Records of the Chief Constable of the Gyöngyös District, 1884-1951

  • Gyöngyösi járás főszolgabírájának iratai, 1884-1951
IV. 410
Language of Description
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

6,18 linear metres, paper


Biographical History

Headed by chief constables (főszolgabírók), districts were the basic administrative bodies of the counties in Hungary and the authority of first instance in the provinces. Districts already existed in medieval Hungary, but as modern-era administrative units they were created by Act XXI of 1886 (modified by Act XXX of 1929). Each district engulfed several villages (municipalities), the administration of which was subordinated to the chief constable. Besides, chief constables also supervised gendarmerie, the law enforcement agency responsible for maintaining order and persecuting crime in the districts. After World War II, chief constables’ offices were renamed chief notaries' offices, and in 1950 they were replaced by district councils.

Archival History

The records of the Chief Constables’ offices in Heves County were handed over by the County Council to the Heves County State Archives and its successors during the late1950s.

Scope and Content

The majority of the records of the Gyöngyös administrative district from the period 1938-1945 were lost or destroyed. The relevant parts that remained include administrative records of 1938-1944, including documents on the supervision and activities of extreme right-wing political parties and organizations in the localities of the district, nationalization and distribution of Jewish landholdings, as well as registries and lists of permits of tradesmen and merchants in alphabetical order of localities and persons between 1884-1951.


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System of Arrangement

The archival material of the Gyöngyös district is arranged into the following subgroups: 410.b. Administrative Records (1918-1950), 410.c. Records of Trade and Lists of Trade Licenses (1884-1951). Within these subgroups, the material is arranged chronologically and by basic numbers of the files.

Conditions Governing Access

Letter of support from an academic institution is required Hungarian data protection laws apply

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Letter of support from an academic institution is required Hungarian data protection laws apply

Finding Aids

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Originals are stored in the National Archives of Hungary Heves County Archives main building in Eger

Archivist Note

The collection was described by László Csősz and Gábor Kádár


  • Nemes, Lajos-P. Kovács, Melinda-Bán, Péter. Heves vármegye iratai 1304-1944(-1963). Eger, 2000.

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