Israelite community, district of Timișoara: births (1878-1931)
This book sporadically records births that took place, presumably, in the district of Timișoara from 1878-1931. Please note the exact location of birth is frequently not provided and the only indication of geographic origin is that given by the National Archives (there is no indication in the book itself). The entries have significant gaps (ie. 1883-1904 no births recorded; only four recorded from 1916-1931) and generally lack comprehensive data. Unusually, a high number of illegitimate births are recorded, one page almost appears to be a register of illegitimate births alone. Entries should record the names of the child and parents and parents' birth place; the birth date and place of the child; gender; whether the birth was legitimate; information on circumcisions; midwives; and names of witnesses (to the circumcision or name-giving) or godparents. Extremely seldom, however, is all data provided. The book is printed and recorded in Hungarian, occasionally a Hebrew name is given. Please note that at the time of survey (2016) any entries past 1915 were closed to researchers.