My Grandmother Valaria Marta, was born in Bucharest or the Transylvania area in the 1870's - 1880's. Emigrated to Canada on a ship with her brother when she was 21. When they got to Canada, her brother gave her the choice of marrying one of two men he had befriended on board.
She married a Popa, also Romanian, and married Grandfather Olshanski several years later after Grandfather Popa's death. They lived in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
I need to find her vital records: birth certificate and/or Catholic Baptismal records so I can get a Romanian Passport and move there.
My Grandfather made hats, and she worked at his side. She took over his business after his death. She died in her 90s mid 1978, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
My father, born 1921, as the youngest of 7 children. I have not been able to find any information on her, and only his death certificate. I cannot find his birth certificate either.