Finding birth certificate from late 19th century Transylvania

Where can I find birth records in Romania?

There is no central office for vital records in Romania. To obtain copies of birth, marriage, divorce, or death records, write to the Civil Registration District Office in the Town Hall where the event occurred. Vital records are on file from 1865 and in many cases, from much earlier.

Does ancestry have records from Romania?

We believe our organization’s mission is unique. As family historians, we are learning together how to use records to trace our Romanian ancestry and to discover details about our ancestors’ lives, whether they lived in Romania or other parts of Europe, in the United States, or in Canada.

Can you view birth certificates on ancestry?

At the top of the page, click on ‘Search’ and then choose ‘Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish’. Enter as much information as you can. When your search results appear, click on ‘View Record’. You’ll be able to see all the Index information available.

Were there birth certificates in the 1800s?

From early times to the present, baptisms, marriages and burials have been recorded in Church Records and Indexes . In the late 1800s and early 1900s, provincial and territorial governments introduced the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths.

How do I become a Romanian citizen by descent?

You can apply for Romanian Citizenship by Descent if you:

  1. Have a parent who was a Romanian citizen at any point in their lifetime; or.
  2. Have a grandparent (any of four) who was a Romanian citizen at any point in their lifetime; or.

How do I find marriage records in Romania?

You need to go to the specific Town Hall where the certificate was issued. In Romania, there are 320 cities and over 2700 parishes (‘comune’) which can issue birth / marriage / death certificates and multilingual extracts.

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