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From: Gary Mokotoff <>
Subject: New Book: "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary"
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 14:32:02 -0500
A new book has just been published titled "Genealogical Gazetteer of the
Kingdom of Hungary." It provides information about more than 12,000
towns within the 19th century borders of the Kingdom of Hungary that
today comprise regions of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia,
Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Ukraine. For each community, information
is provided for the population by religion. If there was no local church
or synagogue, the town where each congregation worshiped is indicated.
This is key to identifying the Roman Catholic diocese, the church of
record for the events of all faiths prior to civil registration in the
1850s. It is also useful in searching possible places of burial.
Additional information about each town includes alternate names and its
current name if no longer in Hungary. Towns can be searched
alphabetically by their current name, former name or alternate name(s).
The author, Jordan Auslander, spent more than five years compiling the
information which was based on the 1877 gazetteer, "Magyarorszag
Helysegnevtara" (Hungarian Gazetteer), by Janos Dvorzsak.
For additional information, go to
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/hungary.htm. At the site is the Table of
Contents, a sample page from the gazetteer, and a sample page from the
appendix which provides contemporary names for towns in the former
Kingdom of Hungary.
|New Book: "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary" by Gary Mokotoff <>|