Introduction

HOW FAR BACK IN TIME CAN WE REBUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE?

No specific answer to this question can be given, as this is influenced by several factors.

Registration started in different regions of Romania. A few years after the merger of Moldavia and Wallachia, state registration was introduced in 1867. We can search for church records from earlier periods. Thus, most of the family trees in this region can be rebuilt until the 19th century.

State registration of Transylvania (and Banat, Crisana, Maramures) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire was introduced in the Hungarian language from 1st October 1895, and later records were kept in Romanian since 1920. But here in ecclesiastical registers and other documents we can retrieve the records even further back to the early 1700s. The traceability of ancestors depends on denominational affiliation.

The traceability of records is also influenced by the fact that a large number of records were destroyed during the First and Second World Wars and the following decades.

WHERE DO WE CARRY OUT RESEARCH, IN WHAT REGIONS?

Our company carries out research mainly in Romania, but as for cross-border family trees, we continue exploring ancestors in the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Hungary and Serbia. Particularly in view of the fact that some of the researchable materials from Transylvania came to Hungary (mainly Budapest), Transcarpathia and Vojvodina.

Researched areas by religious affiliation:

  • Orthodox (Romanian and Serbian)
  • Greek Catholics
  • Israeli (Jewish)
  • Roman Catholic
  • Reformed (Calvinist)
  • Evangelical
  • Unitarian

Hidvéghy Norbert cercetator genealogic Romania

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Our office is located in Odorheiu Secuiesc, in the center of Romania, so it is basically equally far away from any settlement.
  • All requested data are documented.
  • Since we are an official, accountable company, we are responsible for our work.
  • We have a decade of solid experience of family history research.
  • We speak all the languages spoken in Transylvania.
  • We can read texts written in Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
  • Your data are treated confidentially and are not disclosed to third parties.
  • It is worth to see our references we are proud of.

Transylvania is a multinational and multireligious region its official documents being recorded in different languages at different times: in Romanian, previously in Hungarian and German, even earlier in Latin.

Religious denominations also include linguistic and spatial diversity. The Romanian Orthodox and Greek Catholic records were written in Cyrillic letters, later translated into the Latin alphabet, while the Serbian Orthodox Church has been keeping records in Cyrillic to date. Our staff can read all kinds of documents in Transylvania, whether Romanian, German, Latin, Hungarian, Serbian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Armenian, Slovak or Czech. Thus, it is not a problem if the found ancestors, for example, are of German origin, wheter it is Swabian from Banat or Satu Mare or Transylvanian Saxon. We also have broad experience in exploring Hungarian, Slovak and Jewish ancestors.

PRICING

In regard to our prices, we apply flexible pricing rules, that is, we always give a customized quote, depending on the difficulty of the job and the research area.

After contacting you, we will send you a datasheet asking about your already known ancestors. After the completion of the data sheet, we explore the research possibilities and make the quotation.

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