This collection comprises civil registers recording births, marriages, and deaths. Originally the registers were kept by each respective parish, church, synagogue, etc. In the 1950s they were collected by the National Archives and made into this overarching collection. The collection is organized by locality and then religion. In addition to birth, marriage, and death records, some of the Christian registers record conversions, baptisms, confirmations, pastor or priest names, and other notes on the development of the community. The Romanian preface to a similar collection in the Mureș county archives notes that in 1784 the Jewish communities were made to record their civil records under the supervision of the Catholic priests. It is unclear whether this may indicate that 18th century Jewish records could be found within Catholic record books. In any case, there are no extant Jewish registers dating prior to the 1820s in the district of Alba in this collection, though births taking place as early as the early 1800s were recorded after the fact in some registers. All Jewish registers held at the Alba archives are described in detail below; please click on a title for more information.
This list contains the names of all staff members of the communities in Alba, as well as the names of the religious leaders. The number of community members is also noted. Towns are Alba Iulia, Ocna Mureșului, Teiuș, Sebeș, and Vințul de Jos.
This marriage register lists the name, birthdate, profession, and residence of the bride and groom, along with the names, professions, and residences of their father. Date and location of wedding is also provided, along with the names of witnesses and of the officiating rabbi. A couple of requests dating to the 1930s and 1940s for the issue of marriage certificate are interleaved. Some of the weddings registered took place in nearby villages or towns, such as Alțâna and Sebeș.
This birth register is arranged in approximate chronological order. Each entry lists the name of the child, date of birth, name of parents (usually with the maiden name of the mother), address of parents, date of circumcision or naming, name of mohel and of witnesses or godparents. Occasionally a Hebrew name is also listed for the child. Many pages, especially the first several from 1886-1887, are in poor condition and are in many cases missing sections. The register is fairly continuous until about 1902, and thereafter there are scattered entries until 1924. Between the back page and the cover are inserted two death certificates from 1938 with accompanying requests to annotate the birth register. Although the majority of entries are for births in Sibiu, a considerable number of births in Sebeș is also recorded, as well as some births in smaller localities near Sibiu.