Romania Genealogy

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Guide to Romania ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Romania is a country in Southeast Europe bordered by Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. Parts of Romania formerly belonged to the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Russian empires. The official language is Romanian.[1]

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Romania has 41 counties (judet - singular, judete - plural) and 1 municipality* (municipiu). The word judet is usually seen in the form judeţul, which means "the district."

  • Alba
  • Arad
  • Arges
  • Bacau
  • Bihor
  • Bistrita-Nasaud
  • Botosani
  • Braila
  • Brasov
  • Bucuresti (Bucharest)*
  • Buzau
  • Calarasi
  • Caras-Severin
  • Cluj
  • Constanta
  • Covasna
  • Dimbovita
  • Dolj
  • Galati
  • Gorj
  • Giurgiu
  • Harghita
  • Hunedoara
  • Ialomita
  • Iasi
  • Ilfov
  • Maramures
  • Mehedinti
  • Mures
  • Neamt
  • Olt
  • Prahova
  • Salaj
  • Satu Mare
  • Sibiu
  • Suceava
  • Teleorman
  • Timis
  • Tulcea
  • Vaslui
  • Vilcea
  • Vrancea

Historical Regions: Bukovina

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Romania," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.