This register contains records of births, marriages, and deaths for the Jewish community in Târgu Mureș and, after the schism, the Status Quo Jewish community, which was the largest community in the town. Please note that the book is currently (2015) miscatalogued as belonging to the Neologue community. The titles and entries of the book are all in German except for the entries from the 1870s. The book begins with a chart of community members and their families, including the birth dates and names of the children. The oldest birthdate recorded is from 1830. Following these pages is another list of members entitled "conscription" (census) for Marosvásárhely for 1855. Fifty-one heads of families are listed, with their wives and children. Following these pages, the official birth register begins, with the first entry dating 1851. The information recorded for births, marriages, and deaths is typical for these books and includes birthdate and place, parent names and background, place of residence, occupation, bride and groom birthdates and place, officiant name for circumcisions, weddings, and funerals, death date and place, circumstances or cause of death, place of burial, and so forth. Though most of the births do take place in Târgu Mureș, it seems that many or even most of the weddings take place in the surrounding countryside. Perhaps the register served as a regional register.
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, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 933 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș