Israelite community, district of Lugoj: births (1876-1885)
This book records births that took place within families in and around the town of Lugoj from 1876-1885. Entries were generally completed meticulously, though sometimes messily, and record the names of the child and parents (including maiden name of mother); the birth date and place; gender; whether the birth was legitimate; information on circumcisions; midwives; and names of witnesses (to the circumcision or name-giving) or godparents. Some scribes recorded the Hebrew names of child and Hebrew date of birth. The book is printed in German and Hungarian; the initial entries are in German with addenda in Hungarian and, later, Romanian.