Background

The objective of the Maramures Vital Records Project is to acquire digital images of Jewish vital records from Maramures County, Romania, that are in the regional branch of the Romanian National Archives (Arhivele Naţionale ale României) in the city of Baia Mare, Romania.

The majority of the records are from areas that were in the former Hungarian county of Máramaros and includes adjacent parts of sub-Carpathian Ukraine as well as parts of Maramures County, Romania, that were previously in adjacent parts of Szatmar megye and other abutting Hungarian counties . The records are included in registers maintained by the Jewish community prior to October 1895 as well as Hungarian civil records created after that date.

This project does not include census records from this area that held by the Hungarian State Archives or burial records from this part of the Hungarian Kingdom.

As of April 2020, there are 76,810 records in the database, which can be searched by clicking here.

History

Máramaros County (in Yiddish: מאַרמעראָש, Marmerosh) is no longer in Hungary — After the First World War (via the 1920 Treaty of Trianon), the northern part of the county became part of newly formed nation of Czechoslovakia, and the southern part became part of Romania.  After WWII, the formerly Czechoslovak part of Máramaros became part of the Soviet Union.  Thus today, the former Máramaros County is split (by the Tisza River) between two countries — the southern half is in Maramureş judeţ (county) of northern Romania, and the northern half is in Zakarpats’ka oblast (Закарпатська область = Sub-Carpathian Province) of southwestern Ukraine.

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.

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

Register BookRecord Type(s)Record Years# of Records
Register Book #39births1886-1915; missing some records in 1889 for Baia Mare, Romania549
Register Book #270births, marriages, and deaths1851-1853 for Berbeşti, Romania473
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 Săpânţa, Romania
1851-1853 for Sârbi, 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
Register Book #271births1861-1867 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania437
Register Book #271-Adeaths1861-1867 for Bedevlia, Ukraine222
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
Register Book #272births1854 for Bârsana, Romania2,015
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 Câmpulung 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 Săpânţa, Romania
1855-1859; 1862-1863; 1865-1866 for Sărăsău, Romania
1854 for Sârbi, 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 Strâmtura, 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
Register Book #273births1862-1867 for Bedevlia, Ukraine722
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
Register Book #274births1866-1872 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine736
1866-1872 for Câmpulung 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 Săpânţa,, 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
Register Book #275births, marriages, and deaths1866-1872; 1868-1871; 1868-1872 for Bedevlia, Ukraine672
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
Register Book #276births1868-1878 for Bedevlia, Ukraine2,104
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
Register Book #277births1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania2,227
Register Book #278births1872-1886 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine2,466
1872-1886 for Câmpulung 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 Sapânta, 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
Register Book #279births1886-1894 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania1,937
Register Book #280births1886-1895 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania227
Register Book #281births and marriages1887-1894 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine1,695
1887-1894 for Câmpulung 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 Sapânta, 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
Register Book #282births1890-1898 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania300
Register Book #282-Abirths1894-1909 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania785
Register Book #283marriages1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania326
Register Book #284marriages1886-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania224
Register Book #285marriages1887-1895 for Bedevlia, Ukraine40
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
Register Book #286marriages1890-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania34
Register Book #287deaths1854-1867 for Bila Tserkva, Romania1,043
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 Săpânta, Romania
1854-1867 for Sarasau, Romania
1854-1867 for Sârbi, 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
Register Book #289marriages and deaths1868-1878; 1869-1878 for Bedevlia, Ukraine797
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
Register Book #290deaths1872-1885 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania1,184
Register Book #291deaths1886-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania1,235
Register Book #292deaths1886-1895 for Sarasau, Romania861
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 Săpânta, Romania
1886-1895 for Serednie Vodiane, Ukraine
Register Book #293deaths1891-1895 for Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania55
Register Book #314deaths1872-1886 for Bila Tserkva, Ukraine1,143
1872-1886 for Câmpulung 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 Sapânta, 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
Register Book #427births, marriages, and deaths1882-1885 for Borşa, Romania480
Register Book #427-Abirths1886-1896 for Borşa, Romania961
Register Book #429deaths1886-1896 for Borşa, Romania557
Register Book #469births1772-1885 for Tîrgu Lapus, Romania933
Register Book #554births1886-1891 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania649
Register Book #555births1892-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania393
Register Book #556marriages1886-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania215
Register Book #557deaths1886-1895 for Vişeu de Sus, Romania497
Register Book #564births [and some marriages]1862-1895 for Botiza, Romania894
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 Strâmtura, Romania
Marriages 1873; 1877; 1886; 1888 for Şieu, Romania
Register Book #565births1866-1885 for Bistra, Romania4,910
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
Register Book #566births1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania157
Register Book #567marriages1866-1885; late registrations 1851-1913 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania221
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
Register Book #568marriages1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania25
Register Book #569deaths1882-1885 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania2,021
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
Register Book #570deaths1886-1895 for Vişeu de Mijloc, Romania82
Register Book #775births1886-1895 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania155
Register Book #776marriages1886-1892; delayed registrations 1865-1907 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania14
Register Book #777deaths1886-1895 for Bogdan Vodă, Romania65
Register Book #783births, marriages, and deaths1886-1895 for Bocicoel, Romania62
Register Book #1029births1882-1885 for Dragomireşti, Romania223
Register Book #1030marriages1886-1894 and late registrations 1868-1893 for Dragomireşti, Romania17
Register Book #1031deaths1886-1895 for Dragomireşti, Romania93
Register Book #1097births1851-1859 for Bârsana, Romania252
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 Sârbi, Romania
1851-1859 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1851-1859 for Şieu, Romania
1851-1859 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1851-1859 for Strâmtura, Romania
1851-1859 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1098births1867-1875 for Bârsana, Romania692
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 Sârbi, Romania
1867-1875 for Poienile-Glod, Romania
1867-1875 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1867-1875 for Vadu Izei, Romania
Register Book #1099births1876-1885 for Bârsana, Romania1,041
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 Sârbi, Romania
1876-1885 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1876-1885 for Strâmtura, Romania
1876-1885 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1876-1885 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1876-1885 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1100births1886-1887 for Bârsana, Romania258
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 Sârbi, Romania
1886-1887 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1886-1887 for Slătioara, Romania
1886-1887 for Strâmtura, Romania
1886-1887 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1886-1887 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1886-1887 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1101births1888-1895 for Bârsana, Romania1,006
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 Sârbi, Romania
1888-1895 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1888-1895 for Solotvyno, Ukraine
1888-1895 for Strâmtura, Romania
1888-1895 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1888-1895 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1888-1895 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1102marriages1867; 1872-1875 for Bârsana, Romania35
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 Sârbi, Romania
1867 for Slătioara, Romania
1869 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1867 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1874; 1877 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1103marriages1876-1883 for Bârsana, Romania67
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 Sârbi, Romania
1876-1883 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1876-1883 for Strâmtura, Romania
1876-1883 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1876-1883 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1876-1883 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1104marriages1886-1887 for Berbeşti, Romania29
1886-1887 for Bârsana, 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 Sârbi, Romania
1886-1887 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1886-1887 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1105deaths1866-1876 for Berbeşti, Romania331
1866-1876 for Bârsana, 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 Sârbi, 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
Register Book #1106deaths1877-1885 for Berbeşti, Romania473
1877-1885 for Bârsana, 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 Sârbi, Romania
1877-1885 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1877-1885 for Strâmtura, Romania
1877-1885 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1877-1885 for Valea Stejarului, Romania
1877-1885 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1107deaths1888-1891 for Berbeşti, Romania481
1888-1891 for Bârsana, 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 Sârbi, Romania
1888-1891 for Sat-Şugatag, Romania
1888-1891 for Slătioara, Romania
1888-1891 for Strâmtura, Romania
1888-1891 for Vadu Izei, Romania
1888-1891 for Văleni, Romania
Register Book #1130births1886-1895 for Ieud, Romania185
Register Book #1131marriages1886-1895 for Ieud, Romania26
Register Book #1132deaths1886-1895 for Ieud, Romania68
Register Book #1173births1886-1895 for Leordina, Romania111
Register Book #1174marriages1886-1895 for Leordina, Romania22
Register Book #1175deaths1886-1895 for Leordina, Romania42
Register Book #1228births, marriages, and deaths1857-1885 for Moisei, Romania827
Register Book #1229births1886-1894 for Moisei, Romania392
Register Book #1230births1894-1896 for Moisei, Romania74
Register Book #1231marriages1886-1895 for Moisei, Romania20
Register Book #1232deaths1886-1895 for Moisei, Romania198
Register Book #1271births and deaths1823-1883 for Bréb, Romania77
Register Book #1290births1886-1895 for Petrova, Romania307
Register Book #1292marriages1886-1895; late registrations 1860-1896 for Petrova, Romania40
Register Book #1296deaths1886-1895 for Petrova, Romania107
Register Book #1303births1868-1896; 1900-1906 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania1,106
Register Book #1304marriages1880-1895 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania47
Register Book #1305marriages1886-1895 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania7
1886-1895 for Repedea, Romania
Register Book #1306deaths1873-1901 for Poienile de sub Munte, Romania379
Register Book #1396births1862-1871 for Rozavlea, Romania24
Register Book #1397births1868-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania557
Register Book #1398births1868-1870; 1889-1892; 1894-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania185
Register Book #1399marriages1879-1880 for Botiza, Romania25
1887-1888 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1873-1888 for Rozavlea, Romania
Register Book #1400marriages1889-1895 for Botiza, Romania26
1889-1895 for Glód, Romania
1889-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania
1889-1895 for Şieu, Romania
Register Book #1401deaths1889-1895 for Botiza, Romania187
1889-1895 for Glód, Romania
1889-1895 for Poienile Izei, Romania
1889-1895 for Rozavlea, Romania
1889-1895 for Şieu, Romania
Register Book #1409births1868-1881; 1885-1890 for Seini, Romania35
Register Book #1410births1868-1895 for Şieu, Romania303
Register Book #1411marriages and deaths1868; 1870; 1891; 1935-1936; miscellaneous delayed registrations for Şieu, Romania21
Register Book #1414births1868-1885 for Repedea, Romania137
Register Book #1416births1886-1900 for Repedea, Romania140
Register Book #1417marriages1876-1887 for Ruscova, Romania68
Register Book #1418marriages1887-1895 for Ruscova, Romania35
Register Book #1419deaths1868-1880 for Ruscova, Romania93
Register Book #1420deaths1869-1885 for Repedea, Romania54
Register Book #1421deaths1886-1900 for Repedea, Romania52
Register Book #1422deaths1887-1896 for Ruscova, Romania173
Register Book #1519births1886-1895 for Săcel, Romania193
Register Book #1520marriages1886-1895 for Săcel, Romania10
Register Book #1521deaths1886-1895 for Săcel, Romania72
Register Book #1533marriages1850-1895; includes delayed registrations for Săliştea de Sus, Romania12
Register Book #1534deaths1886-1896 for Săliştea de Sus, Romania100
Register Book #1598births1850-1885 for Seini, Romania871
Register Book #1599births1886-1910 for Seini, Romania1,011
Register Book #1600marriages1850-1885 for Seini, Romania117
Register Book #1601marriages1880-1909 for Seini, Romania183
Register Book #1602deaths1850-1885 for Seini, Romania450
Register Book #1603deaths1886-1908 for Seini, Romania382
Register Book #1880births1886-1895 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania232
Register Book #1881marriages1886-1895; late registrations 1873-1901 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania37
Register Book #1882deaths1886-1895 for Vişeu de Jos, Romania121
Register Book #1884births1895-1908 for Câmpulung la Tisa, Romania417
1895-1908 for Dibrova, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Hrushovo, Ukraine
1895-1908 for Iapa, Romania
1895-1908 for Kabalacsarda, Romania
1895-1908 for Sapânta, 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
Civil Register Book #4births1895-1897 for Baia Mare, Romania78
Civil Register Book #5births1898 for Baia Mare, Romania43
Civil Register Book #6births1899-1900 for Baia Mare, Romania92
Civil Register Book #7births1895-1899 for Baia Mare, Romania16
Civil Register Book #8marriages1895-1898 for Baia Mare, Romania17
Civil Register Book #9deaths1895-1897 for Baia Mare, Romania41
Civil Register Book #10deaths1895-1900 for Baia Mare, Romania48
Civil Register Book #11deaths1895-1900 for Baia Mare, Romania4
Civil Register Book #31marriages1898-1899 for Barsana, Romania20
Civil Register Book #321births1895-1901 for Tîrgu Lapus, Romania163
Civil Register Book #322marriages1895-1901 for Tîrgu Lapus, Romania47
Civil Register Book #323deaths1895-1906 for Tîrgu Lapus, Romania109

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, 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 #1Sample 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 #2Sample Birth Record #2:
Săcel, Romania – 1880s.
A closer view of the previous image.

Sample Birth Record #3Sample 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 #4Sample Birth Record #4:
Various towns – 1850s.
A closer view of the previous image.

Sample Birth Record #5Sample 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 #1Sample 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 #1Sample Death Record #1:
Săcel, Romania – 1880s.
An example of later death register books.

Sample Death Record #2Sample 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 (Director of Hungarian Reserach) 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

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