Romania SIG #Romania Report on ROM-SIG Meeting at the IAJGS Conference, New York, August 15, 2006 #romania

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>

The Rom SIG met Tuesday afternoon, August 15, 2006 of the 26th IAJGS
Chairing the meeting was Merle Kastner and moderatoring was Bruce Reisch.
About 70 members were present.
This is a non-dues paying group and anyone interested in the area is free to
join by logging onto the JewishGen site and then , then subscribing to the Rom SIG e-mail
list, as per the instructions on the site. We suggest you subscribe, using
the 'digest' option.

=A handout was available, listing web sites and information that is valuable
for anyone researching the area - it is shown in this message, below.

=Notice was made that getting information >from Bucharest is still very

=Burial records are to be put on a CD and information sent to the JewishGen
for posting on the JOWBR site.

=There will be an update on the Kishniv and Moldova Shtel site, currently in
preparation by Peter McDonald.

=The Yizkor Book for Moldava is now online.

=Renee Steinig and Simon Kreindler presented their impressions of the value
of the reunion of Czernowitzers and their descendants held in
Czernowitz/Chernivtsi, Ukraine, this past May. Simon also talked about
the steps he took to prepare for this trip.

=Bruce Reisch presented an update on resources for genealogical research
into your roots in Jewish Bukovina. Notes can be found on the following web

Minutes of the meeting were taken by Dorothy Bernstein.
Please note that the meeting's handout read as follows:
Suggestions for Romanian Jewish Research:

Merle Kastner
Bruce Reisch

Those interested in hiring a researcher in Romania, please check out the
name of the researcher with others, including Rosanne Leeson. You can
contact her.

Work is continuing on records >from Kishinev, Bendery and Beltsy and work
will start on the records >from Herta (now in the Ukraine but formerly in
Romania.) shortly.

*We do need more volunteers to work on translating the Cyrillic and
Hebrew/YiddishAnyone interested in helping out can contact Bob Wascou at:

If you wish to obtain copies of civil records >from Romania, you should send
a request, either by air mail or fax to:

Archivele Nationale
B-dul Regina Elisabeta nr. 49, Sector 5
050013 - Bucuresti ROMANIA
Fax: +4021-312-58-41

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

Rom-SIG Internet sites:

Another very useful Romanian website is: ,
which includes
information on joining the online Czernowitz / Sadagora Jewish Genealogy
Discussion Group.
ROM-SIG Projects:
All-Romanian Database
Czernowitz Cemetery Project (data not yet

*Orgeyev (Orhei), Moldova Yizkor book - has been fully translated by Terry
Lasky and is now online at: It is 216 pages long
with over 250 pictures.

Not strictly for Romanian research, but very worthwhile for genealogy
research in general:
Steve Lasky's ever-expanding online Museum of Family History:

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