Dej (Hung: Dés); Câțcău (Hung: Kackó); Maia (Hung: Mánya); Mănăstirea (Hung: Szentbenedek); Reteag (Hung: Retteg), Israelites: births, marriages, deaths 1876-1886


This register records births, marriages, and deaths for the Jews of several communities near the town of Dej, including Ocna Dejului (Hung: Déésakna); Câțcău (Hung: Kackó); Maia (Hung: Mánya); Mănăstirea (Hung: Szentbenedek); Reteag (Hung: Retteg) and other villages near the above settlements. The book is arranged by locality and it seems likely that the contents originally formed five separate books and the pages were combined into one book at a later point in time. Each section begins with births, then moves to marriages and then deaths. The headings are in German and Hungarian and the pages are specific to the needs of a Jewish community (spaces for circumcision information, includes Hebrew letters for dates). The handwritten entries are generally in a mix of Hungarian and German; the German, though written with Latin characters, has noticeable Yiddish traits. Data recorded is typical for record books of this time and includes the individual's name and birth details, parent details, place of residence, for births information on the circumcision, for marriages information on the ceremony, for deaths circumstances of death and details on the burial. This book was maintained by the Dej community at least until the interwar period (stamps in Romanian).


Jewish communities of Dej/Ocna Dejului, Câțcău, Maia, Mănăstirea, Reteag



See Also:

Registers catalogued under Dej, which contain many entries for the surrounding villages.


Textual records


152 sheets


German; Hungarian


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 matricole parohiale de stare civilă, jud. Cluj; fond nr. 42; cotă 92/16

Bibliographic Citation:

Colecția matricole parohiale de stare civilă, jud. Cluj; fond nr. 42; cotă 92/16; Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcția Județeana Cluj


Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Cluj, Cluj-Napoca, Str. Mihail Kogălniceanu nr. 10, cod 400084, jud. Cluj

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