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Finding Romanian ancestors from Sibiu, Gușterița?

The good news is that Romanian archival records are, after many many years of being purposely made hard to research, finally open and available to the general public. The bad news is that they're ...
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

Your grandparents immigrated to New Zealand in 1951. Passenger List is viewable at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KLBP-4T7 Cazaro born 12 Sept 1918 in Pančevo, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). ...
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Why would the spelling of a town in Romania be changed upon arrival in Canada?

The name of the town did not change. Nor did the correct spelling change. But the language the officials spoke did. Sânmihaui is not a German word and, while Romania (like the rest of the Austro-...
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Finding 1832 birth details in Romania for Wolf Finkelstein?

One full side of my family, also Jewish, was born in Romania, and I know its not easy to find the town or area of origin. Finkelstein is a very common name, so it is important you try to narrow down ...
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How to find Romanian (and Canadian-Romanian) ancestry online

It seems to me your question is telling us what you don't know and in doing so, answering your own question as to what you need to find out: Your grandfather was born in Montreal in 1914. His birth ...
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Passenger list from Antwerp, Belgium to the UK in 1908?

Passenger lists to and from Europe were not routinely kept in the UK; only passenger lists from ports outside Europe were recorded. In a few cases passengers are listed where they joined at an ...
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Tracing ancestors in what is now Romania?

It sounds like you haven't begun attempting your search. There is no magic key to getting your answers. It takes research and learning about what Romanian records there are. There are many different ...
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What Romanian surnames sound similar to Cashol?

I don't personally have experience researching in this area, but a very good friend of mine was raised in Romania. She says that they don't use Cyrillic in Romania and wondered if you were thinking ...
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Finding Romanian ancestors from Sibiu, Gușterița?

Romanian vital records are stored in two types of institution: The Town Halls, for (usually) records younger than 100 years; and The National Archives, and churches, for (usually) records older than ...
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Reading Romanian baptismal record?

The document is a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate, all in Latin - pre printed and written parts, issued in 1901 for a child was born and baptized in 1874. This kind of certificate could have been ...
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Tracing Family Tree lineage for Romanian ancestor?

This response doesn't have many definitive answers for you, but it includes some record findings, and identifies gaps and inconsistencies in the data presented above. Arrival in Canada Nicholas ...
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Locating my great grandfather's grave in Romania?

There is no magic answer for you. You'll have to do research and detective work to find your great-grandfather. It does look like your ancestors on that line are Jewish. Here's some ideas: Locate ...
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Twentieth-century emigration from Romania?

In the 1911 UK census he is called Stan, which is indeed possibly a shortened version of Stanley. He was a 26 year old boarder at 19 Blissett Street, Greenwich, and his occupation was Engineer. His ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

You can do genealogy research in Romania, just that it has to be of the "legal" rather than the "purely historical" kind. What I mean is that you should start with your wife's birth certificate. It ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

You're right, up until a few years ago it was very difficult to get any kinds of records from this area. The LDS has not gotten permission to film in the regional Romanian archives, though they've ...
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Tracing Romanian & Hungarian ancestry?

There is no problem to get the church records from former Austro-Hungary territory. Firstly, you need to decrease the searching area to one or two counties or towns. Then, you can continue you ...
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How to find Guide in Romania for Jewish Ancestry Search?

There's a guide to Romanian Jewish genealogy on the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) site: http://genealogy.org.il/resources/resource-guide-romania/ The author also gives his e-mail ...
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Where to find Birth and Death Records for Bucharest, Romania?

Vital Records in Romania are kept by two types of institutions: Town halls, for records less than 100 years old; The National Archives, as well as sometimes Churches, for records older than 100 years ...
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Finding birth and death dates for brother who was born and died in Bucharest, Romania during 1930s?

As the brother of the person looked for, you are entitled to apply with official authorities for his birth and death records. If you know the years and place, a search can be made, although it could ...
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Finding birth and death dates for brother who was born and died in Bucharest, Romania during 1930s?

Church records (those still in the local churches, not those in archives) would be the good option to pursue. You would have to know the denomination, and probably the parish, before writing or ...
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Finding 1832 birth details in Romania for Wolf Finkelstein?

You may be able to determine his town (or at least county/region) of birth through various means: his immigration records, his naturalization records, his Landsmanschaften membership records (for ...
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Looking for ancestor in or around Râvâsel, Sibiu, Romania?

Löprich is a common Transylvania Saxon surname and the German name for Râvâsel is Rosch. There are many resources for Transyvania Saxon research besides the official Romanian records. Historical ...
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Finding 1941 death record or gravesite for Eli(as) Weinstock in Cernauti

Yad Vashem holds a testimonial for one Elias Weinstock murdered in 1941, Chernovits Quoting: Elias Weinschtok was born in Czernowitz, Romania to Shaul and Malka. He was a journalist and married. ...
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Seeking Canadian immigration record for Pater Vavaruk/Varvarook who came from Romania 1910-1915?

When we're looking for an immigration record, it helps to make a fresh review of all the data you've collected so far, so you can mine what you have for clues. Start by making a list of all the ...
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Seeking Canadian immigration record for Pater Vavaruk/Varvarook who came from Romania 1910-1915?

The original poster is my sister. Our grandfather immigrated to Canada as an unaccompanied & undocumented minor at the age of approx 11. The family has always said that he travelled with a 15 ...
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Seeking birth record for Russian who immigrated to New Zealand in 1950s?

I think that the first step should be to try and find your grandfather's immigration to New Zealand record because presumably they would have expected to know where he came from. Even if he gave ...
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How to find Romanian (and Canadian-Romanian) ancestry online

If you have a bit more details about Romania, it might be an idea to join Banat List at https://banat.groups.io/ as there are a lot of people with experience on the area and access to family books and ...
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Looking for birth record of Valeria Marta from late 1890s in Bucharest/Transylvania area?

If you can identify the exact place of her birth would be much easy. There are registers at The Romanian National archives for that period. As soon as you identify her birth date you can ask for an ...
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How to find Guide in Romania for Jewish Ancestry Search?

You can try Fernando Klabin. He is a romanian certified tour guide. I have been in touch with him in the past to check if he had info on my Romanian ancestry (Secureni, todays Southern Ukraine, in the ...
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How to find Guide in Romania for Jewish Ancestry Search?

You could try asking on JewishGen's Romania-SIG (Special Interest Group) e-mail mailing list which is free. http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager
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