Title: Genealogical Gaazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary
Author: Jordan Auslander
Media Type: Book (in Hungary section)
Lending Status: Borrow
How Acquired: ZVA purchase for SGS
Review/Description: Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary compiled by Jordan Auslander is based on an 1877 gazetteer with improvements to facilitate navigating through the name changes resulting from the division of Hungary after World War I.Â It also contains a brief history of Hungary, a discussion of record keeping, and a religious breakdown of each location listed. In cases where the community did not have its own church, the book lists the nearby churches that served the community in 1877. This can be very helpful when you are looking for your ancestors’ records. Locations are listed by their Hungarian namesÂ while an index matches the current name to the listing. Unfortunately, German names are not listed. This should not present too great an obstacle, as usually a researcher will also know one of the other names. I noted that I could not find some very small communities regardless of the name or spelling I used. These seemed to be very small, predominantly Serbian communities, but I suspect you would find the same result in Romania.Â Also, of note is the fact that this work was compiled with Jewish research in mind, although this is not an obstacle for anyone else who wishes to use it.