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Genealogy tours in Transylvania
Visit the places of your ancestors and have an insight in your family genealogy - Transylvania Live specializes in tailor-made ancestral travel and genealogical tours in Romania.
We are able to assist you in finding information about your ancestor, as well as designing an itinerary to the places connected to your past. We can offer full rage travel arrangements with accommodation, transport, local guides and sightseeing.
We invite you to discover Romania, the homeland of your ancestors. Walk the routes of your forefathers!
For almost a hundred years Romanians streamed out into the world, drawn by ambitions, pressed by wars, political persecution and economic disasters. An estimated one million Romanian – Americans live in the United States today, and another million are descendents of Romanian emigrants (according to wikipedia.com).
Historians can establish four major immigration waves: at the end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century when economic decline and a high birth rate compelled simple villagers to flee to the New World, the land of opportunities. After the II World War the political persecutions of communism determined mostly artists and intellectuals to escape. The third wave was in the middle of the 70’s and the beginning of the 80’s. The last wave of emigrants was after the events of December 1989 due to not only political but also social and economic crisis.
Artists, scientists, musicians and creators
The new citizens happy to have found freedom and a fresh start, were eager to establish themselves in their adoptive country. From the Romanian Diaspora valuable scientists, artists, philosophers, musicians and publicists became famous and renowned throughout the world.
They dedicated their talents and experience to help build and enrich their new country, people like Nobel Prize winner Emil Palade, Nobel Peace Award winner Elie Wiesel, Nadia Comaneci the famous gimnast, actors like Johnny Weissmuller (main caracter of Tarzan movie), Harvey Keitel, Lauren Bacall, Marisa Tomei, Audrei Hepburn, comic book creator Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-men, Incredible Hulk etc.), musician Art Garfunkel from “Simon and Garfunkel”, conductor and musician Sergiu Comissiona and many more.
Humans need to have a feeling of belonging, which is why the descendents of many immigrants wish to learn more about their family genealogy and ancestors’ heritage. With the help of Transylvania Live’s genealogy research Romanian-Americans can not only learn who their ancestors were but they can also experience an excellent tour.
Genealogy Research Fees
Initial ancestor research consists of a pre-analysis of the records and documentation about the researched people. This helps us determine if enough information is available to warrant a more in-depth search – cost: €145 ( US$200/ CA$217/ £115 / AU$254) .
Comprehensive research: minimum 10 hours of research is required, price includes comprehensive research on location, fully documented report on our findings, and copies of all relevant documents. Price: €19/hour ( US$26/ CA$28/ £14 / AU$33) + travelling costs
Types of research: family tree research, living persons research, search for persons whose relatives have emigrated from historical Romania (the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Transnistria included), translation services (from Romanian, Hungarian, Rusian, or Chirilic writen documents).
First step: If you are interested in your Romanian heritage and family genealogy just send us an email! You will receive a Research Profile Form which you have to fill in to provide us with the minimum initial information required to begin our work.
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Diners Club and American Expres by fax and by phone. We also accept payments by Moneybookers, bank transfer and Western Union.
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Rest assured that based upon our experience, we would recommend your company to anyone traveling to Romania. Your staffs that we have dealt with (during the genealogy research and during the tour) have always been courteous, helpful and professional. Best wishes to everyone at Transylvania Live. Professor Merlin Szosz, Rhode Island, USA
National Guide, lecturer of a University, Geography Department with doctoral studies in UK Marcel
is also an experienced genealogist.
Marcel, says: I have been working as genealogist for over ten years indeed and I have accumulated a long experience. What is interesting in this job is the fact that you never know what to expect next, I mean the final result, because it consists in researching family roots which clients know very little of.