07 November 2009

France: Issue 99, Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive

The newest issue of Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive (Paris, France) is available.

Issue 99 contains the following articles:

-- The descendants of Raphael Vorms from Bionville (Moselle).
Louis Vorms and Guy Worms, descendants of Raphael Vorms (d. 1763) and his two sons Hayman and Salomon, trace the family. The article offers copies of the documents used to accomplish their research.
-- How to find and obtain vital records in Poland and Galicia.
Basile Ginger and Daniel Vangheluwe provide a step-by-step "how-to" manual for genealogists in France who speak no Polish, but some English. This articles updates the chapter on Poland in the Guide pratique de genealogie juive en France et à l'etranger, by Ginger, which was published by the Society. New accessibility of catalogues and databases online make it easy now to obtain many documents.
-- Vital records from Constantine (Algeria) 1843-1895.
Fernand Deray announces the completion of his project which indexes all existing vital records of the Departement Constantine, one of three Algerian administration areas. The source is the "CAOM-Centre des Archives d'Outre-Mer" in Aix-en-Provence. His work, with some 15,000 entries, is searchable on on the society's website. with full access in the Members' Corner.
-- Algerian Jewish assimilation after the Cremieux Decree.
Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun provides a description of the life, culture, religious and social practice of the Algerian Jews after the 1870 Cremieux Decree transformed "natives" into full-fledged French nationals. The assimilation process is shown over more than a century, compiled from a massive bibliography.
-- Hebrew monograms.
Eliane Roos-Schuhl focuses on the Hebrew monogram (lamed peh quf) on Mordechai (Simon II) Marx's headstone (i.e. a graphical arrangement combining the three characters in one elegant composition). The set of characters indicates that the date following is 770 and not 5770 for the complete Hebrew year.
--ASF rehabilitates the Jewish cemetery in Crehange (Moselle).

Pascal Faustini details work by young Germans, Poles and Russians from ASF - Aktion Suehnezeichen Friedensdienste - who, during the summers of 2007-2009, restored the Jewish cemetery in Crehange (Moselle). They were guided by two staff members of the Brussels Jewish Museum.

-- The 19th century registers of the Nuremberg commercial school.
Francoise Lyon-Caen writes about the registers (1809-1905) of a Nuremberg school that can be a genealogical source.
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