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Welcome to the JewishGen Romania SIG, a special interest group founded in 1993, and now hosted by JewishGen.

The countries known today as Romania and Moldova, as well as a southwestern portion of Ukraine and southern Hungary are the areas of interest to us.  Included in these countries are the areas formerly known as Bukovina, Moldavia, Bessarabia, Transylvania, Wallachia and The Banat.

By combining our resources of time, expertise and funds we hope to be able to aid Jewish genealogy researchers with an interest in this region.  To assist in achieving this goal we have established an Online Discussion List, a mailing list which is intended to facilitate the timely exchange of information among SIG members.  There is no charge for participation in the mailing list.  Reading the messages may enable you to discover another user who has uncovered a piece of information vital to your research, or who is linked to a family or town that you are also researching.  You should be able to find users eager to share their information and quick to provide tips and feedback.  The mailing list's archive is fully searchable here.

We are actively pursuing new sources of information, as well as entering materials that we have been acquiring into the searchable JewishGen Romania Database.

We strongly urge you to go to the JewishGen Family Finder site to register the surnames and towns you are researching.  This will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity for contact with other researchers who have an interest in those same names and places.  We also encourage you to submit your family trees to the Family Tree of the Jewish People.

Since we all benefit from the efforts of JewishGen and the free services it provides, we strongly encourage our SIG members to make donations to JewishGen-erosity, and if you desire, for specially earmarked Romania SIG projects.

ROM-SIG is always looking for volunteers to help with projects that we are working on.  Many of you have talents that support our goals.

If you are interested in helping or if you have any suggestions, please email: Barbara.Hershey at

If you are unable to volunteer, please consider donating to the Rom-SIG General Fund or for one of our projects at  (Because reports can take up to two months before we are notified of your donation, please let us know what you donated at

Thank you
Barbara Hershey, Research Coordinator

This web site is dedicated to the memory of Sam Elpern