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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?

The language of the text is Hungarian. Mainly using an online translator and dictionary and the word list linked by @ColeValleyGirl, I came up with the following: Hazasultak: marriage A jegyesek: the ...
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Locating Hungary Civil Registration original indexes?

If you're willing to put in a little time and effort, it's possible you don't need the indexes. You linked to the Hungary Civil Registration collection here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/...
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Slovakia, Bratislava, Reca - Jewish records

This is a stub of an answer which will be added to as I find more resources. I'll write out a Research Plan to give you some ideas. You may have done a lot of this already, and if you have, feel ...
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Spelling of Original Hungarian or Czechoslovakian surname?

The sounds [polɑvt͡ʃɛk] would be written Polavcsek in modern Hungarian; [pɑlovt͡ʃɛk] would be Palovcsek. However, surnames often preserve archaic spellings, and in any case nobody paid much attention ...
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Where was Ormalonsok Hungary?

I believe it's trying to be Ómalomsok, which was in Győr county, a few miles from that little corner where Sopron, Vas, Veszprém, and Győr counties met. The village was combined with Újmalomsok in ...
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Hungarian sham adoptions?

I don't think the word "sham" applies, and no, it was not a common or widespread practice. Your example has the second and third cases of adult adoption that I have encountered in ten years of ...
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How can I find birth record/Hungarian evidence of ancestor born around 1892/1893?

Before the start of civil registration, vital records were the responsibility of churches. According to Dvorzsák's gazetteer (https://kt.lib.pte.hu/cgi-bin/kt.cgi?konyvtar/kt03110501/0_0_1_pg_14.html),...
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Slovakia, Bratislava, Reca - Jewish records

Searching on JewishGen is not the same thing as asking questions on the (free) e-mail mailing lists of JewishGen. Researchers on the lists may know about sources that no one has bothered to ...
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Where was Ormalonsok Hungary?

Not a definitive answer ... Since the record is mosty typed: there is little handwriting to interpret. The placename is spelled Ormalonsok on the image, which can't be found with that spelling. ...
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Using Hungarian Civil Registry

My father's original birth certificate (b. 1951, March 3 in Budapest IV) My grandparent's marriage certificate (location and date unknown, though date most probably somewhere between 1945 - 1950) The ...
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Using Hungarian Civil Registry

When you are trying to understand the records on FamilySearch, here are some ways to get more information. Record Type articles in the FamilySearch Research Wiki Searching the name of a country plus ...
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Tracing Hungarian birth and marriage records

The name is Pál, not Pól. If your father was roughly the same age as your mother, then his birth records will not be publicly available for decades yet. Some archives in Hungary use the current law as ...
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What are these place names (in present-day Slovakia) from this US passenger list in 1913?

It's a bit of a guess, but I'm bold and adding this as answer rather than a comment. I think it is Kysak (Hungarian: Sároskőszeg) half-way between Prešov and Košice. Rationale: The first writer had a ...
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Translating column headings in Hungarian marriage register (from Slovakia)?

REGISTER OF MARRIAGES Consecutive number Year, month, and day of wedding The couple's sur- and given name and civil status, along with the sur- and given name and civil status of the parents ...
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