Brașov Jewish Community: register of marriages, 1877-1885
This register, which overlaps in time period with another from Brasov, records marriages within the Jewish Orthodox community in Brasov. At this time (1877) the Jews of Brasov split into two official communities, a reform-minded Neologue commmunity (apparently the majority, based on the number of marriages) and a conservative Orthodox community. There were also two synagogues, as the Orthodox community records marriages taking place within the Orthodox synagogue, whereas the other books record marriages taking place within the "Temple." Data recorded is typical: name, occupation, birth place of the groom, parent names, residence, age, marital status (single, widowed, divorced), the same for the bride, date and place of wedding, how often the engagement was announced, names of witnesses and official who performed the ceremony.
The civil register books were normally maintained by the respective parish authorities of each town or village. At some point in time in the post-World War II period these records were collected by the National Archives.
Colecția de registre confesionale și de stare civilă, jud. Brașov ; număr curent I 217 ; fond 259 ; inventar nr. 68 ; cotă 1-00159
Colecția de registre confesionale și de stare civilă, jud. Brașov ; număr curent I 217 ; fond 259 ; inventar nr. 68 ; cotă 1-00159 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Brașov