Israelite community, center district of Timișoara: births (1782-1885)
This book records births that took place in the district of Timișoara from 1782 to 1885. Please note the majority of the births recorded took place in localities other than the town of Timișoara itself. A noticeable number of births take place in Mehala, a settlement outside the city walls of Timișoara at the time of record. The district was incorporated into the city in 1910. Probably the book was used as a record of birth information for Jews in the greater district and created much later than the early birth dates, likely in 1857. The data recorded in this book varies in its consistency: the early entries generally record only the names of the child and parents; their residence; birth date; gender; and legitimacy. Beginning in the late 1850s, entries tend to be more complete and include circumcision or naming information; midwife name; witness or godparent name (for the circumcision/naming). Some scribes recorded the Hebrew name. The book is printed and recorded in German; some addenda are in Hungarian.