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Census Records for villages in present-day Ukraine

  • 12 October 2020 9:19 AM
    Reply # 9298777 on 9086981

    A good source of Modern Ukraine versus Austria Hungary/Galicia village names can be found at:  https://transcarpathia-research.com/read.php?4,38.

    Once you are at the top of the page, use CTRL + F to find name of a village you are searching for.  Search box will appear at bottom left of screen (in taskbar).  It will state how many matches.  Use the up or down carat mark to move through the names which were discovered.

  • 13 August 2020 2:36 PM
    Reply # 9163046 on 9086981

    Here is some translated information about the census, provided by the Hungary State Archives:

    Transcarpathian Territorial State Archives 1921 census documents

    One of the newly emerging countries after the First World War was the Czechoslovak Republic, proclaimed on October 28, 1918 in Prague. The territory of present-day Transcarpathia, also known as Podkarpatska Rus, came under the rule of this country. 

    The 1921 census in Czechoslovakia was adopted by the National Assembly of the country on April 8, 1920, Resolution 256/1920. s. ordered by law. The law provided that the census was to be conducted everywhere between November 1, 1920, and March 31, 1921, including in Transcarpathia, which is now part of Ukraine. The material of the census has survived almost entirely. 

    During the digitization of the approximately 270,000 pages of documents kept in the Beregszász branch of the Transcarpathian Regional State Archives, the summary sheets (settlement, street name and number, with the name of the owner) and census forms indicating the data of the inhabitants of the given dwelling (name, date of birth, place, mother tongue, religion, occupation, etc.) based on the houses (flats) of the settlements. The latter can be an extremely rich source of both historiography and genealogy. 

    The pre-printed bilingual questionnaires - Czech and Hungarian - were filled in a smaller part with a pen and a larger part with a pencil. 

    The conservation and digitization of the documents was carried out by the Archives of the Capital of Budapest in 2017 with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

  • 01 August 2020 2:16 PM
    Reply # 9138927 on 9086981

    Joe Straskulic "Strassie"  was my cousin.  He lived next door to my aunt , Helen Walsh on Flynn St. Its a small world. 

  • 01 August 2020 8:15 AM
    Reply # 9138604 on 9086981

    Joe Straskulic was a neighbor when I was growing up. He drove the school bus that took me to Jr. High on Apple Street and later to High School.

  • 31 July 2020 4:21 PM
    Reply # 9137638 on 9086981

    The census has been so helpful in finding  my family. I knew they came from Verchovina Bystry and Lubyna but to see there names on a census was awesome. Yes, my Pochanic , Straskulic Ivaskovics and Solak's were there but it solved the mystery of the DNA surnames I never heard. Those were the Kuliks, Hotra's, and Vargulics.  All lived same village  and were family? Many traveled together to  America  with same destination.  Still have lots of work figuring out possible relationships. 

  • 07 July 2020 5:46 PM
    Message # 9086981

    Lucky us!   After years of waiting, some of the census records for Podkarpastka / "Subcarpathian Rus" , which is now in present-day Ukraine, in the years when it was a Czechoslovakia or Hungary territory are becoming available online.   The source is the Hungarian National Archives.   You can find it online at:


    I am publishing a guide for how to  use it.  You need to know your Hungary county (Ung, Mamaros, Bereg, etc.) and district.   The villages are all arranged by their Magyar name, so make sure you know that before you start.   Right now my guide is in a very primitive.   I'll let you know where the docs are posted on my web site.  I will add a header on the page below when I get it up and running..  http://iabsi.com/gen/public/CensusMain.htm

    Most of the Hungary census records are aggregated data, not specific names, as most of the details were destroyed long ago.  Only the 1921 census has people's names.    The other census are useful for many purposes as they break down data by age, work, gender, religion, ethnicity.

    Back when I was crazy possessed with genealogy and digging out all sorts of details of our villages and people, I created a web site.  It was formed during an exciting period of time, when the Family History Center and Ellis Island Foundation began to put their records on line.   Before this, it was all microfilm, microfiche or impossible trips to national archives.

    It's mostly oriented towards those with villages in Slovakia, but it equally applies to all of Slovakia, and also applies to the former territories of Hungary (including Romania, Ukraine, etc.)  I have not updated it in a number of years, but the strategy remains 100% solid and most of the links still work.

    Here is the page from my site providing an overview of Hungary census records and the information they contain.   http://iabsi.com/gen/public/CensusMain.htm

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