Romania Population Registers

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Some Romanian cities in areas formerly under Hungarian rule maintained registers of their residents and those moved into these cities. These are called population registers (actele poliţiei). These records existed as early as 1848 and were discontinued with the beginning of Hungarian civil registration in 1895. Special lists of those in certain trades (such as domestic servants) were also kept. These records group families together and can be used to prove relationships.

Coverage: 30-55% of the population can be found in population registers.

Content: List date and place of birth, parents' names, addresses, and dates of removal. Population registers can be used to locate residents of cities and determine previous places of residence.

Accessing the Records: Population registers are usually kept in city and regional archives.. None are available at the Family History Library.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Romania,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1989-1997.