16 2023

JGSO: Hungarian Jewish Research

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

Zoom Zoom registration link URL below or on JGSO website

Contact Janice Sellers
971-266-0005 (leave message)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon presents a Zoom talk by Vivian Kahn. This talk will reference records from the vast area that was formerly part of Hungary, which includes present-day Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, northern Serbia, northwestern Romania, and Sub-Carpathian Ukraine.

With almost 2 million records already online and more added regularly, the JewishGen Hungary database is one of the best resources for researching Hungarian Jewish families. There are, however, a wide variety of other websites that are less familiar to many researchers and can help you grow your family trees. This presentation will highlight what’s available from JewishGen and identify other less familiar online resources that can help you to expand your Hungarian research horizons. Although many of them are in Hungarian, armed with a list of basic genealogical terms and an understanding of the site design and contents you can search these resources even if you don’t understand Hungarian.

Vivian Kahn is JewishGen’s Hungarian Research Division Director. Since beginning research on her own family from greater Hungary more than 25 years ago, she has identified and used a wide range of archival, print, and online resources to research families from Hungary, Moravia, Slovakia, Romania, and Galicia and has made research trips to Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. She has written several articles on Hungarian Jewish family research. Vivian was recognized as JewishGen’s Volunteer of the Year in 2021. She is an urban planning and development consultant and teaches planning classes for University of California extension programs.

Registration link URL: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCqrzMsGNXkGPU-zyTnA7acuD38kHMz