This register records births, marriages, and deaths for Jews in the village of Reteag (Hung: Retteg) and several nearby villages. Despite being catalogued under "Dej" there are in fact no births, marriages or deaths recorded in Dej itself. The majority of entries are for people from Reteag; other frequently mentioned villages are Bața (Hung: Baca), Cuzdrioara (Hung: Kozárvár), Gheorghieni/Giurfalău (Hung: Györgyfalva). 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. Both headings and entries are entirely in German, Hebrew dates are also provided most of the time. This book was maintained by the Dej community at least until the interwar period (stamps in Romanian) and there is one certificate of nationality from the interwar period slipped into the births section. In contrast to most civil record books, this one begins with deaths, then has marriages, then births. Please note this register is catalogued under "Dej" but the surveying archivists chose to rename it within the JBAT catalogue to more accurately reflect the contents. Note also that the inventory at the National Archives does not mention the presence of marriage and birth records in this book.
Jewish community of Reteag and surrounding villages