Romania Gazetteers

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A gazetteer is a geographic dictionary, a book that lists all localities and gives sufficient information to uniquely identify a specific locality.


The gazetteer of modern Romania is Indicatorul Localitatilor din Romania [Index of Localities of Romania], written in Romanian; Bucuresti: Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste Romania, 1974. (FHL book Ref 949.8 E5i; also on microfilm 1181561 item 1). A Transylvanian and Moldavian town index There is an option to search without accents (diacritical marks)


The western area of Romania, called Transylvania, was formerly under Hungarian rule. For these areas you may need to use the old gazetter of Hungary to determine the former Hungarian spelling as well as the nearest parish or synagogue. Use Magyar Helsegnevtara [Hungarian gazetter] by Janos Dvorzak, Budapest: "Havi Fuzetek," 1877 (FHL book Ref 943.9 E5d; also on microfilm vol. 1 on film 599564, vol.2 on film 973041).