Posted By:Ted Sockaci
Subject:Romanian records
Post Date:April 29, 2010 at 10:05:03
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We have finally put together some information on my grandfather, John Sockaci(Socaciu). He was born in Kukullosard, Translvania(now Soard in the Vantori commune.)We were able to contact relatives( direct descendants of his brother Todor)and have gotten a rough family tree verbally. But we could not find the birth, death and marriage records for the family. We hired a very nice researcher to visit the Mures county seat and there were no records from Soard there. He then went to the village orthodox church and the church records on hand only went back to 1950.
So we came to a dead end. Does anyone know of another place to look for the records? Also, my grandfather sailed from Hamburg, Germany on the ship Imperator on September 27th, 1913. But he apparently traveled under another name or the persons writing the manifest butchered the name.We suspect he was traveling under the Hungarian version of Socaciu which would be Szakacs. Are there records of Austro-Hungarian passports from that time?
Any leads would be appreciated