This collection contains one item, a book maintained by the Lugos Jewish community from 1855-1939, though it was only used sporadically in the 20th century. Please note the book is catalogued by the National Archives as dating only from 1855-1856. The book appears to have been used to record membership details and other information regarding civil records and relationships within the community. Beginning from left to right, the book was used as a ledger of member information. Members are recorded, organized by family; information includes names and birth dates and date of entry as member of the community. The first entries are from 1855 and reach into the 1880s but by this time it appears to have devolved into a record of births and deaths information. There are also random notes regarding marriage testimonies and Hebrew name equivalents for secular names. Reading from right to left, the book includes a dedication from the community board (in German) which is followed by a three-page text in Yiddish. The Yiddish handwriting is legible but not excellent.
Lugoj Israelite Community
German; Hungarian; Yiddish; Hebrew
This register was presumably maintained by the Lugoj Jewish community and collected in the post-war period by the National Archives.
Comunitatea Izraelită Lugoj; fond nr. 979; inventar 1453
Comunitatea Izraelită Lugoj; fond nr. 979; inventar 1453; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Timiș