Romania Population Registers

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Population Registers

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 give date and place of birth, parents names, addresses, dates of removal. They can be used to locate residents of cities and determine previous places of residence. These records group families together and can be used to prove relationships.

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


  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.