Success in Romanian Archives #romania

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.
Rosanne Leeson

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>

Just to clarify Sorin's comment. It was the Iasi archives themselves
that announced to us that all records were out for microfilming, and
would not be available for at least a year, or two. It did not
originate with us.

Rosanne Leeson
Sorin Goldenberg wrote:

Dear Rosanne and other Rom-Sig readers,
The difference between Transilvania archives (or by the way Bucovina -
Suceava was also part of the Austro-Hungarian empire) is that the
registration started some twenty (???) years earlier and it is more
tidy then in other parts of Romania.

I've found out that there is cooperation >from the National Archives at
Botosani, even when I've asked for documents without the knowledge of
the exact date of happening. Are they doing a perfect job ? I do not
know; more then that I am sure that by myself or a good private
researcher that gets his fee directly for me , maybe some extra effort
could be done.
Due to the fact that sometimes we seek for people that we are not 100
percent sure of their names, they do not carry family names, dates
unsure etc... sometimes it is required to assist the process. As I
live in Israel, and speak Romanian, I have no problem to phone and
check the status or clarify things.

I know of a guy in Israel who got documents >from Iasi, although
Rom-sig announced that the registers will not be available... [snip].