[District of] Dej (Hung: Dés, Deés), Israelites: census lists, 1855


This item contains two groups of documents bound together; both documents contain lists of Jewish families in the villages around Dej. The lists seem to have been prepared for a census. The first list is not dated, but contains birthdates ranging from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century. The second list is dated 1855. Information is arranged by village, then family. The first list records house number, family role (ie, father, mother, etc), name and birth year. The second list specifies the birth date and sometimes includes birth place. The first list includes villages northeast and northwest of Dej (no entries from Dej itself); those with a larger number (circa 10 or more) of Jewish families include: Urișor (Hung: Alör), Câțcău (Hung: Kackó, Katzko), Glod (Hungarian Soósmező), Sălișca (Hung: Szeluske), Ileanda (Hung: Nagy-Illonda), Cuzdrioara (Hung: Kozárvár), Reteag (Hung: Retteg), Ciceu-Giurgeşti (Hung: Csicsógyörgyfalva), Negrileşti (Hung: Négerfalva), Spermezeu (Hung: Ispánmező), Ilişua (Hung: Alsóilosva), Chiuza (Hung: Középfalva). The second list includes families in Dej itself (presumably, though this is not entirely clear) and from villages to the south and in the immediate vicinity of Dej. Other than the 25 families listed as residing in Dej, no other villages record having more than five familes, most have only one or two. The book is in German and some entries appear to have been made at a later point in time. This book was maintained by the Dej community at least until the interwar period (stamps in Romanian).


Jewish community of Dej (?)




Textual records


38 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 matricole parohiale de stare civilă, jud. Cluj; fond nr. 42; cotă 92/17

Bibliographic Citation:

Colecția matricole parohiale de stare civilă, jud. Cluj; fond nr. 42; cotă 92/17; 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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