New Project: Bucharest Burial Register (1930-1980) #romania #JewishGenUpdates

Michael Moritz

New Bucharest Cemetery Records Project (ca. 1930-1980)

I'm excited to announce that the JewishGen Romania Research Division has acquired images of the seemingly complete burial register of Bucharest's Giurgiului Jewish Cemetery, the largest of the three Jewish cemeteries in Bucharest and the second largest in Romania, from the 

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People

. The cemetery was inaugurated in 1929-1930 and contains about 35,000-40,000 graves, some of which belong to the victims of the Holocaust and Jewish soldiers.

Help! We need volunteers to transcribe these records! Please take a look at the images, which contain both handwritten Romanian script, and on the earlier records, Hebrew as well. If you are interested in helping and comfortable with this handwriting, please fill out our volunteer form here (identify if you can transcribe the Romanian only, Hebrew only, or both):

And a reminder that acquisitions such as this are not possible without the help of your support, as we are all volunteers! You can contribute here to Romania projects (the Romania General Fund will go to all acquisitions):

I am not doing look-ups at the moment. These records are organized by section, not alphabetically nor chronologically, so it is not possible to easily locate someone in these hundreds of pages.

Michael Moritz
Director, Romania Research Division