Blaj [Valea Lungă (Hung: Hosszúaszó; German: Langenthal)]: Jewish community; marriages 1886-1899

Alternative Title:

Házasok Anyakönyve


This item has two registers bound together. They were presumably both maintained by the Valea Lungă Jewish community (Hung: Hosszúaszó; German: Langenthal). The first register records marriages taking place 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 weddings recorded took place in Valea Lungă and other neighboring villages such as Jidvei (Zsidve), Tătârlaua (Tatárlaka), Biia (Magyarbénye), Sânmiclăuş (Betlenszentmiklós), Pănade (Panád), Valea Sasului (Szászvölgy), Sâncel (Szancsal), Micăsasa (Mikeszásza) and others. Generally the bride was from the respective village and the groom from elsewhere, though frequently both parties were from the vicinity. The entries are generally complete and include name and birth information for the bride and groom; parent names and occupation; age; where announcement of engagement took place; place and date of the ceremony; and names of witnesses and officiant. The second register appears to be a fragment from a log of requests, presumably made to the Jewish community record keeper, for certificates of civil records. It is in Hungarian and the entries date 1896-1899.


Jewish community of Valea Lungă



See Also:

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.


Textual records


13 sheets




These registers were maintained by the respective Jewish community and/or local municipality and collected in the 1950s by the National Archives.

Call Number:

Colecția: Registre de stare civilă de la parohi, jud. Alba; fond nr. 17; inv. 328; cotă 639

Bibliographic Citation:

Colecția: Registre de stare civilă de la parohi, jud. Alba; fond nr. 17; inv. 328; cotă 639; 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

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