Târgu-Mureș, district of Sâncraiu de Mureș-Jewish Orthodox: marriages
The titles of this book are in German, the entries are in German and later, Hungarian. Information recorded is: Name and birthplace of the bride and groom, parents' names and place of residence, age and status (single, widowed, divorced) of bride and groom, date and place of the wedding, officiant's name. It is unclear why this book is in German, when all the other registers from the region are in Hungarian. The scribe at the start of the book also made entries in German; by the end, the entries are in Hungarian. The families entered here are from all the villages to the north, east, and west (but not crossing the river) of Sâncraiu de Mureș, which was the administrative center of the district at the time. Today many of these small villages are more or less part of the town of Târgu Mureș. Sâncraiu de Mureș and Nazna figure especially prominently.
Other civil records from Sâncraiu de Mureș and Târgu Mureș
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. 917
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 917 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Mureș, Târgu-Mureş, Str. Crizantemelor, Nr. 8, cod 540073, jud. Mureş