This register is kept in Hungarian, the titles are in German and Hungarian. The following information is recorded: date of birth, name of child, legitimate or illegitimate, name of parents; place of residence of parents; name of midwife; where, when and by whom the circumcision was carried out or where, when, and by whom the naming ceremony was performed (girls); godparents or witnesses (of the ceremony); other notes; death [date/circumstances]. Not all categories are completed, in particular the death column is generally left blank. This book was in very frail condition and has undergone conservation measures. Parts of pages, however, are missing. Though this book is listed as from Târnăveni, in fact it appears to have originally been kept in a village next to Târnăveni, probably Adamuș. There are no entries for births in Târnăveni until 1849, about 20 years after the first entry in the book was made (the first entry is only partially legible, but includes the date 1830.) In these first 20 years, the births recorded take place in the following villages: Sővényfalva, Dombo, Adámus, Kűkűllővár, Gyulvo, Fóró, Szőkefalva, Hoszuaszu, Csapo, Brasso, Balástelke. Following 1849, some births are recorded in Târăveni, but the majority still take place in the surrounding villages. Please note that in the Mureș National Archives inventory the dates for this book are listed as beginning in 1835, but in fact the first entry (partially legible) is from 1830.
These registers were maintained by the respective Jewish community and/or local municipality and collected in the 1950s by the National Archives. There are no details provided for the individual registers; presumably the rural registers were collected and stored by the Jewish community of Târgu Mureș sometime around the turn of the century and then these were subsequently transferred in mass to the National Archives. This would explain why they are catalogued under Târgu Mureș rather than the name of the respective village or town.
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 954 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș