In compliance with the concepts of the National Digital Data Archives and supported by the Ministry of Informatics and Communication, the MTI - Hungarian News Agency Corporation created a database of celebrities. The objective of the project was to set up a service system based on distributed databases, hosted by the MTI and searchable via a single web interface. Data retrieval can be completed on various levels and at various costs according to user needs. The database contains data records and documents related to politicians, artists, sport personalities, scientists, economists, people who received national awards etc. The data retrieval is carried out in compliance with personal rights. In addition to MTI, three partner institutions are providing access to their collections within this initiative: the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Budapest Music Center, and the Hungarian Film Historical Photo Collection Foundation. The service offers 10 databases altogether. The URL of the service is: http://kozszereplok.mti.hu. The contents of the currently available databases are continuously enhanced and updated with new and archival records (the latter ones are being added as a result of a digitisation project). Further plans include the enhancement of the service involving more collaborating partners and their information sources.