Târgu Mureș, district of Mureșul de Jos - Jewish: births, 1889-1895
This register is kept entirely in Hungarian. Please note that the dates in the official title (1889-1895) do not correspond with the contents. Though the contents were recorded during the period, the earliest birth entered took place in 1849. The book presumably served as a record book for registering rural community births with the central community in Târgu Mureș. It is not clear, however, why some of these individuals were registered in this book rather than in the books maintained by nearby rural communities. The geographic indication Mureșul de Jos (Marosi Alsó) refers to a district in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the south of the town of Târgu Mureș. However, many of the individuals in the register appear to be from Mureșul de Sus, a district to the north of Târgu Mureș. It is unclear whether the register was processed incorrectly by the National Archives or whether the original register keepers were inconsistent. Information recorded is: name of the newborn, gender, whether legitimate or illegitimate, birth date (Hebrew date also requested but not filled out), father and mother names, place of residence of parents, name of the midwife, name of the circumcizer, other notes.
Other civil records from Târgu Mureș and the surrounding villages
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. 924
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 924 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Mureș, Târgu-Mureş, Str. Crizantemelor, Nr. 8, cod 540073, jud. Mureş