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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

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 Jewish vital records — birth, marriage and death records of the late 18th thru early 20th centuries — 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.

This project initially focused only on the Jewish community vital records, which were officially recorded from 1851 to 1895.  These records have now been fully transcribed in this database.  In 2014, we began extracting Jewish records from the Civil Registers, which begin in October 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.  We have also obtained digital copies of 258 of the 487 Civil Register books (post 1895), and have begun transcribing these.  The transcriptions of first dozen of these books were added to this database in the most recent update (October 2014).

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 vital record books from the Jewish community (pre-1896), and 487 Civil Registers (post-1895) are known to exist in the Baia Mare archives.  As of 2014, all of the 113 Jewish community books, and 258 of the 487 Civil Register books have been digitally photographed and acquired by the project.

As of October 2014:

  • Completed: 125 books, containing 54,425 records, have been completely transcribed by volunteers.
    This is all 113 of the Jewish register books (thru 1895), and 12 of Civil Register books (post 1895).

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.
  • October 2014: Third release: 37,476 new records.

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, 2014

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, Romania
549 July 2012
Register Book #270 births, marriages, and deaths 1851-1853 for Berbeşti, Romania
1851-1853 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Bocicoiu Mare, Romania
1851-1853 for Borşa, Romania
1851-1853 for Bréb, Romania
1851-1853 for Budeşti, Romania
1851-1853 for Crăciuneşti, Romania
1851-1853 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Dubove, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Giuleşti, Romania
1851-1853 for Glód, Romania
1851-1853 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1851-1853 for Iapa, Romania
1851-1853 for Ieud, Romania
1851-1853 for Leordina, Romania
1851-1853 for Mara, Romania
1851-1853 for Moisei, Romania
1851-1853 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Onceşti, Romania
1851-1853 for Petrova, Romania
1851-1853 for Pidplesha, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania
1851-1853 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1851-1853 for Remeţi, Romania
1851-1853 for Rona de Sus, Romania
1851-1853 for Ruscova, Romania
1851-1853 for Săcel, Romania
1851-1853 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
1851-1853 for Săpānţa, Romania
1851-1853 for Sārbi, Romania
1851-1853 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1851-1853 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Shyrokyi Luh, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Teresva, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Tiachiv, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
1851-1853 for Yasinya, Ukraine
473 July 2012
Register Book #271 births 1861-1867 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania 437 October 2014
Register Book #271-A deaths 1861-1867 for Bedevlia, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Călineşti, Romania
1861-1867 for Chumal'ovo, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Drahovo, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Dubove, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Kolodne, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Lopukhiv, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Lunca la Tisa, Romania
1861-1867 for Mara, Romania
1861-1867 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Novobarovo, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Pidplesha, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Remeţi, Romania
1861-1867 for Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1861-1867 for Tereblia, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Teresva, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Tiachiv, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Uhlia, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
1861-1867 for Vonihove, Ukraine
222 July 2012
Register Book #272 births 1854 for Bārsana, Romania
1856-1858 for Berbeşti, Romania
1854-1866 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
1857 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1854-1857 for Bistra, Romania
1854 for Bocicoel, Romania
1853-1866 for Bocicoiu Mare, Romania
1855 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania
1854 for Borşa, Romania
1856-1857 for Botiza, Romania
1853; 1855; 1857 for Bréb, Romania
1854 for Budeşti, Romania
1860; 1863-1866 for Cāmpulung la Tisa, Romania
1854-1860 for Crăciuneşti, Romania
1854; 1857 for Deseşti, Romania
1854-1860; 1862-1866 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1854 for Dragomireşti, Romania
1853-1854; 1856 for Dubove, Ukraine
1854; 1856-1857 for Giuleşti, Romania
1856-1857 for Glód, Romania
1853-1854; 1856-1857 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1854-1855 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1853-1866 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1853; 1865 for Iapa, Romania
1854-1855 for Ieud, Romania
1854-1866 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1854 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1854 for Leordina, Romania
1854 for Moisei, Romania
1854 for Năneşti, Romania
1857 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1857-1860; 1862-1866 for Nyzhnje Selyshche, Ukraine
1866 for Ocna Şugatag, Romania
1854-1855; 1857-1858 for Onceşti, Romania
1854 for Petrova, Romania
1854 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania
1855-1866 for Rona de Jos, Romania
1854 for Rona de Sus, Romania
1854-1855 for Rozavlea, Romania
1854 for Ruscova, Romania
1854 for Săcel, Romania
1854 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
1855-1859; 1862-1866 for Săpānţa, Romania
1855-1859; 1862-1863; 1865-1866 for Sărăsău, Romania
1854 for Sārbi, Romania
1866 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1855-1860; 1862-1863; 1865-1866 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1857 for Şieu, Romania
1853-1861 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1856-1866 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1856-1857 for Strāmtura, Romania
1853-1866 for Velykyi Bychkiv, Ukraine
1857; 1862-1866 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1854 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
1854 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania
1854 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania
1854-1857 for Yasinya, Ukraine
2,015 July 2012
Register Book #273 births 1862-1867 for Bedevlia, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Bushtyno, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Drahovo, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Dubove, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Kolodne, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Krasna, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Kryva, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Lopukhiv, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Mara, Romania
1862-1867 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Novobarovo, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Okruhla, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Pidplesha, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Remeţi, Romania
1862-1867 for Rus'ka Mokra, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Shyrokyi Luh, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1862-1867 for Tereblia, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Teresva, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Tiachiv, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Uhlia, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Ust'-Chorna, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Vonihove, Ukraine
1862-1867 for Vynohradiv, Ukraine
722 July 2012
Register Book #274 births 1866-1872 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Cāmpulung la Tisa, Romania
1866-1872 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Iapa, Romania
1866-1872 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1866-1872 for Rona de Jos, Romania
1866-1872 for Rona de Sus, Romania
1866-1872 for Săpānţa,, Romania
1866-1872 for Sărăsău, Romania
1866-1872 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1866-1872 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1866-1872 for Vodytsia, Ukraine
736 July 2012
Register Book #275 births, marriages, and deaths 1866-1872; 1868-1871; 1868-1872 for Bedevlia, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Bushtyno, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Drahovo, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Dubove, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Dulovo, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Kolodne, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Krasna, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Kryva, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Lopukhiv, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Mara, Romania
1868-1872 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Novobarovo, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Novoselytsia, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Okruhla, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Pidplesha, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Remeţi, Romania
1868-1872 for Rus'ka Mokra, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Shyrokyi Luh, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1868-1872 for Tereblia, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Teresva, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Tiachiv, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Uhlia, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Ust'-Chorna, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Vonihove, Ukraine
1868-1872 for Vynohradiv, Ukraine
672 July 2012
Register Book #276 births 1868-1878 for Bedevlia, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Chumal'ovo, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Drahovo, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Dubove, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Kolodne, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Krasna, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Kryva, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Lopukhiv, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Mara, Romania
1868-1878 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Novobarovo, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Novoselytsia, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Pidplesha, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Remeţi, Romania
1868-1878 for Rus'ka Mokra, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Shyrokyi Luh, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Tereblia, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Teresva, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Tiachiv, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Uhlia, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Ust'-Chorna, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
1868-1878 for Vonihove, Ukraine
2,104 July 2012
Register Book #277 births 1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania 2,227 October 2014
Register Book #278 births 1872-1886 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Cāmpulung la Tisa, Romania
1872-1886 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Iapa, Romania
1872-1886 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1872-1886 for Kosivs'ka Poliana, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Nyzhnje Selyshche, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Pryborzhavs'ke, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Rona de Jos, Romania
1872-1886 for Rona de Sus, Romania
1872-1886 for Sapānta, Romania
1872-1886 for Sarasau, Romania
1872-1886 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Vodytsia, Ukraine
2,466 October 2014
Register Book #279 births 1886-1894 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1,937 October 2013
Register Book #280 births 1886-1895 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
227 July 2012
Register Book #281 births and marriages 1887-1894 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Cāmpulung la Tisa, Romania
1887-1894 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Iapa, Romania
1887-1894 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1887-1894 for Pryborzhavs'ke, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Sapānta, Romania
1887-1894 for Sarasau, Romania
1887-1894 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1887-1894 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1887-1894 for Vodytsia, Ukraine
1,695 October 2014
Register Book #282 births 1890-1898 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
300 October 2013
Register Book #282-A births 1894-1909 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
785 October 2013
Register Book #283 marriages 1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
326 July 2012
Register Book #284 marriages 1886-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
224 July 2012
Register Book #285 marriages 1887-1895 for Bedevlia, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Dubove, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Krasna, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Lopukhiv, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Novoselytsia, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Rus'ka Mokra, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Shyrokyi Luh, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1887-1895 for Teresva, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Ust'-Chorna, Ukraine
1887-1895 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
40 October 2014
Register Book #286 marriages 1890-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
34 July 2012
Register Book #287 deaths 1854-1867 for Bila Tserkva, Romania
1854-1867 for Bocicoel, Romania
1854-1867 for Borşa, Romania
1854-1867 for Crăciuneşti, Romania
1854-1867 for Deseşti, Romania
1854-1867 for Dibrova, Romania
1854-1867 for Dragomireşti, Romania
1854-1867 for Dragos Voda, Romania
1854-1867 for Dubove, Romania
1854-1867 for Glód, Romania
1854-1867 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1854-1867 for Ieud, Romania
1854-1867 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1854-1867 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Leordina, Romania
1854-1867 for Moisei, Romania
1854-1867 for Petrova, Romania
1854-1867 for Rona de Jos, Romania
1854-1867 for Rozavlea, Romania
1854-1867 for Ruscova, Romania
1854-1867 for Săcel, Romania
1854-1867 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
1854-1867 for Sćpānta, Romania
1854-1867 for Sarasau, Romania
1854-1867 for Sārbi, Romania
1854-1867 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1854-1867 for Serednie, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Vodiane, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Verkhnie, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Vodiane, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
1854-1867 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania
1854-1867 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania
1854-1867 for Vodytsia, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Volovec, Ukraine
1854-1867 for Yasinya, Ukraine
1,043 October 2014
Register Book #289 marriages and deaths 1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Bedevlia, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Bilovartsi, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Bushtyno, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Chumal'ovo, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Dobrians'ke, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Drahovo, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Dubove, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Dulovo, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Hanychi, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Kalyny, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Kolodne, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Krasna, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Kryva, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Lopukhiv, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Neresnytsia, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Novobarovo, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Novoselytsia, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Pidplesha, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Remeti, Romania
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Rus'ka Mokra, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Shyrokyi Luh, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Teresva, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Ternovo, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Tiachiv, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Uhlia, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Ust'-Chorna, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Vil'khivtsi, Ukraine
1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Vonihove, Ukraine
797 Marriages:
October 2013

Deaths:
October 2014
Register Book #290 deaths 1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania 1,184 October 2014
Register Book #291 deaths 1886-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania 1,235 October 2014
Register Book #292 deaths 1886-1895 for Sarasau, Romania
1886-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1886-1895 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1886-1895 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1886-1895 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
1886-1895 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1886-1895 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1886-1895 for Pryborzhavs'ke, Ukraine
1886-1895 for Sćpānta, Romania
1886-1895 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
861 October 2014
Register Book #293 deaths 1891-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
55 July 2012
Register Book #314 deaths 1872-1886 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Cāmpulung la Tisa, Romania
1872-1886 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Iapa, Romania
1872-1886 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1872-1886 for Rona de Jos, Romania
1872-1886 for Sapānta, Romania
1872-1886 for Sarasau, Romania
1872-1886 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania
1872-1886 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1872-1886 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1,143 October 2014
Register Book #427 births, marriages, and deaths 1882-1885 for Borşa, Romania 480 October 2014
Register Book #427-A births 1886-1896 for Borşa, Romania 961 October 2014
Register Book #429 deaths 1886-1896 for Borşa, Romania
557 July 2012
Register Book #469 births 1772-1885 for Tīrgu Lapus, Romania 933 October 2014
Register Book #554 births 1886-1891 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania 649 October 2014
Register Book #555 births 1892-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania
393 October 2013
Register Book #556 marriages 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania 215 October 2014
Register Book #557 deaths 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania 497 October 2014
Register Book #564 births [and some marriages] 1862-1895 for Botiza, Romania
1872-1895 for Glód, Romania
1872-1888 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1872-1879; 1882 for Rozavlea, Romania
1882-1895 for Şieu, Romania
1872-1887 for Slătioara, Romania
1872-1881 for Strāmtura, Romania
Marriages 1873; 1877; 1886; 1888 for Şieu, Romania
894 July 2012
Register Book #565 births 1866-1885 for Bistra, Romania
1867-1885 for Bocicoel, Romania
1867-1885 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania
1866-1881 for Borşa, Romania
1866-1885 for Dragomireşti, Romania
1866-1885 for Ieud, Romania
1866-1885 for Leordina, Romania
1866-1885 for Moisei, Romania
1866-1885 for Petrova, Romania
1866-1885 for Săcel, Romania
1866-1885 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
1866-1885 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
1866-1885 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania
1866-1885 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania
4,910 October 2014
Register Book #566 births 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania 157 October 2014
Register Book #567 marriages 1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Borşa, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Dragomireşti, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Ieud, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Leordina, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Moisei, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Petrova, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Săcel, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Velykyi Bychkiv, Ukraine
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania
1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania
221 October 2014
Register Book #568 marriages 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania
25 July 2012
Register Book #569 deaths 1882-1885 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania
1882-1885 for Borşa, Romania
1882-1885 for Dragomireşti, Romania
1882-1885 for Ieud, Romania
1882-1885 for Leordina, Romania
1882-1885 for Moisei, Romania
1882-1885 for Săcel, Romania
1882-1885 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
1882-1885 for Velykyi Bychkiv, Ukraine
1882-1885 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
1882-1885 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania
1882-1885 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania
2,021 October 2014
Register Book #570 deaths 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania 82 October 2014
Register Book #775 births 1886-1895 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania
155 October 2013
Register Book #776 marriages 1886-1892; delayed registrations 1865-1907 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania
14 July 2012
Register Book #777 deaths 1886-1895 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania 65 October 2014
Register Book #783 births, marriages, and deaths 1886-1895 for Bocicoel, Romania 62 October 2014
Register Book #1029 births 1882-1885 for Dragomireşti, Romania 223 October 2014
Register Book #1030 marriages 1886-1894 and late registrations 1868-1893 for Dragomireşti, Romania 17 July 2012
Register Book #1031 deaths 1886-1895 for Dragomireşti, Romania
93 July 2012
Register Book #1097 births 1851-1859 for Bārsana, Romania
1851-1859 for Berbeşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Botiza, Romania
1851-1859 for Bréb, Romania
1851-1859 for Budeşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Calineşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Deseşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Giuleşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Glód, Romania
1851-1859 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Mara, Romania
1851-1859 for Năneşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Onceşti, Romania
1851-1859 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1851-1859 for Sārbi, Romania
1851-1859 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1851-1859 for Şieu, Romania
1851-1859 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1851-1859 for Strāmtura, Romania
1851-1859 for Văleni, Romania
252 October 2014
Register Book #1098 births 1867-1875 for Bārsana, Romania
1867-1875 for Berbeşti, Romania
1867-1875 for Botiza, Romania
1867-1875 for Bréb, Romania
1867-1875 for Budeşti, Romania
1867-1875 for Fereşti, Romania
1867-1875 for Giuleşti, Romania
1867-1875 for Onceşti, Romania
1867-1875 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1867-1875 for Sārbi, Romania
1867-1875 for Poienile-Glod, Romania
1867-1875 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1867-1875 for Vadu Izei, Romania
692 October 2014
Register Book #1099 births 1876-1885 for Bārsana, Romania
1876-1885 for Berbeşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Bréb, Romania
1876-1885 for Budeşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Calineşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Corneşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Deseşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Fereşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Giuleşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Hoteni, Romania
1876-1885 for Manastirea, Romania
1876-1885 for Mara, Romania
1876-1885 for Năneşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Onceşti, Romania
1876-1885 for Sārbi, Romania
1876-1885 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1876-1885 for Strāmtura, Romania
1876-1885 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1876-1885 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1876-1885 for Văleni, Romania
1,041 October 2014
Register Book #1100 births 1886-1887 for Bārsana, Romania
1886-1887 for Berbeşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Bréb, Romania
1886-1887 for Budeşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Călineşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Deseşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Fereşti , Romania
1886-1887 for Giuleşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Hoteni, Romania
1886-1887 for Mara, Romania
1886-1887 for Năneşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Ocna Şugatag, Romania
1886-1887 for Onceşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Sārbi, Romania
1886-1887 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1886-1887 for Slătioara, Romania
1886-1887 for Strāmtura, Romania
1886-1887 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1886-1887 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1886-1887 for Văleni, Romania
258 July 2012
Register Book #1101 births 1888-1895 for Bārsana, Romania
1888-1895 for Berbeşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Bréb, Romania
1888-1895 for Budeşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Calineşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Corneşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Deseşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Fereşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Giuleşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Hoteni, Romania
1888-1895 for Mara, Romania
1888-1895 for Năneşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Ocna Şugatag, Romania
1888-1895 for Onceşti, Romania
1888-1895 for Sārbi, Romania
1888-1895 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1888-1895 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1888-1895 for Strāmtura, Romania
1888-1895 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1888-1895 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1888-1895 for Văleni, Romania
1,006 October 2014
Register Book #1102 marriages 1867; 1872-1875 for Bārsana, Romania
1866; 1868-1869; 1873; 1875 for Berbeşti, Romania
1866 for Bréb, Romania
1869; 1872 for Budeşti, Romania
1866 for Deseşti, Romania
1873 for Giuleşti, Romania
1867 for Glód, Romania
1867; 1869 for Mara, Romania
1873 for Onceşti, Romania
1875 for Sārbi, Romania
1867 for Slătioara, Romania
1869 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1867 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1874; 1877 for Văleni, Romania
35 July 2012
Register Book #1103 marriages 1876-1883 for Bārsana, Romania
1876-1883 for Bréb, Romania
1876-1883 for Budeşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Calineşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Deseşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Fereşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Giuleşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Hoteni, Romania
1876-1883 for Mara, Romania
1876-1883 for Năneşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Onceşti, Romania
1876-1883 for Sārbi, Romania
1876-1883 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1876-1883 for Strāmtura, Romania
1876-1883 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1876-1883 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1876-1883 for Văleni, Romania
67 October 2014
Register Book #1104 marriages 1886-1887 for Berbeşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Bārsana, Romania
1886-1887 for Budeşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Corneşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Hoteni, Romania
1886-1887 for Mara, Romania
1886-1887 for Năneşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Onceşti, Romania
1886-1887 for Sārbi, Romania
1886-1887 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1886-1887 for Văleni, Romania
29 October 2014
Register Book #1105 deaths 1866-1876 for Berbeşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Bārsana, Romania
1866-1876 for Botiza, Romania
1866-1876 for Bréb, Romania
1866-1876 for Budeşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Deseşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Giuleşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Kalyny, Romania
1866-1876 for Mara, Romania
1866-1876 for Năneşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Onceşti, Romania
1866-1876 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1866-1876 for Sārbi, Romania
1866-1876 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1866-1876 for Slătioara, Romania
1866-1876 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1866-1876 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1866-1876 for Văleni, Romania
331 October 2014
Register Book #1106 deaths 1877-1885 for Berbeşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Bārsana, Romania
1877-1885 for Bréb, Romania
1877-1885 for Budeşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Calineşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Corneşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Deseşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Fereşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Giuleşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Hoteni, Romania
1877-1885 for Mara, Romania
1877-1885 for Năneşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Onceşti, Romania
1877-1885 for Sārbi, Romania
1877-1885 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1877-1885 for Strāmtura, Romania
1877-1885 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1877-1885 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1877-1885 for Văleni, Romania
473 October 2014
Register Book #1107 deaths 1888-1891 for Berbeşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Bārsana, Romania
1888-1891 for Bréb, Romania
1888-1891 for Budeşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Calineşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Deseşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Giuleşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Hărniceşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Hoteni, Romania
1888-1891 for Mara, Romania
1888-1891 for Năneşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Ocna Şugatag, Romania
1888-1891 for Onceşti, Romania
1888-1891 for Sārbi, Romania
1888-1891 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1888-1891 for Slătioara, Romania
1888-1891 for Strāmtura, Romania
1888-1891 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1888-1891 for Văleni, Romania
481 October 2014
Register Book #1130 births 1886-1895 for Ieud, Romania
185 October 2013
Register Book #1131 marriages 1886-1895 for Ieud, Romania
26 July 2012
Register Book #1132 deaths 1886-1895 for Ieud, Romania
68 October 2013
Register Book #1173 births 1886-1895 for Leordina, Romania 111 October 2014
Register Book #1174 marriages 1886-1895 for Leordina, Romania
22 October 2013
Register Book #1175 deaths 1886-1895 for Leordina, Romania
42 July 2012
Register Book #1228 births, marriages, and deaths 1857-1885 for Moisei, Romania 827 October 2014
Register Book #1229 births 1886-1894 for Moisei, Romania 392 October 2014
Register Book #1230 births 1894-1896 for Moisei, Romania
74 July 2012
Register Book #1231 marriages 1886-1895 for Moisei, Romania
20 July 2012
Register Book #1232 deaths 1886-1895 for Moisei, Romania 198 October 2014
Register Book #1271 births and deaths 1823-1883 for Bréb, Romania 77 October 2014
Register Book #1290 births 1886-1895 for Petrova, Romania 307 October 2014
Register Book #1292 marriages 1886-1895; late registrations 1860-1896 for Petrova, Romania 40 October 2014
Register Book #1296 deaths 1886-1895 for Petrova, Romania 107 October 2014
Register Book #1303 births 1868-1896; 1900-1906 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania 1,106 October 2014
Register Book #1304 marriages 1880-1895 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania 47 October 2014
Register Book #1305 marriages 1886-1895 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania
1886-1895 for Repedea, Romania
7 July 2012
Register Book #1306 deaths 1873-1901 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania 379 October 2014
Register Book #1396 births 1862-1871 for Rozavlea, Romania
24 July 2012
Register Book #1397 births 1868-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania 557 October 2014
Register Book #1398 births 1868-1870; 1889-1892; 1894-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania
185 July 2012
Register Book #1399 marriages 1879-1880 for Botiza, Romania
1887-1888 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1873-1888 for Rozavlea, Romania
25 July 2012
Register Book #1400 marriages 1889-1895 for Botiza, Romania
1889-1895 for Glód, Romania
1889-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania
1889-1895 for Şieu, Romania
26 October 2014
Register Book #1401 deaths 1889-1895 for Botiza, Romania
1889-1895 for Glód, Romania
1889-1895 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1889-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania
1889-1895 for Şieu, Romania
187 July 2012
Register Book #1409 births 1868-1881; 1885-1890 for Seini, Romania 35 October 2014
Register Book #1410 births 1868-1895 for Şieu, Romania 303 October 2014
Register Book #1411 marriages and deaths 1868; 1870; 1891; 1935-1936; miscellaneous delayed registrations for Şieu, Romania
21 July 2012
Register Book #1414 births 1868-1885 for Repedea, Romania
137 July 2012
Register Book #1416 births 1886-1900 for Repedea, Romania 140 October 2014
Register Book #1417 marriages 1876-1887 for Ruscova, Romania 68 October 2014
Register Book #1418 marriages 1887-1895 for Ruscova, Romania
35 October 2013
Register Book #1419 deaths 1868-1880 for Ruscova, Romania 93 October 2014
Register Book #1420 deaths 1869-1885 for Repedea, Romania 54 October 2014
Register Book #1421 deaths 1886-1900 for Repedea, Romania 52 October 2014
Register Book #1422 deaths 1887-1896 for Ruscova, Romania
173 July 2012
Register Book #1519 births 1886-1895 for Săcel, Romania
193 July 2012
Register Book #1520 marriages 1886-1895 for Săcel, Romania
10 July 2012
Register Book #1521 deaths 1886-1895 for Săcel, Romania
72 July 2012
Register Book #1533 marriages 1850-1895; includes delayed registrations for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
12 July 2012
Register Book #1534 deaths 1886-1896 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania
100 July 2012
Register Book #1598 births 1850-1885 for Seini, Romania 871 October 2014
Register Book #1599 births 1886-1910 for Seini, Romania 1,011 October 2014
Register Book #1600 marriages 1850-1885 for Seini, Romania
117 July 2012
Register Book #1601 marriages 1880-1909 for Seini, Romania 183 October 2014
Register Book #1602 deaths 1850-1885 for Seini, Romania 450 October 2014
Register Book #1603 deaths 1886-1908 for Seini, Romania
382 July 2012
Register Book #1880 births 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania 232 July 2012
Register Book #1881 marriages 1886-1895; late registrations 1873-1901 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
37 July 2012
Register Book #1882 deaths 1886-1895 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania
121 July 2012
Register Book #1884 births 1895-1908 for Cāmpulung la Tisa, Romania
1895-1908 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Iapa, Romania
1895-1908 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1895-1908 for Sapānta, Romania
1895-1908 for Sarasau, Romania
1895-1908 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Verkhnie Vodiane, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Vodytsia, Ukraine
417 October 2014
Civil Register Book #4 births 1895-1897 for Baia Mare, Romania 78 October 2014
Civil Register Book #5 births 1898 for Baia Mare, Romania 43 October 2014
Civil Register Book #6 births 1899-1900 for Baia Mare, Romania 92 October 2014
Civil Register Book #7 births 1895-1899 for Baia Mare, Romania 16 October 2014
Civil Register Book #8 marriages 1895-1898 for Baia Mare, Romania 17 October 2014
Civil Register Book #9 deaths 1895-1897 for Baia Mare, Romania 41 October 2014
Civil Register Book #10 deaths 1895-1900 for Baia Mare, Romania 48 October 2014
Civil Register Book #11 deaths 1895-1900 for Baia Mare, Romania 4 October 2014
Civil Register Book #31 marriages 1898-1899 for Barsana, Romania 20 October 2014
Civil Register Book #321 births 1895-1901 for Tīrgu Lapus, Romania 163 October 2014
Civil Register Book #322 marriages 1895-1901 for Tīrgu Lapus, Romania 47 October 2014
Civil Register Book #323 deaths 1895-1906 for Tīrgu Lapus, Romania 109 October 2014

All locations above listed in Romania are currently in Maramureş county (Maramureş judeţ); and all locations in Ukraine are currently in Zakarpats'ka oblast (Закарпатська область), unless otherwise specified.
For the pre-WWI Hungarian names of these places, see the project webpage at MaramarosJewishRecords.com, or search the JewishGen Communities Database.  For the JewishGen Communities Database's list of all the Jewish communities in former Máramaros megye click here.

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.
    An example of later death register books.

  • Sample Death Record #2

    Sample Death Record #2:
    Various towns (here showing Moisei, Romania) - 1860s.
    An 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.  Dena Whitman has been our most diligent and prolific volunteer, but many others have also contributed to this effort.  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 three data releases (in alphabetical order):

  • Kamil Buchler
  • Moshe Davis
  • Lara Diamond
  • Brooke Schreier Ganz
  • Samuel Gill
  • Leah Herz
  • Lisa Hill
  • Shlomo Katz
  • Chaya Klein
  • Miriam Korsinsky
  • Ronnie Lebi
  • Sandy Malek
  • Joel Meisels
  • Hershel Reisz
  • Emoke Salzmann
  • Eli Stark
  • Tova Trebitsch
  • Karen Weinberg
  • Erica Wiesel
  • Gil Wolf
  • Stephen Zivin

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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