If also You would like to know the history of Your family, You are curious to know Your origin, Your ancestors, or Your relatives, who live also today, but You are not acquainted with them until now, we offer You our services to complete Your family tree, as they are demonstrated in details in the following articles.
A good occasion for ordering the research can be a birthday, a marriage anniversary, Christmas, or any other occasion, which deserves giving an individual, particular and durable present.
Within the frontiers of the historical Hungary:
On the territory of the one-time Austro-Hungarian Monarchy:
Church (parish)registers (birth, death, marriage) usually are at disposal from the beginning of the 18th Century up to nowadays. I may happen, however that also earlier registers exist, but, unfortunately, they more or less perished during the times.
As of 1st October, 1895 state registration became official.
On the basis of the found registry and other data we will arrange the individual members of the family in a family tree, both in printed and in digitalized form. The completed family tree can be later on supplemented or modified, as You like it.
A supplement of the research in the registries can be - firstly in case of noble families- the research in the archives, in the course of which the property status of the researched person, or family, family happenings, etc. can be followed. In lucky cases there are correspondences, or litigation records existing, which may provide much more detailed information to the researcher.
After having totally expulsed the Turks, settlers from West (firstly Swabians) were brought into areas, like Pilis, Baranya, Tolna, Bánság, Szatmár, which were previously populated definitely only by Hungarians, where, during the centuries most of the ancient Hungarian inhabitants became extinct during the centuries-long fights, while locations of Hungarian-speaking people had been prohibited. In 1689 County Lipót Kollonich, archbishop proposed to Emperor Lipót I the construction plan (Einrichtungswerk) of the Hungarian Kingdom. This initiated the population with German settlers, who arrived from South and South-West Germany. The Court Chamber and the squatters did the settlement. The areas of six new German settlements are outlined: Transdanubian Medium Mountains [Dunántúli-középhegység) (Bakony, Vértes, Gerecse, Buda Hills, Pilis and the Dunazug Mountains), Southern Transdanubium (Counties of Tolna, Baranya and Somogy), Eastern Hungary (Counties of Szatmár, Slavonia and Syrmia (Szerémség), Batchka (Bácska), Banat (Bánság).
The state settlements, which took some 80 years were made stopped by Maria Theresa in 1773, and it is also she, who allows in 1778 that the Banat territory is again under Hungarian domain, and there also Hungarians may settle.
During the 1780-ies Buda, Pest and Óbuda, and the surroundings of them had 55 000 inhabitants, 60-75 % of them of German origin.
Joseph II issues the Impopulation Patent (settlement order) on 21st September, 1782: renewal of state financing of the settlement action in all settlement areas. By the end of the 19th Century the rate of the Germans in Hungary was, as follows: 65 % in West Hungary, 67 % in South Hungary, 44 % in Batchka, 42 % in the Comitatus of Temesiensis (Temes), 48 % in the Comitatus of Torontaliensis (Torontál), 37 % in the County of Szepes (Szepesség), while 31 % in the Fatra.
Completing family trees of German families is usually possible until the time, when the first family members settled in the actual Hungarian settlement. In a lucky case it can be clear, as well, where they exactly came to their new home from.
Until the end of the 18th Century the Hungarian laws did not allow for the Jewish to freely choose their domicile within the country. Despite this, as a consequence of the disadvantageous circumstances in the surrounding countries, new and new Jewish immigrants continuously arrived in Hungary. Along with the German, Slovak, etc. peasant settlers firstly German speaking Ashkenazi Jewish people arrived, firstly from the territories of Bohemia and Germany. During the last third of the 18th Century the first immigrant groups of the Hebrew people appeared from the neighbouring Galicia, as well. Jewish people from Bohemia and Germany settled in the greatest numbers in the Western frontier areas of Hungary, while those, who arrived from Galicia, settled in the North-Eastern side of the country. They settled first in the centres of the landlordisms, then in the consolidating towns, developing by the commercial ways and junctions. According to the laws of the royal free towns that time, Jewish people were allowed to live in these towns only outside of the walls of the town, in the quarters, in the so-call ghettos, separated for them. The number of the Jewish people living in Hungary was supposedly to be approximately 20,000 in 1769, and already some 80,000 in 1787.
The Grace Order issued by Emperor Joseph II in 1781 made possible that Jewish people might move also in the royal free towns. Joseph II allowed for the Jews activities generally prohibited before, like buying land, and agricultural and industrial activities. Her prescribed for them, further the unreligious education of their children and adopting German surnames.
The mass arrival of Jews from Eastern Europe was the greatest immigration of the history of the new ages of Hungary in the second half of the 19th Century. The new incomers were very poor Yiddish language speaking Ashkenazi Jews, mostly having rural manner of life, who were busy themselves, as well with agriculture, and who arrived from the areas of Galicia and the Russian Empire becoming under the control of the Monarchy. As an effect of the Act on Jewish Emancipation of 1867 the immigration of Jews from the surrounding countries having no similar law had further increased. The number of the Jews became tripled between 1850 and 1900.
Researching family trees of Jewish families can usually be carried out until the middle of the 19th Century, since registries were obliged to keep as of that time. There are some exceptions, as well, where the local rabbi recorded the data afterwards, retrospectively, as well.
The every-day name of the notices of sadness (letters of sadness) is death notice (or parte), what is a document, which contains notice on the death of one individual or of more persons, and besides this, and, at the same time, in a very diversified combination reports on the members of the mourner relationship (sometimes on the addresses of them), on place, time and ceremony order of the funeral, on the most important stages in the career of the departed.
On the basis of the notices of sadness the person, who is interested in his family can get a complete view on his relatives even without coming into collision with the strict orders of the Act on Data Protection. Nevertheless, there are examples showing that one or other notice of sadness provided a heritage advantage to our client, what he was not thinking of at all.
If You ordered our service investigating notices of sadness, the minimal data required to commence the search, however, are not at your disposal, we undertake to research them, as well.
You must know, however that at the time of acceptance of the assignment we are not able to know before, as to whether the research would be successful or not. With this regard we will offer an acceptable proposal to You in or detailed offer.