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This database consists of 941 extracts from the records of the U.S. Consular Post in Bucharest, Romania, 1860-1941, which are part of the U.S. National Archives' Record Group 84 (RG 84): The U.S. State Department's files from Foreign Service Posts abroad. These records are stored at the U.S. National Archives II, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740.
There are 138 volumes in Record Group 84 for the Consular Post of Bucharest, Romania, 1860-1941. After a survey of the contents of these volumes by members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), it was determined that only eight volumes contained significant genealogical material and those eight were indexed. A total of 941 names, assumed to be Jewish, were included in the index. A copy of the complete survey with a description of each of the 138 volumes is available at the National Archives.
The volumes indexed are numbers 14, 40, 97, 134, 135, 136, 137, and 138. Volumes 14 (1879-1883), 40 (1905-1916) and 97 (1922-1924), contain records of birth, marriage, death and registration of American citizens. Volumes 134-138 contain emergency passports issued from January 1920 through September 1926. Each application contains a photograph of the applicant and very often other family members. Many also contain naturalization, passport and birth certificate numbers.
Listed below is the volume number, title found on spine of volume (if present), dates covered and contents of volumes that were indexed.
Here is a description of fields in the Romania Passport Applications Database:
Here are samples from several different emergency passport applications from the collection. Click on each of the images for a larger view.
Textual Reference Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Maryland 20740
Include in your request the following information, if indicated in the database:
For copies requested by mail, loose papers will be photocopied, but documents from bound volumes will be put on microfilm only. Minimum fee is $10 for the first 15 pages or less to be microfilmed.
Records are pulled five times each day, Monday thru Friday. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. An archivist must review the pull slip when turned in. If research is to be conducted on Saturday or after the last retrieval time on a particular day, you must arrange in advance to have records available.
Records will be in the Textual Research Reading Room on the second floor within one hour of the scheduled pull time. Pull slips may be submitted in the Textual Research Reading Room, 2000.
Textual Research Room hours:
Roberta Solit and Rita Margolis
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