Inspired and encouraged by the Czernowitz-L Discussion Group, we have created this site in reverence to the people of Bukovina, a region with an outstanding cultural, social and ethnic diversity.
In addition to Czernowitz-L Discussion Group Website, we would like to provide another collection point for materials (stories, histories, photographs, lists, maps, links, etc.), focused primarily on Address Books, Directories, School Registers, etc. These kind of materials may be of interest to researchers concerned with genealogy and history of the Bukovina.

Bukovina & Galicia Censuses for the Years 1869, 1880, 1890, 1900 - Courtesy of Statistics Austria: http://www.statistik.at/web_en/




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.


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.


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…!


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.

Jewish Taxpayers in Bukovina at the End of 18th Century


Places in Bukovina in descending order as per number of Jewish families at the end of 18th century: Czernowitz 130 • Satagura [Sadagura, Sadagora] 86 • Wischnitza [Wiznitz] 62 • Rohozna 12 • Banilla 10 • Mosoriwka [Mossorowka] 6 • Millie 5 • Zastawna 5 • Doroschoutz 4 • Ispas 4 • Lukowitza [Lukawitza] 4 • Schereutz [Scheroutz] 4 • Schipenitz 4 • Stanestie de dzos [Unter-Stanestie] 4 • Berbestie 3 • Horoschoutz 3 • Jurkoutz 3 • Kuczurmare 3 • Pohorloutz 3 • Rarencze [Rarancze] 3 • Wasileu [Wassileu] 3 • Wolloka [Woloka] 3 • Bojan 2 • Bojanczuk 2 • Czernawka 2 • Czinkow [Czinkeu] 2 • Draczinetz [Draczynetz] 2 • Hlinitza 2 • Juzinetz [Juzynetz] 2 • Kabestie 2 • Kamena 2 • Lehuczeni Teutului 2 • Luschan [Luzan] 2 • Nepolokoutz 2 • Okna 2 • Ostritza 2 • Pereunegru [Onut, Paraul-Negru] 2 • Sinoutz 2 • Stanestie de suß [Ober-Stanestie] 2 • Toporoutz 2 • Toutri [Toutry] 2 • Wilawcze [Willawcze] 2 • Babin 1 • Berhometh 1 • Czortorie [Czartorie] 1 • Dobronoutz 1 • Hliboka 1 • Kallinestie [Kalinestie] am Tscheremosch 1 • Korowie [Korowia] 1 • Kotzmann [Kotzman] 1 • Kuczurmik 1 • Lentzestie [Lenkoutz] 1 • Mahalla [Mahala] 1 • Maletinetz [Malatynetz] 1 • Mihalcze 1 • Mitkeu 1 • Molodia 1 • Onuth 1 • Oroscheni [Oroscheny] 1 • Oschichlib [Oschechlib, Oschechliby] 1 • Piedekoutz 1 • Rosch 1 • Samostie [Zamostie] 1 • Samuschin [Samuszyn] 1 • Schiskoutz [Schischkoutz] 1 • Slobodzie Rarencze [Rarancze Slobodzia] 1 • Stawczan 1 • Swinecze 1 • Waliewa 1 • Werboutz 1 • Werenczanka [Wereczanka] 1 • Zureni [Zurin] 1

Gabriel Anton, Baron Splény de Miháldy (1734-1814)
First District-Governor of Bukovina (1774-1778)

Excerpt from the article "Under Austrian Administration (1774-1786)" by Dr. Nathan Michael Gelber: "On August 31, 1774 the Austrian General Gabriel Freiherr von Splény marched into Czernowitz. On October 10, 1774, all of Bukovina was occupied by Austrian troops under the supreme command of General Splény and became in accordance with the terms of the May 7, 1775 treaty signed in Constantinople by Austria and Turkey an official possession of Austria. With this action of giving up possession of Bukovina and giving sovereignty to Austria, Turkey demonstrated its friendship, gratitude and good will for Austria. With this event, the direct connection between Galicia and Siebenbürgen desired by Austria since its acquisition of Galicia became reality. [...] When Austrian troops marched into Bukovina in October, 1774, according to Splény’s census there were 17,047 families in Bukovina, among them 526 Jewish families giving a ratio of 38 Jewish families per 1000 families of all religions, who were distributed over the entire land. The cities that Splény found were Suceava, Czernowitz, Sereth and Wiznitz. The best houses of the Jews were in Czernowitz. The rest of the houses, about 200, were miserable affairs of wood and clay. [...] In 1776 there were a total of 650 Jewish families with 2906 souls as compared to 526 families in 1775. [...] In the view of the authorities, this rapid increase in the number of Jews called for steps to be taken to reduce their numbers. In 1778 the Jews were even warned not to build any more houses. The authorities even went further by making the Jews pay extremely high taxes and they took measures to make sure the Jews would find no opportunity to obtain funds to pay these increased taxes."

Courtesy: State Archives of Czernowitz Oblast

Census of Romania for the Year 1930: Province of Bucovina by Departments and Districts

Click here for the PDF compilation - including alphabetical index and GPS coordinates - of all listings below!
Click here for the PDF copy of the original General Census of the Population of Romania as per 29th December 1930!

Province of Bucovina
Câmpulung Department