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Genealogical Guides and Handbooks: Hungarian

Brandt, Edward R.
Contents and addresses of Hungarian archives: with supplementary material for research on German ancestors from Hungary. Minneapolis, Minn.: E.R. Brandt, 1993. 83 p., maps.
LC call number: CD1170.B73 1993
LC control number: 95125707

Useful compilation of data, although details concerning archival organization may be outdated. Materials focusing on German-speaking families in Hungary especially helpful.


Lengyel, Emil.
Americans from Hungary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1974, 1948. 319 p.
LC call number: E184.H95L4 1974
LC control number: 72012628

Describes movements of Hungarians to United States, development of communities, and contributions.


Suess, Jared H.
Handy guide to Hungarian genealogical records. Logan, Utah (P.O. Box 368, Logan 84321): Everton Publishers, 1980. 100 p., facsims, maps.
LC call number: CS563.S93 LH&G
LC control number: 81109979

Lists primary sources available for tracing Hungarian family histories. Notes boundary changes following World War I that placed some Hungarian-speaking population outside contemporary Hungary (in Austria, Slovakia, Romania, and former Yugoslavia). Includes Hungarian and Latin word lists as well as discussion of orthography, forms of personal names and address, and variant place names.


Várdy, Steven Béla.
The Hungarian-Americans. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1985. 215 p.
LC call number: E184.H95V37 1985
LC control number: 84020526

Describes in detail the growth of Hungarian ethnic communities in the United States.

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