Romania Goals:  1: Research   2: Census and Civil Registration   3: Archives and Libraries   4: Church Records   5: Maps and Gazetteers   6: Newspapers   7: Websites   8: Search Records   9: Get Help        SEARCH


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Goal 1: Learn about Romanian research.


A. Learn about Romanian genealogy.

  1. Learn the basics of Romanian research in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Romania Research
    | FS—Starting Your Romanian Research
  2. Learn more about Romanian research.
    Romanian Genealogical Research—4 pgs.
  3. Explore the site for research records.
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  5. Explore Romania Genealogy Resources on the FEEFHS site.
  6. Use the Romania Record Finder to understand record types for research.
    FS—Wiki: Romania Record Finder
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B. Learn about Romanian language and genealogy terms.

  1. Learn about Romanian grammar and common genealogy terms in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Romanian Language

Goal 2: Learn about Romania census and civil registration.


A. Learn about Romania census records.

  1. Learn about Romania census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Romania Census
  2. Learn about Romania civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Romania Civil Registration

Goal 3: Learn about Romania archives and libraries.


A. Learn about Romania archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Romania archives and libraries records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Romania Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the Archives Portal Europe site.
  3. Explore the Romanian National Archives site.

Goal 4: Learn to use Romania church and religious records.


A. Learn about Romanian church records.

  1. Learn about Romania church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Romania Church Records
  2. Explore other sites for Romanian church records.
  3. Explore Jewish genealogy in Romania and Moldovain this guide from the Center for Jewish History site.
  4. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Romania.

Goal 5: Learn about Romania maps and gazetteers.


A. Explore Romania maps.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Romania maps.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Romania maps.
  3. Explore old maps of Romania in the 1900 Collection.
  4. Explore the Maps and Gazetteers section of the site.
  5. Explore other maps of Romania on the Internet.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Romania maps.

Goal 6: Learn about Romanian newspapers.


A. Explore Romanian newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Romanian newspapers in the site.
  2. Search Romanian newspapers in the site.
  3. Search Romanian newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.

Goal 7: Explore additional websites for research.


A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Romanian research.

  1. Visit these Romanian genealogy sites for additional research ideas.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.

Goal 8: Search records from Romania.


A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Romania.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. 1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Romanian online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

Goal 9: Get help with your Romania research.


A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Romanian Genealogy group on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Romanian Genealogy Society Facebook page.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Romania.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Romania research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Romania research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Romania research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Romania genealogy societies.

  1. Explore Romania genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.
  2. See the Societies and Organizations section of the FEEFHS site.


Romanian Vital Records 1595-1914