Town of Târgu-Mureș - Jewish Status Quo: births 1886-1944
This register contains births for the Status Quo Jewish community in Târgu Mureș and, partway through, births from villages in the surrounding countryside (1886-1889). Please note that until 2015, the book was miscatalogued as belonging to the Neologue community. The book is primarily recorded in Hungarian, though frequently the Hebrew names of the infant and its parents are also provided (sometimes the parents of the parents are also provided, ie. Josef son of Zvi). Please also note that some births were recorded after the event, so that the first births recorded in fact date to 1870, not 1886 when the book was first opened. Information recorded is name, birth date, parental information including occupation and birthplace, name of the midwife and officiant who performed the circumcision or naming ceremony. Many of the individuals in this book had their names Magyarized and this is also recorded in the "comments" column. The last entry in the book is for February 1944, a few months before the deportations to Auschwitz took place.
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. 936
Colecția registrelor confesionale de stare civilă, jud. Mureș ; fond nr. 1 ; inventar nr. 1 ; nr. 936 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Mureș
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Mureș, Târgu-Mureş, Str. Crizantemelor, Nr. 8, cod 540073, jud. Mureş