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The books that form the Mediaș library were found in the Mediaș synagogue and Jewish community offices. The majority of the German and Hungarian-language volumes were catalogued by local high school students in the course of a project in 2016-2017. The volumes appear to be a mixture of private and communally-owned books. Though they are mostly religious books including siddurim and Jewish religious texts, some secular volumes were also found. In cases where owner information was inscribed or stamped in the book, a note was made in the catalogue record and, in general, a photo of the personal inscription was made. Please click on the individual titles below for more information.

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This register records deaths occuring from 1893-1903 in the Jewish community of Turda and surrounding villages. This registry is kept in Hungarian; the Hebrew name is sometimes noted. Name; date, place and cause of death; gender; marital status; age; occupation; birth place and residence; and burial information (place, date, officiant) is recorded.

This register records marriages occuring from 1885-1900 in the Jewish community of Turda. This registry is kept in Hungarian, with occasional notes in Romanian (made after 1918). The Hebrew date is sometimes noted. Name and birth information for the bride and groom; parent names; age; wedding announcement information; place and date of the ceremony; and names of witnesses and officiant are recorded.

This register records births occuring from 1892-1907 in the Jewish community of Turda. After 1908 births are recorded only sporadically. Please note that at the time of the present survey (2016), births dating later than 1914 were not legally accessible. This registry is kept in Hungarian, with occasional notes in Romanian (made after 1918). The Hebrew name is sometimes noted. Name; date; gender; parents; marital status of parents; parent residence; midwife name; circumcision or naming ceremony details and name of witnesses or godparents are provided.

This item is an index of births occuring from 1857-1885 for Jews from villages around Turda. Very few births recorded took place in Turda itself. It is not clear when the index was created. The book is arranged by year beginning with 1850 but the first birth recorded is in 1857. The child's name; his/her parents' names; birth place and date are recorded as well as a number referencing the full birth entry in a birth register; this registry can be found under call number 236/12.

This register records deaths for Jews living in and around Turda. The headings and entries are in Hungarian. The register was kept quite thoroughly with all data completed clearly in most instances. Please note the registry was officially closed in 1892 but two entries were added in 1902. Name; date, place and cause of death; gender; marital status; age; birth place and residence; and burial information is recorded.

This register records deaths for Jews living in and around Turda. The headings are in German and entries are in German until the 1880s when they switch to Hungarian. The register was kept quite thoroughly with all data completed clearly in most instances. Name; date, place and cause of death; gender; marital status; age; birth place and residence; and burial information is recorded.

This register records marriages for Jews living in and around Turda. The headings are in German and entries are in German until the 1880s when they switch to Hungarian. The register was kept quite thoroughly with all data completed clearly in most instances. Name and birth information for the bride and groom; parent names; age; wedding announcement information; place and date of the ceremony; and names of witnesses and officiant are recorded.

This register records births for Jews living in and around Turda. The headings and entries are in Hungarian, with Hebrew dates frequently included. The register was kept quite thoroughly with all data completed clearly in most instances. Name; date; gender; parents; marital status of parents; parent residence; midwife name; circumcision or naming ceremony details and name of witnesses or godparents are provided.

This register records births for Jews from villages around Turda. Very few births recorded took place in Turda itself. The entries are not made chronologically and thus it is not clear when the book was begun, probably in the 1880s or 1890s. The earliest birth entered took place in 1835 and the latest in 1894. The headings and entries are in Hungarian. The register was kept quite thoroughly with all data completed clearly in most instances. Name, date, gender, parents, marital status of parents, parent residence, midwife name, circumcision or naming ceremony details and name of witnesses or godparents are provided. Please also see item under call number 236/17, which is an index, by birth year, for this birth registery. That index, however, begins with births in 1857 and goes only until 1885.

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