Fagaras Jewish Community: birth, marriage, and death register, 1820-1881
Matrikol der israel. Gemeinde der Stadt Fogaras und des Distriktes etc.
This register book served to record births, marriages, and deaths for the Fagaras Jewish community. The last pages in the book are arranged as a sort of family register, alphabetically according to last name, and include the head of the family, wife, children, and dates of respective births and deaths. The language is entirely German except for a few comments made subsequently in Hungarian (by authorities, presumably). The book was created by Rabbi Lebl Silverman in 1820, was continued by "district rabbi" Dr. Josef Cohne from 1864-1874, and thereafter by Abraham Schul until 1881. Information recorded is typical for other civil records books and includes names, parent names, birth dates and places, addresses, officiants, etc.
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 2-00654
Colecția de registre confesionale și de stare civilă, jud. Brașov ; număr curent I 217 ; fond 259 ; inventar nr. 68 ; cotă 2-00654 ; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Brașov