Tips for searching Romanian vital records #romania

Sarit Klein

Hello, everyone. I have been trying unsuccessfully to find birth and other vital records for relatives on my father's side.  My father was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1944. Based on some notes he made before he passed, I believe my paternal grandfather was born in Husi/Chusi (sp?) Romania in the early 1900s, and my grandmother was born in Bucharest (also early 1900s).  My father and his parents emigrated to Israel in 1947 on the ship Pan York and were held in the Cyprus detention camps for several months.  I have not been able to find any vital records for Bucharest or Husi, nor have I been able to find passenger lists for the Pan York or any lists connected with the Cyprus detention camps. Although I know my grandparents' (and my father's) Romanian birth names, I may not have the correct spelling.  Any search tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Sarit Klein 

Peninah Zilberman

Dear Sarit,

As far as the ship lists you can obtain from Atlit Museum, I believe they have it on line as well

For the Cyprus Camp lists, check with Dorot ha’Hemshehe website

Since your grandparents were born over 100 years ago you can write to the city hall of Bucharest and Hush and get a birth certificate

Husi is in Vaslui County, check on the net their archives address and write to them, in English is ok

Good Luck

Peninah Zilberman


Peninah Zilberman