Questions tagged [romania]

For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Romania. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of present-day or historic Romania, such as when it was part of the Ottoman Empire prior to independence in 1877.

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Tracing ancestors in 20th century Romania?

Sanda Yordanova Genova was born in Braila in 1911. Yordan Genov Date of birth: 06/02/1907 Place of birth: Cerna Name of spouse: Maria Todorova Ilieva Nikola Todorov Bonchev Date of birth: 10/09/...
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How to trace Romanian ancestry?

Both of my grandparents on my father's side were Romanian. Both Jewish. My grandmother was born in Bucharest, but there's some discussion about my grandfather (the most he'd say about his birth town ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

My soon to be wife is Romanian, I would like to add her family to my tree so that any future children will have a more complete tree rather than just Dad's side. My issue is that her mother is the ...
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How to find Romanian (and Canadian-Romanian) ancestry online

Origins of my Romanian grandfather (born Montreal, Canada in 1914). His family had emigrated to Canada, where he was born, but returned to Romania after a few years. Later he joined the British Army ...
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Finding Romanian ancestors from Sibiu, Gușterița?

I have just married my husband, who is Romanian, and I want to add his family to my family tree. However, we do not know where to start because we cannot find a website that helps. His father is ...
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Deportees to the Baragan Steppe, 1950s

Is there a public record that lists the names of the people who were sent to Baragan Steppe? On June 17th, 1951, 9413 people from a security zone in Romania that bordered Yugoslaviawere were ...
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Finding origins of Romanian grandparents born in mid 1920s?

My Grandparents immigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1950. My Grandfather was born in Ploiesti in 1924 and went on to be a soldier in the in the Romanian Airforce during WW2. During the war ...
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Finding birth and death dates for brother who was born and died in Bucharest, Romania during 1930s?

I am looking for precise dates of birth and death for my brother. All that I know is that he was born in Bucharest, Romania between 1933 to 1935 and died in 1935 in the same location. So was he was ...
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Locating my great grandfather's grave in Romania?

My sister found my great grandmother's grave in Romania. But she could not find my great grandfather's grave. We don't know his name. His children were Israel and Louis Shrager. Where can I get help?
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Finding 1832 birth details in Romania for Wolf Finkelstein?

Wolf Finkelstein was my great-great grandfather. He was born in Romania in 1832 which was before that country came into existence. I don't know how to find out anything about him such as who his ...
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Finding military records for Romanian pilots stationed in Jüterbog during WWII? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find military records about my uncle, Chis CONSTANTIN. As far as we know he was a Romanian pilot within Luftwaffe, who graduated from flight school in Medias, Romania, and from 1942 was ...
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

I’m trying to track down my grandfather who came to NZ in the 1950’s and was very secretive about his life/family before NZ. I have no idea where he was born but I believe he could have been born in ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

My Grandfather was coming from Romania to the UK around 1910. He went through immigration at Antwerp. How do I find the ship he was on? His name was Stan Cancea. Last night I found his immigration ...
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How to find Guide in Romania for Jewish Ancestry Search?

Planning on going to Romania in June, 2015. Need a guide/translator/driver to take me to Ramnicu Sarat to try to find any information on my family. How do I go about finding someone?
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Reading Romanian baptismal record?

I have a copy of baptism that belong to my great grandmother who immigrated here from Romania. Is there anyone who can help me make sense of this document? I am attaching a copy of this record.
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Tracing Family Tree lineage for Romanian ancestor?

His mother’s maiden name listed on his Canadian marriage license was Mary Loshonsko, Bukovina,Roumania. He and his brother Thomas were gotten out of Romania around 1905 - 1910. They were not able ...
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Twentieth-century emigration from Romania?

My Grandfather arrived in England round about 1910 and married my Grandmother in 1912. His surname was Cancea and we believe his first name was Stanley. We have one family letter which looks like he ...
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Where to find Birth and Death Records for Bucharest, Romania?

My husband's family came from Bucharest. Specifically his mother was born in Sibiu. I have been able to piece together names and relations of several grand and great grandparents from word of mouth ...
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Why would the spelling of a town in Romania be changed upon arrival in Canada?

My relatives might have been from a place called Sânmihaui, Romania. They were German-speaking. Upon arrival in Canada, the name of where they were from was changed and such place on the immigration ...
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What Romanian surnames sound similar to Cashol?

What Romanian surnames sound similar to Cashol and what would their spelling be in the cyrillic alphabet? Specifically from the Buchovnia region.
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Tracing ancestors in what is now Romania?

I travelled to Romania in 2014 in hopes of finding some church birth, marriage, death etc records and came away with none because we arrived late Friday and left late Sunday. Although I did take back ...
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Seeking Canadian immigration record for Pater Vavaruk/Varvarook who came from Romania 1910-1915?

My Grandfather Peter came to Canada from Romania anywhere between 1910-1915 to Quebec by ship. His last name was Vavaruk, Vavruk, or Varvarook. He later ended up with the last name Warll. The ...
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Looking for birth record of Valeria Marta from late 1890s in Bucharest/Transylvania area?

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 ...
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Finding birth certificate from late 19th century Transylvania

I am trying to find birth certificate or details about my great grandparents who were from Transylvania. My great grandfathers name was Marton Joszef and my great grandmother was Sarlota Lefkorits. ...
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Klein & Rosenzweig family tree question

I am in search of family geneaology for my 2x great grandparents. I knew my 2x great grandmother until I was 10 (I know crazy!), so I have some history on her side, but not my 2x great grandfather. ...
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Getting birth certificate of German born in Romania in 1895 [duplicate]

My grandfather was a German born in Romania in 1895. I need to get a copy of his birth certificate to prove he was German, as I need to prove he was German to apply for a German passport for my ...
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Looking for Davit family in Sibiu between 1875 and 1900 [duplicate]

My great grandmother immigrated to the US from Romania around 1900. She identified her nationality as German in all the census she answered. I am assuming she came from Sibiu but I don't know for ...
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Travelling to Romania to explore family roots?

I will be traveling to Romania this spring for about a 2 week stay. Aside from enjoying the tourist side of things, family history exploration will be a priority. I will have a Romanian tour guide ...
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Finding 1904 Birth Record from Constanta, Romania? [duplicate]

My mother's mother was born at Constanta, Romania, at 1904 and after a time she immigrated to Istanbul,Turkey. She died at 1980 at Istanbul. I want to find her birth records at Romania, where l must ...
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How do I find information on a relative born in Romania before it became a country? [duplicate]

My great-great grandfather, Wolf Finkelstein, was born in 1832 before Romania came into existence so, I don't know how to find out anything about him such as who his parents were. I think he was born ...
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Finding 1941 death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock in Cernauti

I am searching for a death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock who lived in Cernauti in 1941. He was a journalist. He died on Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) in Sep 1941 and I know he died on ...
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Looking for ancestor in or around Râvâsel, Sibiu, Romania?

I have some limited information about a great-grandfather. So far, this is the information that I have: Johann Löprich Born around 1868 Married to 18 April 1892 to Anna Müller in Rafael, Sibiu, (...
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Finding Gavril and Olga Friedmann of Arad, Romania?

I am looking for a family called Friedmann (Gavril and Olga). In 1942 they lived in Arad, Romania. Olga was born around 1900 in Oradea area and moved with her husband in Arad. These are the only info ...
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