Links to website Homepage Get data - N/A Introduction The Hungarian Historical Demographic Database is based on family reconstitution data for several rural parishes completed in some cases by census-type sources (Status Animarum or population censuses). Time and territory covered are the 19th century and the first part of the 20th century rural communities from the territory of Hungary (prior to 1918). Sources used are church registers (baptisms, marriages and deaths); civil birth certificates, civil marriage certificates, civil death certificates; census 1857; Status Animarum 1868; nominative lists of voters 1871–1947. Shortname HHDD IDS compatible No Period 1800 - 1945 Territory Roman Catholic parishes of Szentegyházasfalva and Kápolnásfalva in Eastern Transylvania (Romania). Contact information Organisation Hungarian Demographic Research Institute Location Budapest, Hungary Postal Address Buday László u. 1-3. 1024 Budapest, Hungary Contact Persons Péter Őri firstname.lastname@example.org Levente Pakot email@example.com Citation Péter Őri, Levente Pakot, Hungarian Historical Demographic Database QuestionnaireDownload questionnaireThe questionnaire was submitted on 21 July 2015 by Péter Őri and Levente Pakot. Scope / Status Original goal The study of demographic transition in Hungary at micro level. Current status The database is under construction (some parts are completed some other parts are under construction). Planned to complete it in 2018. In the future it is planned to include other parishes from the central part of Hungary (Zsámbék, Tök, Perbál) and from Western Hunfary (Csepreg). Sample definition Sampling based on the quality of sources and/or the existence of former research (eg. R. Andorka’s family reconstitution studies, German genealogies, Ortsfamilienbücher). Parish and civil registers of births, deaths and marriages form the basis for the sample. Sampling units are usually entire parishes. Keywords demography, life course, census, church register, civil certificates, individual and family life histories Sources Sources From yearEnd yearSourceExplanationPDF 1800 1895 Baptisms PDF 1800 1895 Marriages from church registers PDF 1800 1895 Burials PDF 1895 1945 Civil birth certificates PDF 1895 1945 Civil marriage certificates PDF 1895 1945 Civil death certificates PDF 1857 1857 Population Census PDF 1871 1947 Nominative lists List of voters PDF Collection procedure • Data collection period: Data were collected and transcribed since 2000 (Transylvanian parishes) and 2010 (West Hungarian parishes). • Data collection method: Transcription. • The transcription was done by individuals from the original sources. • The checking of the transcription was done by regular checks during transcriptions, many checks after and when creating analytical files from 2000 on. • Purpose of the transcription: research. • Control methods by researcher: to many to be listed. • Data collection staff: 2 researchers. Observations Units of observation Unit of observation ExplanationNumber Individuals West Hungary 23,000 Individuals Transylvania 20,000 Married couples West Hungary 5,700 Married couples Transylvania 5,000 Families West Hungary 5,700 Families Transylvania 5,000 Are there any related observations that are not included in the database? Some individuals appear many times in the database, while others appear only once. How do the units of observation enter observation? Individuals enter observation when they appear in the data base. For those who are born in the parishes, this is their birth. For in-migrants this can be by marriage, or childbirth or presence in the list of voters. How do the units of observation leave observation? Individuals leave observation at death or when they disappear from the data base – presumably due to out-migration. Are some entry or exit dates unknown? Yes, in-migration and out-migration is not recorded. Can observations be linked to geographic locations? Yes Are the dates and locations of movements within the observation area recorded? No Linkage • Which sources and units of observation have been linked? - Births/baptisms, marriages, death/burials, census, mominative lists. • Documentation of linking: manually. • What are the rules for linking? - On stable items like name, given name(s), mother’s name, age or date of birth, religion and the place of birth when available. Linkage is often confirmed by using family ties. • How each reconstructed person is traceable to the original sources /transcribed data? - The date of events (birth, marriage, death) and the volumes of registers are recorded. • How is linkage represented in the database? - All occurrences of an individual include a universal identification number (ID). • Linkage percentage: 50–70%. • Quality of linkage (own evaluation): Good. Variables Events Variables Individuals: Date of births, marriages and deaths, gender, marital status, religion, occupation. Dates of demographic events are available if these took place in the studied parishes. Households: Only for census year(s). Coding / Reference systems Occupational titles: HISCO (we have generated our own system). Religion, civil status, etc.: religion, civil status, sex. Data representation The database is stored in Microsoft Access. Kinship relations Recording Kinship has been determined by birth, death and marriage records. For those who are born in the parishes, kin ties can be constructed by using family reconstitution data. Depth of information Up to three generations. Publications 2. Main or exemplary publications on research based on the databasePakot, L. (2015). Maternal health and infant mortality in rural Transylvania. A case study of Vlăhiţa and Căpâlniţa, 1850–1939. Romanian Journal of Population Studies, 9(1), 5–24.Pakot, L. (2014). Family composition, birth order and timing of first marriages in rural Transylvania. A case study of Szentegyházasfalu (Vlăhiţa) and Kápolnásfalu (Căpâlniţa), 1838–1940. Hungarian Historical Review, 3(1), 141–167.Pakot, L., & Őri, P. (2012). Marriage systems and remarriage in 19th century Hungary: a comparative study. History of the Family, 17(2), 105–124.Pakot, L. (2009). Family composition and remarriage in rural Transylvania, 1838–1910. Demográfia – English Edition, 52(5), 48–75.