Alba Iulia (Hung: Gyulafehérvár): Israelite community; births 1850-1886
This item is a register of births within the Jewish community of Alba Iulia from 1850-1886. Please note that there is another birth register from Alba Iulia covering much of the same period. At least some births appear in both books; it is not clear why two books were maintained. The one described in this entry is larger and more official but entries frequently are missing data. The register, both the headings and entries, is mostly in German. Around the mid-1880s entries begin to occasionally appear in Hungarian but the scribe eventually returns to German (the final official statement is in German). Notes on an entry, regarding a name change or death are made in Hungarian. Sometimes the date of birth and/or name is also provided in Hebrew. Name; date; gender; parents; marital status of parents; parent residence; midwife name; circumcision or naming ceremony details and name of witnesses or godparents are provided.