Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
Dear ROM-SIG Members,
I suspect that many of us were delighted at Renate Bielefeld's
successful report on her requests for her family documents >from the
Archives in Transylvania.
But, we all need to be aware that there are huge differences between the
archives in what was once a part of the Germanic Austro-Hungarian
Empire, and the areas in the east of Romania, including Bucharest, which
were part of the Ottoman Empire. As reported by our experts in Romania,
"Maramures is a part of Transylvania where the people are much different than the
people in Muntenia (where Bucharest is located) and Moldavia. The influence of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire left the print on Maramures, the same as the Ottoman Empire
left the print on Muntenia and Moldovia".
So we must all consider the difference in responses >from the areas in which we seek
Just a reality check for us all.