Târgu Mureș, district of Acățari-Jewish: births 1844-1885; marriages 1826-1883; deaths 1874-1885
This book is kept in Hungarian with names written in Hebrew and Hungarian. The titles are German and Hungarian. This is one of the few registers from the period with Hebrew writing entries, both for names and dates, presumably indicating that the leader of the community was more learned (or observant) than those of the neighboring villages. The register is not completed sequentially, that is, some events are recorded long after they took place. Probably the register was distributed to the community in the 1880s and they were instructed to record information of the members. The first three pages of marriage entries appear to have been made in the 1880s, but the earliest recorded wedding is 1826. Most individuals in the book are from Acățari or the surrounding villages, especially Vălenii (Vaja in Hungarian), but there are entries from all around the region, from Sângeorgiu de Pădure to Ernei to farther flung places like Beclean and even Galicia.
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. 919
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 919 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Mureș, Târgu-Mureş, Str. Crizantemelor, Nr. 8, cod 540073, jud. Mureş