Investigation in Marosujvar (Ocna Mureș)

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Is there anyone who can look into some Hungarian files? I'm looking for more information on the parents of Ferencz Varga (1878 born in Marosujvar, current name of Marosujvar is Ocna Mures). His mother was Lujza Gergely and his fater Ferencz Varga. Is there anyone who can find some info for this couple? Ferencz was married to Katalin Krizsan.
in Genealogy Help by Margreet Beers G2G6 Pilot (124k points)

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According to Dvorzsák's gazetteer (1877), Maros-Újvár in Alsó-Fehér county had a Greek Catholic, Reformed, and Jewish congregation locally, while Roman Catholics were recorded in Felvincz, Lutherans in Nagyenyed, and Unitarians in Szentbenedek. The civil registration office was local. (Civil registration began Oct. 1, 1895; before that, vital records were kept by churches.)

As you note, the place is now Ocna Mureş, Romania. This unfortunately means that there is little or nothing available online for documenting genealogy from this place. FamilySearch has no catalog entry for Marosujvár (under any name), and it was a primarily Hungarian town, not a Transylvanian Saxon (German) city, so Ancestry is unlikely to have any records for it. (I don't have a subscription to check.)

A few websites to check:

Romanian National Archives: http://arhivelenationale.ro/site/en/first-page/

Transylvanian Family History Database: http://www.familyhistory.ro/index.php?id=20061203transylvanian_fa

Hungarian Family History Society's list of ecclesiastic archives in Romania: http://www.macse.hu/society/romania.php?id=egyh

by J Palotay G2G6 Mach 7 (71.4k points)
Thank you for your answer. I will check the websites you’ve mentioned and maybe there’s someone who has a subscription to Ancestry and can check if there are records for this town.

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