e.g. Places 1. Counties in Hungary

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Private User
11/1/2015 at 2:33 AM

1867 - 1918

Since 1867 the administrative and political divisions of the lands belonging to the Hungarian crown (Kingdom of Hungary) have been in great measure remodelled. In 1868 Transylvania was definitely reunited to Hungary proper, and the town and district of Fiume (Rijeka) declared autonomous. In 1873 part of the Military Frontier was united with Hungary proper and part with Croatia-Slavonia. Hungary proper, according to ancient usage, was generally divided into four great divisions or circles, and Transylvania up to 1876 was regarded as the fifth.

In 1876 a general system of counties was introduced. According to this division Hungary proper was divided into seven statistical regions having no administrative functions, of which Transylvania formed one.

The following administrative divisions existed between 1886 and 1918:
Rural Counties

In the following, the key in the brackets gives the capital towns around 1910 first (note however that the capitals were usually changing throughout the centuries) and then the abbreviation for the country in which the territory is situated today:

HU = present-day Hungary
SK = present-day Slovakia
UA = present-day Ukraine
AT = present-day Austria
RO = present-day Romania
HR = present-day Croatia
CS = present-day Serbia
SI = present-day Slovenia
PL = present-day Poland

The Kingdom of Hungary was divided into the following 71 counties:

Hungary proper

(a) On the left bank of the Danube:

Árva County (Alsókubin, SK, PL) Bars County (Aranyosmarót, SK) Esztergom County (Esztergom, SK, HU) Hont County (Ipolyság, SK, HU) Liptó County (Liptószentmiklós, SK) Nógrád County (Balassagyarmat, SK, HU) Nyitra County (Nyitra, SK) Pozsony County (Pozsony, SK, HU) Trencsén County (Trencsén, SK) Turóc County (Turócszentmárton, SK) Zólyom County (Besztercebánya, SK)

(b) On the right bank of the Danube:

Baranya County (Pécs, HU, HR) Fejér County (Székesfehérvár, HU) Győr County (Győr, HU, SK) Komárom County (Komárom, SK, HU) Moson County (Mosonmagyaróvár, HU, AT, SK) Somogy County (Kaposvár, HU) Sopron County (Sopron, HU, AT) Tolna County (Szekszárd, HU) Vas County (Szombathely, HU, AT, SI) Veszprém County (Veszprém, HU) Zala County (Zalaegerszeg, HU, HR, SI)

(c) Between the Danube and Tisza:

Bács-Bodrog County (Zombor, HU, CS) Csongrád County (Szentes, HU, CS) Heves County (Eger, HU) Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County (Szolnok, HU) Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County (Budapest, HU)

(d) On the right bank of the Tisza:

Abaúj-Torna County (Kassa, SK, HU) Note: formed in 1881 from the counties of Abaúj County and Torna County. Bereg County (Beregszász, UA, HU) Borsod County (Miskolc, HU) Gömör és Kis-Hont County (Rimaszombat, SK, HU) Sáros County (Eperjes, SK) Szepes County (Lőcse, SK, PL) Ung County (Ungvár, UA, SK, HU) Zemplén County (Sátoraljaújhely, SK, HU)

(e) On the left bank of the Tisza:

Békés County (Gyula, HU) Bihar County (Nagyvárad, RO, HU) Hajdú County (Debrecen, HU) Máramaros County (Máramarossziget, UA, RO) Szabolcs County (Nyíregyháza, HU, UA) Szatmár County (Nagykároly, RO, HU) Szilágy County (Zilah, RO) Ugocsa County (Nagyszőllős, UA, RO)

(f) Between the Tisza and the Maros:

Arad County (Arad, RO, HU) Csanád County (Makó, HU, RO) Krassó-Szörény County (Lugos, RO) Note: formed in 1880 from the counties of Krassó County and Szörény County. Temes County (Temesvár, RO, CS) Torontál County (Nagybecskerek, CS, RO, HU)

(g) Királyhágón túl (i.e. "over the royal pass through the mountains", roughly equal to Transylvania, all in present-day Romania):

Alsó-Fehér County (Nagyenyed) Beszterce-Naszód County (Beszterce) Brassó County (Brassó) Csík County (Csíkszereda) Fogaras County (Fogaras) Háromszék County (Sepsiszentgyörgy) Hunyad County (Déva) Kis-Küküllő County (Dicsőszentmárton) Kolozs County (Kolozsvár) Maros-Torda County (Marosvásárhely) Nagy-Küküllő County (Segesvár) Szeben County (Nagyszeben) Szolnok-Doboka County (Dés) Torda-Aranyos County (Torda) Udvarhely County (Székelyudvarhely)

For details on the functioning and development of the counties and some other administrative divisions see Counties of the Kingdom of Hungary.

Private User
11/1/2015 at 2:57 AM

The kingdom of Hungary in its widest extent, or the " Realm of the Crown of St Stephen," comprises Hungary proper (Magyarorszdg), with which is included the former grand principality of Transylvania, and the province of Croatia-Slavonia. This province enjoys to a large extent autonomy, granted by the so-called compromise of 1868. The town and district of Fiume, though united with Hungary proper in respect of administration, possess a larger measure of autonomy than the other cities endowed with municipal rights. Of the total area of the kingdom Hungary proper has 108,982 sq. m. and Croatia-Slavonia 16,420 sq. m. In the present article the kingdom is treated mainly as a whole, especially as regards statistics. In some respects Hungary proper has been particularly dealt with, while special information regarding the other regions will be found under Croatia-Slavonia, Transylvania and Fiume.

I would make projects according to various regions

11/1/2015 at 5:00 AM

Private User

This is a great initiative. The Kingdom of Hungary calls for an umbrella project to which satellite regional projects can be tagged.

If you are able to start the project go right ahead. Let me know if you need help.

Private User
11/1/2015 at 5:15 AM

thanks Pam Karp - I do what I can - any help is welcome.
see http://www.geni.com/projects/Places-in-Hungary/29593

11/1/2015 at 4:36 PM

Great start Gabor.

It's a very large project to do alone. Collaborators are needed to help build the families that lived in those places.

11/28/2020 at 6:10 PM

What is the purpose of this group?
Samuel Lichtman, a Jewish shoemaker and his family lived Torna, Szendro and areas near Miskolc in late1800-early 1900. JewishGen has many records. Ilona Weisberger and Bertalan Weisberger a tinsmith, also lived in Torna. They are my husband's great grandparents.

Private User
2/24/2021 at 10:20 PM

Too many ancestors from Hungary , Tolna , Bukovina and Laibach/ Lljublana

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