This register records births and deaths for Jews in villages near the town of Dej and in Dej itself. The most frequently mentioned villages are Urișor (Hung: Alör), Răzbuneni (Hung: Szinye), Cuzdrioara (Hung: Kozárvár), Reteag (Hung: Retteg). Please note the Hungarian names have a variety of spellings. 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 deaths circumstances of death and details on the burial. Headings are in German and Hungarian; entries are entirely in Hungarian. Entries are often incomplete and the scribe sometimes created his own headings, different from the printed ones. The entries are not chronological and it is not clear when the book was started, probably in the 1880s. The comments added to the birth entries all date from this time and the first deaths entered are from 1886 (no year is provided for later deaths but they are probably also from 1886). Please note the register is catalogued by the National Archives as having deaths from 1845-1880, but this is an error. This book was maintained by the Dej community at least until the interwar period (stamps in Romanian).