Romania SIG #Romania Re: rom-sig digest: Romanian National Archive #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>

In response to Jacqueline, and others who may have missed it, I had
posted the following information on contacting the Romanian archives,
following the July Conference in Las Vegas.
You may write in English.

We have been informed by the Director General of the Romanian National
Archives in Bucharest that anyone interested in obtaining copies of
civil records >from Romania should send a request, either by air mail or fax to:
Arhivele Nationale
B-dul Regina Elisabeta nr.49
Sector 5
050013 - Bucuresti
Fax#:( +4021)-312 58 41

This request should include the following information :
- Name of person who is the object of request
- Date and place of birth/marriage or death
- Religious affiliation

The civil records in the National Archives are arranged chronologically,
by name of town/village and religion, not by individual names.
Without the information mentioned above it will be impossible for them
to do any genealogical research. However, they do stress that the civil
records are incomplete, and many documents are missing for long time periods.
For fuller information about the holdings of the Romanian archives please
see the chapter on Romania, in the "Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy"
by Sack & Mokotoff.

Rosanne Leeson

========================== wrote re the address of the Romanian National Archives:

Thank you very much for this information. Is it feasible to write in
english or french?

yours truly

Jacqueline Flugelman

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