Finding Your Ancestral Town
To make the best use of this guide, you should first follow the general guidelines in our fact sheet on starting your family history research, and if necessary, use our fact sheets on immigration, naturalization, census, and vital recordsto identify your ancestral town (vital records might be written in Romanian, Hungarian, Hebrew, German, Russian and other languages depending on the location and time period). If you determine that your town is within modern-day Romania, you will also need to find out the name of the county (judet) in which it is located. If your town was in Austro-Hungary before 1920 (i.e., if the town islocated in Banat, Bihor, Maramures, Satu Mare, or Transylvania), you should also consult our fact sheet on Hungary.
Formerly published by the Special Interest Group for Romanian Jewish Genealogy (see www.jewishgen.org/romsig), this newsletter contains anecdotes, short memoirs, members' personal experiences with travel to Romania and working with various archives and professional researchers, occasional family photos, documents, and recipes, scholarly articles, and excerpts from Yizkor books and other publications (census lists, business directories, etc.). CGI CS 1047 .J4 R66