Records

Most Jewish community offices around Greater Romania only have burial records, see two collections below:

An example of a Romanian Jewish Mitrical record in Cyrillic

This record is from the Iasi County Branch of the Romanian National Archive

Jewish Mitrica in Cyrillic from Chisinau Republic of Moldove previously Bessarabia

1889 birth register from the Fabric District of Timisoara written in Hungarian and German

This record is from the Timisoara County Branch of the Romanain National Archive

A very interesting marriage record, the couple were probably previously only married in Jewish Law, now remarried in a Romanian civil marriage, their six children are recorded in the record.

This record is from the Bacau County Branch of the Romanian National Archive

An example of a Romanian civil birth record, where I have overprinted explanations

This record is from the Iasi County Branch of the Romanian National Archive

This is a full Birth Record

This record is from the Bacau County Branch of the Romanian National Archive

This is a Birth Certificate which is an abstract of the above record

An important date in Genealogical History – The end of the Julian Calendar, 100 years ago.

On the 31st March 1919, Romania officially changed its calendar from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. As a result, the date on the following day became 14th of April 1919.

The result, thirteen days were lost in the Civil record books.

Please note that before the 31st March 1919 all dates in Romania, in Civil records and on gravestones were in the Julian calendar.

I believe that the reason that many immigrants to western Europe and the Americas said that they were not sure when they were born. This was because they knew that the calendar had changed, but were confused and not certain on how to calculate their date of birth to the new Gregorian calendar, if to add or deduct the 13 missing days.

For those researchers who want to calculate between the three calendars, Hebrew, Julian and Gregorian,  use this very useful link:    https://www.rosettacalendar.com

A typical register from A Romanian Jewish school

The name of the student has been removed to maintain privacy

This record is from the Bacau County Branch of the Romanian National Archive

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