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Revue du Cercle de Genealogie Juive, # ONE HUNDRED
Our members have answered the questionnaire.
Late 2007, we issued a questionnaire to all our members in order to get
a true picture of all of them. Some 35 percent replied early 2008. The
answers have been exploited according to strict professional rules by a
team of five Board members under the leadership of President JOELLE
ALLOUCHE-BENAYOUN. The statistical results are published in this paper
and cover all aspects of the relationship each member can have with the
society: the Revue, the monthly lectures, the Sigs, the library, the
website, the sections in the French provinces, etc. They are related to
the sociological analysis of the constituency, as it appears >from the
answers to the first sets of questions.
The descendency of Raphael Vorms >from Bionville, part two.
LOUIS VORMS and GUY WORMS publish the descendant list of the older son
of Raphael Worms, Hayman, over five generations. They know further
descendants, but the limitation results >from our rule not de publish
data about living persons. A number of well-known personalities who
could have been listed is nevertheless given. Two members of the list
have required in-depth research to be identified; the authors reveal the
details of their research
About the family name Haas (Guebwiller Belfort)
DENIS INGOLD makes a major discovery about the origin of the Christian
family Haas whose descendants include a French representative Emile
Keller and the Paris archbishop Cardinal Maurice Feltin. Their common
forefather Leopold Haas was a Jew who converted to Catholicism in
Guebwiller around 1617, at age 22. In his 1963 publication about the
Haas-Mayer family, Francois Klee had placed Leopold's birthplace near
Ottmarsheim. Ingold discovers that Klee has misread the Latin citation
in Leopold's death record and elaborates on a recently discovered
document by a remote descendant. The birthplace is in fact Jungholz,
where a Jewish Haas has been documented at the same period. Ingold
evaluates the pros and cons of two possibilities: Leopold adopting the
Christian name Haas after his baptism or David/Leopold carrying over his
Jewish nickname Haas/zum Hasen into his Christian life. The author opts
for the latter possibility.
Searching for my Dilsheimer ancestors
PATRICIA HAAS has started her genealogy prompted by her grandchildren's
birth. Her paternal grandmother Renee was born 1881 in Versailles from
Samuel Schorestene and Sophie Dilsheimer. Samuel's ancestors originate
in Alsace and are well documented, a Rrabbi/Cantor family. Sophie
Dilsheimer's origin is harder to find, but a stepwise approach through
Internet and visits to Paris cemeteries finally knacks the nut; Sophie
comes >from Aschaffenburg, Bavaria. The author neither speaks nor reads
German; by joining our society she receives the needed assistance to
track her Dilsheimer ancestors back to one born around 1720.
Algerian Jews obtain French citizenship before 1870 : the Senatus
Consultus of July 14, 1865. by PHILIPPE ZERATHE.
During his 1860 visit to Algeria Napoleon III was requested in a
petition signed by some 100,000 Jews to be collectively granted French
citizenship. In spite of a seemingly favorable answer in principle, the
July 14, 1865 decree put conditions and only less than 400 applied.
Their list is published in the article. All Jews in Algeria eventually
obtain full French citizenship on October 9, 1870 thanks to the Decret
from Senior to Schneerso(h)nELIANE ROOS-SCHUHL elaborates on the Jewish names deriving >from the
Latin root senior, meaning the older, the lord. According to the
pronunciation (Ashkenazi or Sephardic) the variations are many. The
author selects examples >from all periods and all regions in the world,
thus letting us know many famous bearers of the name.
Ernest Kallmann, Cercle de Genealogie Juive, Paris, France
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