French SIG #France Announcing the "JewishGen France Database" #france

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>

JewishGen is pleased to announce the "JewishGen France Database",
a multi-database search facility containing more than 150,000 records
of Jews living in France and other French-speaking regions.
It is JewishGen's 14th "All Country" database.

The "JewishGen France Database" searches all of JewishGen's records
for France, other French-speaking areas such as Belgium, Luxembourg
and Switzerland, and former French colonies and protectorates such as
Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. The database is a work in progress,
and new entries will being added regularly.

The "JewishGen France Database" is located at:

Components of the "JewishGen France Database" include:

* Jewish Marriages in Alsace, 1792-1899 --
Records of 22,000 Jewish marriages in the departements of
Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin, compiled by Pierre Hahn.

* The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) --
70,000 records of Jewish burials in cemeteries in France and
French-speaking regions:
+ France (643 cemeteries, 42,631 burials)
+ Belgium (72 cemeteries, 4,535 burials)
+ Luxembourg (4 cemeteries, 315 burials)
+ Switzerland (23 cemeteries, 15,554 burials)
+ Algeria (30 cemeteries, 4,717 burials)
+ Morocco (22 cemeteries, 8,277 burials)
+ Tunisia (10 cemeteries, 183 burials)

* The JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) --
More than 14,000 surnames and towns of Jewish families
of interest to genealogists researching French Jewry.

* The JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database --
Information >from synagogue yahrzeit plaques.

* Component datsets of the "JewishGen Holocaust Database" which
relate to French Jewry, more than 40,000 records, including:
+ French Jews who were issued immigration visas to Brazil
+ French Prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp
+ "Certificates of Disappearance" for French female deportees
+ Hidden Children in France
+ Gurs Deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau
+ Rivesaltes Deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau
+ Jewish Arrivals in Switzerland, 1938-1945

The "JewishGen France Database" can be found at:


Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

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