This register appears to comprise several registers that were kept separately and aggregated at some point in time. Both the paper and print type vary. Part of the book is only in Hungarian and part of it is in Hungarian and German (titles). Entries are not sequential and it also jumps from births to marriages to deaths and back again. Most of the entries are from the villages surrounding Târnăveni. Some of the birth register pages record all the children of a couple, one after the other, so presumably this book was used as a register for community members, but did not necessarily record events sequentially. Some births recorded dates from the 1820s. One section of the book appears to be from Sângeorgiu de Pădure, but the majority of the material deals with the villages around Târnăveni. Like other civil record books, the information generally included in the records is: names; birth places and dates; death dates and place; wedding dates and place; place of residence; information on parents; profession; gender; marital status; officiants; witnesses.
Jewish Community of Târnăveni and of Sângeorgiu de Pădure
Other civil records from Târnăveni and Sângeorgiu de Pădure
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 ; fond nr. 1 ; nr. 956
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 956 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Mureș, Târgu-Mureş, Str. Crizantemelor, Nr. 8, cod 540073, jud. Mureş