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Showing posts from January, 2014

New Marriage Records Added in January 2014

It's been a busy month for adding new marriage records to the Hungarian Marriage Project. Six new parishes have either been created or updated and over 1,500 marriages have been added. Here's a list of the new marriages that have been made available:

Ancestry's Acquisition of FamilySearch Records

Ancestry announced two days ago a partnership with FamilySearch, that would add an additional 1 billion records to Ancestry's holdings via FamilySearch. Here is the press release:

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- announced today an extension of their collaborative efforts with FamilySearch International that will make more than 1 billion additional records from 67 countries available on These already digitized records, provided by FamilySearch, are in addition to the agreement the two largest providers of family history resources announced a few months ago that will help digitize, index and publish an expected 1 billion global historical records never before published online from the FamilySearch vault over the next five years.  These additional records, which are already digitized collections, represent a significant expansion to, which hosts the largest collection of global records available online. The records also add to th…

Bihor County, Romania - Archives Re-Opening

Just recently, I have received word from my photographer stating that the Bihor county archives in Romania will be reopening soon. They had been closed for quite a long time due to construction and renovations going on at the archive, thus restricting access to researchers and photographers. We're hoping that the archive will be reopening by March/April of 2014, about three months away. Bihor county, Romania was formerly Bihar county, Hungary.

There were many important towns and areas in the former Bihar county, Hungary, including Nagyvárad (today Oradea). The other important towns were Belényes (Beiuș), Margitta (Marghita) and Nagyszalonta (Salonta).

There was a large mix of religions in Bihar county, Hungary, including: Evangelical, Greek Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Reformed and Roman Catholic.

Ukrainian Family History Group Spring 2014 Workshop

Please join the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center for the inaugural event of its new Family History Group and learn about how to research your genealogy.  Expert speakers Michelle Tucker Chubenko and Mike Buryk will offer their unique insights on various topics related to Eastern European and U.S. immigration history, family research, and the archives available in Ukraine and Poland.

When:  March 22nd, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Ukrainian Cultural Center
135 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873

Contact:  Phone: 732-356-0132


Event Fee(s):  Registration fee$ 20.00 in advance, or $25.00 at the door.

**Hungary Exchange has no affiliation with the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center or Ukrainian Cultural Center.