The Radautz Vital Records Index Database 1857 – 1929

During the summer of 2016, I traveled to Rădăuţi, Romania, and visited the Archives in the Town Hall. After some negotiations and with a little bit of luck, I was given permission to photograph Jewish vital records for the Rădăuţi, Solca, and Vicov communities of Bukovina; see my blog posting “Books of Seven Seals in Rădăuți and Suceava”. The first database resulting from these efforts is The Radautz Marriage Index Database.

http://www.reisch-family.net/SevenSealsLukePHP/SevenSealsMarriages.html

Every society enlarges itself through marriages. When you are tracing your family history, this information can offer one of the most common missing links – a maiden name. All marriage records include the full names of the bride and groom as well as  the marriage date and other additional information, such as the names and birthplaces of each individual’s parents. As part ONE of an ongoing project – birth & death records will come soon – The Radautz Marriage Index Database is a rich web resource for Jewish heritage in Bukovina. It contains over 3,000 properly indexed marriage records for the period 1870-1929. Copies of family marriage records are freely available upon request.

http://www.reisch-family.net/SevenSealsRadautzDeathIndex/SearchForm.html

NEW: Even if final, but not trivial at all, death records are among the most important of all vital records. Death Indices typically contain the birth date of a person, date of death, cause of death and other details that are helpful in genealogical and historical research. As part TWO of our ongoing project, The Radautz Death Index Database is a rich web resource for Jewish heritage in Bukovina. It contains over 7,500 properly indexed death records for the period 1857-1929; some data refer back to births as early as the middle of the 18th century. Copies of family death records are freely available upon request.

Whether you are looking for an ancestor or trying to find a lost classmate, these records can provide a link to vital information and point you toward important clues. The free search provided by The Radautz Vital Records Index Database 1857-1929 can jumpstart your research project. Please check it out and let us have your comments…!

bukovina.records@gmail.com

Our thanks go to Martina Lelgemann, who took care of the transcription, and to Bruce Reisch, who developed The Radautz Marriages search engine and website. Lucas Reisch provided php search engine expertise.

4 thoughts on “The Radautz Vital Records Index Database 1857 – 1929

  1. Merle

    You are all amazing! Thank you all so much for all your incredible work. Thank you, greatly appreciate all that you do and have done.

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  2. Wanda

    Thank you so much for sharing all your research with all of us, it has been so valuable to have your support and encouragement by posting all you have:).

    I do have a question though… would the surrounding smaller communities of Dornesti/Hadikfalva, Andresfalva and other small communities be included in these collections? If not would you have any suggestions where I could search? It would be so wonderful to find marriage information.

    Once again thank you so much:)

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    1. Edgar Hauster Post author

      Dear Wanda, thank you so much for raising this important question, which is of general interest. Well, the Romaian National Archives, Suceava branch, have published the (Romanian) inventory of available vital records:

      http://hauster.de/data/ANRSuceavaStareaCivila.pdf

      Some of the smaller communities metioned by you are listed there, but unfortunately not necessarily including the Jewish records. Focussing on “evrei” [Jews, rom.], at a first glance we get 8 hits:

      Burdujeni Targ
      Campulung Moldovenesc
      Falticeni
      Gura Humorului
      Radauti
      Solca
      Suceava
      Vatra Dornei

      Radauti (Radautz) and Solca [+ Vicov] are included in our ongoing project, others, such as Campulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului and Suceava are included in the searchable Bucovina Vital Records Database

      http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/BucovinaVRs.htm

      again others are still waiting for research / digitization. Our Radautz / Vicov / Solca database (see above) is insofar exceptional, as we succeeded to combine the archival funds from the Romanian National Archives with those held by the Radauti Town Hall Archives and to implement them into a searchable database. I do hope these data were helpful to you.

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  3. ptulocker.com

    All marriage records include the full names of the bride and groom as well as the marriage date and other additional information, such as the names and birthplaces of each individual’s parents.

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