers, as it is an essential handrail for researching recent history. In any case, the developed program was implemented with such a computer background that we can connect to a possible national database at any time, so that the flow of information can take place. I would like to draw the attention of the esteemed researchers to the fact that if a person occurs in several settlements or functions, we have marked it with an asterisk.
  • Hódmezővásárhely City Council Executive Committee meetings – In this database you will find the registers and short extracts of the minutes of the minutes of the Executive Committee of the City Council of Hódmezővásárhely, which actually managed the daily life of the socialist era, from the establishment of the World Cup in 1950 until its dissolution in 1990. The database contains the exact location of each protocol decision with an archival mark, the date, a short summary of the decision content, the number, the title and scope of any annexes attached, and the list of WC members and guests who attended the meeting. The nearly 530-page keyword-searchable database provides invaluable help in researching the period, which is still unprocessed at the monographic level.
  • Collection of feudal conscripts (censuses) (1715 – 1848) – The database consists of 17,233 digitized pages. The digitization works were prepared by General Document Line Iratkezelő és Ügyvitelfejlesztő Rt., The electronic publication by MKB-LUX Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft. ATTENTION! Only works with Internet Explorer!
  • Makó City Council Executive Committee meetings (download below in Excel format) – This database contains records of the minutes of the Executive Committee of the City Council, which effectively manages the daily life of the socialist city of Makó, from the formation of the World Cup in 1950 until its dissolution in 1990. The database contains the exact location of each protocol decision with an archival mark, the date, the page number, the subject of the decisions, their short content, number, the scope and location of the annexes. From 1950 to 1990, each World Cup meeting is broken down by year, which you can alternate at the “worksheets” below. The database of record number 9388 provides invaluable assistance to our researchers and is easily searchable by keywords.



Onsite Collections






The Archives has a limited amount of online records. Most research must be done on-site with microfilm or archival records. Staff members do not provide research services. If you’re not onsite, you’ll need to hire a private researcher. Some tips they provide:

  1. You just know that your ancestor was born in Fulek on 6 October 1892. We cannot help you, because we keep the microfilm of parish registers created in the present territory of Hungary, and Fulek (Filakovo) now belongs to Slovakia. You should apply to the Slovakian Archives.

  2. You just know that your ancestor was born in Szabolcs county in 1870. This is not enough to find the record, because there were more than one hundred parishes in that county at the end of the 19th century.

  3. You just know that your ancestor was born in Kistelek (Csongrad county) in the seventies or eighties of the last century. This means that we should look through the registers from 1870 to 1889 (20 years), and we cannot tackle it.

  4. You just know that your ancestor was born in Szekesfehervar in 1888. Szekesfehervar is a relatively big city in Hungary, at that time there were 11 parishes belonging to different churches. In order to find the record we should browse more than 100 pages, and we have no time to do it.

  5. You just know that your ancestor belonged to the Reformed Church, and died in Tata in 1911. We cannot help, because we keep the register up to 1895. You should apply to the church.

  6. You know that your Roman Catholic ancestor was born in Szabadbattyan (Fejer county) in 1892. Since we have to examine just a few pages, we can do the job.

“Summing up: in order to find the data without a time-consuming research work, we have to know the religion, the exact date, and place of birth, marriage or death of the person looked for. The most important is the place-name. As regards the rest the necessity of accuracy also depends on the size of the locality: the bigger it was, the more precise data we need. What can you do if you are not a local resident, so you are not in the position to visit the research room of the National Archives of Hungary? In such a case we recommend that you look for a genealogist (e.g. on the net), and charge him/her to do the job.”

“In this Home Page (under the menu Databases – Parish Registers) an on-line database is available. We have a large parish register collection on microfilm which contains 4 million frames, and you can have access to the data of this collection by the database. You cannot find personal names in the database, you can only see whether the locality you look for has registers or not, if yes, what kind of registers (e.g. Roman Catholic and reformed, birth and marriage registers) are available, the year range and the microfilm numbers.”


TIP: If the URL doesn’t bring up a page with the option to translate and you need a Hungarian translation, try copying the URL/website address and pasting it into a new window and see if you get the translation option. Or, open and copy and paste text into the window and select “Hungarian” (or let it detect the language) and translate into your desired language. FamilySearch has a Hungarian Genealogical Word list that may help you understand the documents.


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