Târgu Mureș, district of Miercurea NIrajului - Jewish: marriages, 1889-1895
This register is kept entirely in Hungarian. The book presumably served as a record book for registering rural community weddings 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 other rural communities. The geographic indication Miercurea Nirajului (Nyárádszereda) refers here to a district in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the east and south of the town of Târgu Mureș. The majority of the entries in this book, however, are for weddings in the town of Sângeorgiu de Pădure. 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. 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 wedding entered took place in 1882.
Other civil records from Târgu Mureș 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. 929
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 929 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Mureș, Târgu-Mureş, Str. Crizantemelor, Nr. 8, cod 540073, jud. Mureş