This item has two different registers. The first is a register of requests made, presumably to the Jewish community record keeper, for certificates of civil records. It dates from 1904. The second register was maintained by the Valea Lungă Jewish community (Hung: Hosszúaszó; German: Langenthal) and records births in the region. Please note it is miscatalogued as from the Blaj community, but the contents make clear the book was maintained in Valea Lungă. It was probably taken to Blaj sometime in the first half of the 20th century or possibly as late as World War II. The book, both titles and entries, is in Hungarian. The births recorded took place in Valea Lungă and many of the neighboring villages or towns (Valea Lungă was the seat of the district) including Jidvei (Zsidve), Tătârlaua (Tatárlaka), Biia (Magyarbénye), Sânmiclăuş (Betlenszentmiklós), Pănade (Panád), Valea Sasului (Szászvölgy), Sâncel (Szancsal) and Micăsasa (Mikeszásza), Blaj (Blasendorf) and others. The entries are fairly complete name; date; gender; parents; marital status of parents; parent residence; midwife name; circumcision or naming ceremony details and name of witnesses or godparents is provided.
Collection entitled Office of Israelite Matriculation for the district of Valea Lungă (Oficiul Matricular Israelit Cercual din Valea Lungă) and other records catalogued under Blaj, but actually from Valea Lungă.
These registers were maintained by the respective Jewish community and/or local municipality and collected in the 1950s by the National Archives.
Colecția: Registre de stare civilă de la parohi, jud. Alba; fond nr. 17; inv. 328; cotă 636
Colecția: Registre de stare civilă de la parohi, jud. Alba; fond nr. 17; inv. 328; cotă 636; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Alba
Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Alba, Alba Iulia, Str. Mihai Viteazu nr. 29, cod 510010, jud. Alba