Transcarpathian Cadastral Maps and Urbarium Census

 

There are a number of cadastral maps for the Transcarpathian region that have been published by Arcanum.hu.  These often document  the names of the landowners and  can be very detailed.

 

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Maria Theresa Urbarium Census 1767

The Empress of the Habsburg Monarchy, Maria Theresa ordered a census, called the Urbarium of 1767 in order to take stock of the peasantry and their situation. The urbariums are written documents that picture what kind of obligations has the villein toward his squire, how big is the serf’s animal stock, what kind of utensil- and toolkit he uses, how big is the plot of land he cultivates and last but not least the tables contain the names of the squires, villeins and cottars. The database consists out of 300,000 pages relevant for 43 counties and it includes the whole archival fond.

For all those, who are interested in local- and family history, this public and free database can be the major source of information for research. Next to the huge amount of digitized original document, one can also find information about the name of the laird, about the size of the estate and the number of villeins that paid a fee in order to cultivate that certain land.

(Mária Terézia úrbéri tabellák URL: http://archives.hungaricana.hu/en/urberi/)

Searching here is quite easy, you can either search using name of the village, find it under the corresponding county in menu at the right or use the map to find your village. It contains a table with people as well as some text, which sometimes contains interesting info (sometimes in latin and sometimes in old slovak).

 Urbarium Census 1715

The oldest census available is from 1715. It was done for taxation purposes.

You can search  using village name but also family names work(!). It is recommended to use wildcards (e.g. *)

 Urbarium Census 1720

There was another census 5 years later in 1720. Again done for taxation purposes.

You can search  using village name and family names, but spelling of surnames may be archaic.

1828 Census

The 1828 census has been digitized by Family Search. It has not been transcribed. 

Censuses of Ottoman Empire 1546 to 1592

Ottoman empire censuses. Unlikely to contain any information relevant to Transcarpathia

1869 Census

The majority of the 1869 census has been destroyed. Documentation only for a few towns in Hungary and Slovakia remain. Slovakian records are on-line  An 1869 census for Ung varmegye exists, however it is held in the Transcarpathian archives and has not been digitized

Nobility List 1845 Arva vm

Not a census but a list of nobility from Arva varmegye (Orava county)

1921 Transcarpathia census

1921 census of Transcarpathian region

Slovakia 1930 and 1940 census

There are two available censuses from the period of Czechoslovakia - 1930 and 1940. You can search them at www.slovakiana.sk. However, due to protection of private information, you can see only names, surnames and house number, all other columns are blacked out. Searching in these databases is unusual: in the field near the hand glass you have to write: "sčítací hárok <name of village/town>" e.g. "sčítací hárok Námestovo". Press enter.

In order to see census, keep the square "LEN ZDIGITALIZOVANĚ" checked, however you MUST uncheck the "VOĽNÉ". Now you should see individual pages of census. I strongly recommend switching from "NAJRELEVANTNEJŠIE" to "ABECEDNE" (alphabetically) in the drop down menu. Members of each house/apartment are written on a single sheet.

The portal is very slow.