Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive # 99 #general

Ernest Kallmann

What can you find in the latest issue (#99) of Revue du Cercle de
Genealogie Juive, Paris, France?
The descendants of Raphael Vorms >from Bionville (**Moselle**) - *part
one: two generations

Louis Vorms and Guy Worms, both descending >from Raphael Vorms (deceased
around 1763) and his two sons Hayman and Salomon, trace the family which
is the only one to have perpetuated the name of their place of origin,
Bionville (or in German: Bingen) as part of their family name. The
article is illustrated by copies of the source documents, especially the
"plaids annaux", reports about the yearly meeting called by the local
sire where all family heads were due to attend.

*How to find and obtain vital records in **Poland** and **Galicia**. *

* *Basile Ginger and Daniel Vangheluwe publish a practical and step-by-
step "how-to" manual for genealogists in France who speak no Polish but
at least some English. It updates the Poland chapter in /Guide pratique
de genealogie juive en //France// et à l'etranger/, by Basile Ginger,
published by our Society. The changes in on-line accessibility of the
catalogues and databases makes it easy now to obtain most documents
without leaving one?s desk

*Vital records >from **Constantine** (**Algeria**) 1843-1895 *

Fernand Deray announces the completion of his /opus magnum/: indexing
all existing vital records of the Departement Constantine, one of the
three administrative partitions of Algeria. The source is basically the
/CAOM-Centre des Archives d'Outre-Mer/ in Aix-en-Provence. The result of
Deray's work, covering 15,000 events, is searchable on our website <>, with full access in the
Members' Corner.

*Algerian Jewish assimilation after the Cremieux Decree. *

Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun presents a sociological description of the
life, culture, religious and social practice of the Algerian Jews after
their sudden change of status: the Cremieux Decree of 1870 transforming
"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 takes the cue in Pierre Kogan's article about the
Marx Brothers in Revue # 95 to pinpoint the monogram /lamed peh quf /set
on Mordechai (Simon II) Marx's headstone (i.e. a graphical arrangement
combining the three characters in one elegant single composition). This
set of three characters "according to the small count" means that the
date that follows does not include the thousands (thus 5770 would read 770).

*ASF rehabilitates the Jewish cemetery in Crehange, the.*

* *Pascal Faustini describes the work performed by young Germans, Poles
and Russians >from ASF- /Aktion Suehnezeichen Friedensdienste/ ( Action
Sign of Atonement and Service for Peace) during Summer 2007 to 2009 in
restoring the Jewish cemetery in Crehange (Moselle), guided by two
members of the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

Ernest Kallmann, Cercle de Généalogie Juive,Paris, France.

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