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The Máramaros County Jewish Records Indexing Project

Data Extraction by volunteers of the JewishGen Hungarian SIG
Introduction by Brooke Schreier Ganz

NOTE: This project's home page is located at MaramarosJewishRecords.com.
Please go to that website to see the most up-to-date news about the project and its books.

Background
Project Statistics and Updates
Information in the Original Data
Contents of the Database
What do the records look like?
Acknowledgements
Searching the Database

Background

The Máramaros County Jewish Records Indexing Project is a volunteer-run genealogy and history project, working to create a free searchable online database of all known surviving 18th and 19th century Jewish community records from the former Hungarian county (megye) of Máramaros.

Beginning in 1851, the government of the Kingdom of Hungary required each religious community to record vital records (i.e.: births, marriages, and deaths).  Thus most of the towns in Máramaros County recorded Jewish vital records begininng in the 1850s.  Civil registration — meaning that everyone in a given town was registered in the same book, regardless of their religion — began in 1895.  For this project, we've chosen to focus only on the Jewish community vital records, which were officially recorded from 1851 to 1895.

The 113 surviving birth, marriage, and death register books for the Jewish communities of Máramaros County are currently stored at a regional branch of the Romanian National Archives (Arhivele Naţionale ale României), located in the city of Baia Mare, Romania.

With the help of a photographer in Romania, who traveled to the Baia Mare regional archives for us, we obtained digital photographs of every one of the 113 surviving Jewish community record books.  (Originally we believed that there were 115 books, but it turned out that one book was mislabeled, and one birth records book unfortunately appears to have gone missing from the archives sometime between 1972 and 2009).  These register books have not been microfilmed by the Mormons (LDS Church) yet, nor by the Romanian government.  Other than actually traveling to the archives in Baia Mare, or hiring a researcher to go there, the only way for genealogists and historians to research these records is through this project.

This project has been funded through generous donations from genealogists around the world, and is managed through the JewishGen Hungarian Special Interest Group (H-SIG).

Project Statistics and Updates

A total of 113 pre-1896 vital record books from the Jewish community are known to exist in the Baia Mare archives.  As of early 2011, all of the books have now been digitally photographed and acquired by the project.

As of October 2013:

  • Completed: 51 books, containing 16,097 records, have already been completely transcribed by volunteers.
    This is about 30% of the total number of records available.
  • In Process: 44 books, containing an estimated 26,400 records, are currently in the process of being transcribed by project volunteers.
    This is about 50% of the total number of records available.
  • Based on completed record counts and on uncompleted record estimates, we think that the total number of records in this project when it is eventually completed will be approximately 52,000 records.  Assuming at least three to six names listed per record (parents, spouses, etc.), these 52,000 records may yield about 200,000 names.

Release history:

  • June 2012: Initial release of 12,215 records.
  • October 2013: Second release: 3,939 new records, plus some fixes and minor changes to the previously submitted files.

Information in the Original Data

Generally speaking, early records in this data set — that is, records from the 1850s-1860s — have only bare minimum information available, whereas the later records from the very end of the 19th century have far more information available.  For example, a typical birth records set from the 1880s or 1890s would usually have all of these types of information available, and perhaps more:

  • Child's first name
  • Child's date of birth
  • Child's gender
  • Father's surname
  • Father's first name
  • Father's hometown
  • Father's occupation
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Mother's first name
  • Mother's hometown
  • Sandek/Godfather's name [who was quite often a relative, such as a grandfather or uncle]
  • Sandek/Godfather's hometown
  • Town of birth
  • Town of registration of birth (usually the same as "Town of Birth", but not always).
  • Notes found in the original record's margins, and remarks by the transcriber about the condition of the record
  • Other surnames mentioned in this record
  • Other towns mentioned in this record

Important note: In the death records for this database, married women who died were sometimes recorded with their married surname, and sometimes with their maiden surname.  Not every record makes clear whether they are listing her maiden name or married name.

The Database

Contents of the Online Database – as of October, 2013

Register Book Record Type(s) Record Years # of Records Date Added to JewishGen
Register Book #39 births 1886-1915; missing some records in 1889 for Baia Mare, Maramureş county, Romania
549 July 2012
Register Book #270 births, marriages, and deaths 1851-1853 for Berbeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Bocicoiu Mare, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Borşa, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Bréb, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Budeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Crăciuneşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Dibrova, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Dobrians'ke, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Giuleşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Glód, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Hărniceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Iapa, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Ieud, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Leordina, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Moisei, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Onceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Petrova, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Pidplesha, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Poienile de sub Munte, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Poienile Izei, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Remeţi, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Rona de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Ruscova, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Săcel, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Săliştea de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Săpânţa, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Sârbi, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Sat-Şugatag, Maramureş county, Romania
1851-1853 for Serednie Vodiane, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Shyrokyi Luh, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Solotvyno, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Teresva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Ternovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Tiachiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Vil'khivtsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Yasinya, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
473 July 2012
Register Book #271-A deaths 1861-1867 for Bedevlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Călineşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1861-1867 for Chumal'ovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Dobrians'ke, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Drahovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Kolodne, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Lopukhiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Lunca la Tisa, Maramureş county, Romania
1861-1867 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1861-1867 for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Novobarovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Pidplesha, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Remeţi, Maramureş county, Romania
1861-1867 for Rus'ke Pole, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
1861-1867 for Tereblia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Teresva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Ternovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Tiachiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Uhlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Vil'khivtsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Vonihove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
222 July 2012
Register Book #272 births 1854 for Bârsana, Maramureş county, Romania
1856-1858 for Berbeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1866 for Bila Tserkva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1857 for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1854-1857 for Bistra, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Bocicoel, Maramureş county, Romania
1853-1866 for Bocicoiu Mare, Maramureş county, Romania
1855 for Bogdan Vodă, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Borşa, Maramureş county, Romania
1856-1857 for Botiza, Maramureş county, Romania
1853; 1855; 1857 for Bréb, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Budeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1860; 1863-1866 for Câmpulung la Tisa, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1860 for Crăciuneşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1854; 1857 for Deseşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1860; 1862-1866 for Dibrova, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1854 for Dragomireşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1853-1854; 1856 for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1854; 1856-1857 for Giuleşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1856-1857 for Glód, Maramureş county, Romania
1853-1854; 1856-1857 for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1854-1855 for Hărniceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1853-1866 for Hrushovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1853; 1865 for Iapa, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1855 for Ieud, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1866 for Kabalacsarda, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Kalyny, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1854 for Leordina, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Moisei, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Năneşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1857 for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1857-1860; 1862-1866 for Nyzhnje Selyshche, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866 for Ocna Şugatag, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1855; 1857-1858 for Onceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Petrova, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Poienile de sub Munte, Maramureş county, Romania
1855-1866 for Rona de Jos, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Rona de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1855 for Rozavlea, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Ruscova, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Săcel, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Săliştea de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
1855-1859; 1862-1866 for Săpânţa, Maramureş county, Romania
1855-1859; 1862-1863; 1865-1866 for Sărăsău, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Sârbi, Maramureş county, Romania
1866 for Sat-Şugatag, Maramureş county, Romania
1855-1860; 1862-1863; 1865-1866 for Serednie Vodiane, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1857 for Şieu, Maramureş county, Romania
1853-1861 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
1856-1866 for Solotvyno, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1856-1857 for Strâmtura, Maramureş county, Romania
1853-1866 for Velykyi Bychkiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1857; 1862-1866 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1854 for Vişeu de Jos, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Maramureş county, Romania
1854 for Vişeu de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
1854-1857 for Yasinya, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
2,015 July 2012
Register Book #273 births 1862-1867 for Bedevlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Bushtyno, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Dobrians'ke, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Drahovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Kalyny, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Kolodne, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Krasna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Kryva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Lopukhiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1862-1867 for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Novobarovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Okruhla, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Pidplesha, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Remeţi, Maramureş county, Romania
1862-1867 for Rus'ka Mokra, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Rus'ke Pole, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Shyrokyi Luh, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
1862-1867 for Tereblia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Teresva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Ternovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Tiachiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Uhlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Ust'-Chorna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Vil'khivtsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Vonihove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Vynohradiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
722 July 2012
Register Book #274 births 1866-1872 for Bila Tserkva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Câmpulung la Tisa, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Dibrova, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Hrushovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Iapa, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Kabalacsarda, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Rona de Jos, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Rona de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Săpânţa,, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Sărăsău, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Serednie Vodiane, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
1866-1872 for Solotvyno, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Vodytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
736 July 2012
Register Book #275 births, marriages, and deaths 1866-1872; 1868-1871; 1868-1872 for Bedevlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Bushtyno, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Dobrians'ke, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Drahovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Dulovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Kalyny, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Kolodne, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Krasna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Kryva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Lopukhiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1868-1872 for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Novobarovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Novoselytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Okruhla, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Pidplesha, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Remeţi, Maramureş county, Romania
1868-1872 for Rus'ka Mokra, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Rus'ke Pole, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Shyrokyi Luh, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
1868-1872 for Tereblia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Teresva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Ternovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Tiachiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Uhlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Ust'-Chorna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Vil'khivtsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Vonihove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Vynohradiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
672 July 2012
Register Book #276 births 1868-1878 for Bedevlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Chumal'ovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Dobrians'ke, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Drahovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Kalyny, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Kolodne, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Krasna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Kryva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Lopukhiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1868-1878 for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Novobarovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Novoselytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Pidplesha, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Remeţi, Maramureş county, Romania
1868-1878 for Rus'ka Mokra, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Rus'ke Pole, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Shyrokyi Luh, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Tereblia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Teresva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Ternovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Tiachiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Uhlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Ust'-Chorna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Vil'khivtsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Vonihove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
2,104 July 2012
Register Book #279 births 1886-1894 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
1937 October 2013
Register Book #280 births 1886-1895 for Săliştea de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
227 July 2012
Register Book #282 births 1890-1898 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
300 October 2013
Register Book #282-A births 1894-1909 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
785 October 2013
Register Book #283 marriages 1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
326 July 2012
Register Book #284 marriages 1886-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
224 July 2012
Register Book #286 marriages 1890-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
34 July 2012
Register Book #289 marriages and deaths
[note: only the marriages part is online so far]
1868-1878; [deaths 1869-1878 not online yet] for Bedevlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Bilovartsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Bushtyno, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Chumal'ovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Dobrians'ke, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Drahovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Dubove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Dulovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Hanychi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Kalyny, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Kolodne, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Krasna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Kryva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Lopukhiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Neresnytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Novobarovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Novoselytsia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Pidplesha, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Remeţi, Maramureş county, Romania
for Rus'ka Mokra, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Rus'ke Pole, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Shyrokyi Luh, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Teresva, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Ternovo, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Tiachiv, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Uhlia, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Ust'-Chorna, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Vil'khivtsi, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
for Vonihove, Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
59 October 2013
Register Book #293 deaths 1891-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Maramureş county, Romania
55 July 2012
Register Book #429 deaths 1886-1896 for Borşa, Maramureş county, Romania
557 July 2012
Register Book #555 births 1892-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
393 October 2013
Register Book #564 births [and some marriages] 1862-1895 for Botiza, Maramureş county, Romania
1872-1895 for Glód, Maramureş county, Romania
1872-1888 for Poienile Izei, Maramureş county, Romania
1872-1879; 1882 for Rozavlea, Maramureş county, Romania
1882-1895 for Şieu, Maramureş county, Romania
1872-1887 for Slătioara, Maramureş county, Romania
1872-1881 for Strâmtura, Maramureş county, Romania
Marriages 1873; 1877; 1886; 1888 for Şieu, Maramureş county, Romania
894 July 2012
Register Book #568 marriages 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Maramureş county, Romania
25 July 2012
Register Book #775 births 1886-1895 for Bogdan Vodă, Maramureş county, Romania
155 October 2013
Register Book #776 marriages 1886-1892; delayed registrations 1865-1907 for Bogdan Vodă, Maramureş county, Romania
14 July 2012
Register Book #1030 marriages 1886-1894 and late registrations 1868-1893 for Dragomireşti, Maramureş county, Romania 17 July 2012
Register Book #1031 deaths 1886-1895 for Dragomireşti, Maramureş county, Romania
93 July 2012
Register Book #1100 births 1886-1887 for Bârsana, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Berbeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Bréb, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Budeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Călineşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Deseşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Fereşti , Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Giuleşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Hărniceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Hoteni, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Năneşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Ocna Şugatag, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Onceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Sârbi, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Sat-Şugatag, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Slătioara, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Strâmtura, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Vadu Izei, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Valea Stejarului, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1887 for Văleni, Maramureş county, Romania
258 July 2012
Register Book #1102 marriages 1867; 1872-1875 for Bârsana, Maramureş county, Romania
1866; 1868-1869; 1873; 1875 for Berbeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1866 for Bréb, Maramureş county, Romania
1869; 1872 for Budeşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1866 for Deseşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1873 for Giuleşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1867 for Glód, Maramureş county, Romania
1867; 1869 for Mara, Maramureş county, Romania
1873 for Onceşti, Maramureş county, Romania
1875 for Sârbi, Maramureş county, Romania
1867 for Slătioara, Maramureş county, Romania
1869 for Vadu Izei, Maramureş county, Romania
1867 for Valea Stejarului, Maramureş county, Romania
1874; 1877 for Văleni, Maramureş county, Romania
35 July 2012
Register Book #1130 births 1886-1895 for Ieud, Maramureş county, Romania
185 October 2013
Register Book #1131 marriages 1886-1895 for Ieud, Maramureş county, Romania
26 July 2012
Register Book #1132 deaths 1886-1895 for Ieud, Maramureş county, Romania
68 October 2013
Register Book #1174 marriages 1886-1895 for Leordina, Maramureş county, Romania
22 October 2013
Register Book #1175 deaths 1886-1895 for Leordina, Maramureş county, Romania
42 July 2012
Register Book #1230 births 1894-1896 for Moisei, Maramureş county, Romania
74 July 2012
Register Book #1231 marriages 1886-1895 for Moisei, Maramureş county, Romania
20 July 2012
Register Book #1305 marriages 1886-1895 for Poienile de sub Munte, Maramureş county, Romania
1886-1895 for Repedea, Maramureş county, Romania
7 July 2012
Register Book #1396 births 1862-1871 for Rozavlea, Maramureş county, Romania
24 July 2012
Register Book #1398 births 1868-1870; 1889-1892; 1894-1895 for Rozavlea, Maramureş county, Romania
185 July 2012
Register Book #1399 marriages 1879-1880 for Botiza, Maramureş county, Romania
1887-1888 for Poienile Izei, Maramureş county, Romania
1873-1888 for Rozavlea, Maramureş county, Romania
25 July 2012
Register Book #1401 deaths 1889-1895 for Botiza, Maramureş county, Romania
1889-1895 for Glód, Maramureş county, Romania
1889-1895 for Poienile Izei, Maramureş county, Romania
1889-1895 for Rozavlea, Maramureş county, Romania
1889-1895 for Şieu, Maramureş county, Romania
187 July 2012
Register Book #1411 marriages and deaths 1868; 1870; 1891; 1935-1936; miscellaneous delayed registrations for Şieu, Maramureş county, Romania
21 July 2012
Register Book #1414 births 1868-1885 for Repedea, Maramureş county, Romania
137 July 2012
Register Book #1418 marriages 1887-1895 for Ruscova, Maramureş county, Romania
35 October 2013
Register Book #1422 deaths 1887-1896 for Ruscova, Maramureş county, Romania
173 July 2012
Register Book #1519 births 1886-1895 for Săcel, Maramureş county, Romania
193 July 2012
Register Book #1520 marriages 1886-1895 for Săcel, Maramureş county, Romania
10 July 2012
Register Book #1521 deaths 1886-1895 for Săcel, Maramureş county, Romania
72 July 2012
Register Book #1533 marriages 1850-1895; includes delayed registrations for Săliştea de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
12 July 2012
Register Book #1534 deaths 1886-1896 for Săliştea de Sus, Maramureş county, Romania
100 July 2012
Register Book #1600 marriages 1850-1885 for Seini, Maramureş county, Romania
117 July 2012
Register Book #1603 deaths 1886-1908 for Seini, Maramureş county, Romania
382 July 2012
Register Book #1881 marriages 1886-1895; late registrations 1873-1901 for Vişeu de Jos, Maramureş county, Romania
37 July 2012
Register Book #1882 deaths 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Jos, Maramureş county, Romania
121 July 2012

For a full listing of what register books and towns are available for this project, please see the table on the project's home page at MaramarosJewishRecords.com, which is updated more frequently than this file.

What do the records look like?

Here are some sample images.  You can click each image to see a larger version.

  • Sample Birth Record #1

    Sample Birth Record #1:
    Săcel, Romania - 1880s.
    Most of the birth register books look much like this one, with about seven records per page.

  • Sample Birth Record #2

    Sample Birth Record #2:
    Săcel, Romania - 1880s.
    A closer view of the previous image.

  • Sample Birth Record #3

    Sample Birth Record #3:
    Various towns - 1850s.
    Earlier birth register books look like this, with more records on the page, and often missing the mother's maiden name.

  • Sample Birth Record #4

    Sample Birth Record #4:
    Various towns - 1850s.
    A closer view of the previous image.

  • Sample Birth Record #5

    Sample Birth Record #5:
    Baia Mare, Romania - late 1800s to early 1900s.
    Baia Mare's records are unusual in that they have lots of Hebrew in them!

  • Sample Marriage Record #1

    Sample Marriage Record #1:
    Various towns - 1850s.
    Early marriage register books look like this, and later ones have just a few marriages registered (since many people didn't register their nuptials with the state).

  • Sample Death Record #1

    Sample Death Record #1:
    Săcel, Romania - 1880s.
    Example of later death register books.

  • Sample Death Record #2

    Sample Death Record #2:
    Various towns (here showing Moisei, Romania) - 1860s.
    Example of earlier death register books.


Acknowledgements

This project would not have been possible without the hard work and volunteered time of many different individuals.  Brooke Schreier Ganz initiated the project in 2010, and was greatly helped by the support of Vivian Kahn, head of H-SIG (the JewishGen Hungarian Special Interest Group) and Sandy Malek, co-administrator of the project.  (Coincidentally, both are descended from families from Máramaros County, Hungary.)

We thank Romanian researcher and photographer extraordinaire Dan Jurca, who traveled to Baia Mare several times to digitally photograph all the books for us, and we thank exceedingly helpful Budapest-based researcher Beth Long for putting us in touch with Dan originally.

We also thank our terrific bunch of transcribers and volunteers.  Many of them are still working on transcribing more register books right now, but here are the volunteers whose work is included in the first two data releases (in alphabetical order):

  • Kamil Buchler
  • Lara Diamond
  • Brooke Schreier Ganz
  • Lisa Hill
  • Chaya Klein
  • Miriam Korsinsky
  • Ronnie Lebi
  • Sandy Malek
  • Joel Meisels
  • Hershel Reisz
  • Emoke Salzmann
  • Eli Stark
  • Karen Weinberg
  • Erica Wiesel
  • Stephen Zivin
  • ... and the more than thirty volunteers who are still working on other register books at the moment!

Lastly, we thank the team from JewishGen: Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias.


Searching the Database

The Máramaros County Jewish Vital Records database can be searched via the JewishGen Hungary Database.

Data from the northern portion can also be searched via the JewishGen Ukraine Database, and data from the southern portion can also be searched via the JewishGen Romania Database.


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