Israelite community, district of Ciacova: births (1785-1885)
This book records births that took place in and around the town of Buziaș from 1785 to 1885. The earliest records were presumably made after the fact, probably in 1857 at the behest of government authorities to record birth information for all Jews in the district. The entries until 1858 record only the names of the child and parents; the birth date and place; gender and whether the birth was legitimate. The later entries include information on circumcisions; midwives; and names of witnesses (to the circumcision or name-giving) or godparents. From 1858 to the late 1860s the entries are chronological; from the late 1860s onwards the entries appear more sporatic and are no longer chronological. The book is printed in German; the entries are in German with some of the later ones in Hungarian.