Re: Cohen and Charlevil from Charleville France #france


Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,

Dear Joelle,

A search on "Charleville" with Wikippedia gives 3 results in France:

·         Charleville #1, a very old town (established 1606) of Ardennes (Department, Dpt, 08), melted in Charleville-Mézières for 1966, a few kilometers from Belgium & Luxembourg borders.

·         Charleville-sous-Bois #2, very small village (< 200 pax before 1780) of Moselle (Dpt 57, province of Lorraine),

·         Charleville #3, very small village (< 200 pax before 1780) of Marne (Dpt 51) 

 

Best probability is this Cohen family living in Charleville #1, it was from the start a important town with his prince Charles 1er Gonzague (1580-1637) who wished to build a emblematic city:  https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleville_(Ardennes)

 

If we search "Departmental Archives", as we can on any French department:

 https://francearchives.fr/fr/annuaire/departements

 

we can find Charleville's vital records from ... 1613!

https://archives.cd08.fr/arkotheque/consult_fonds/fonds_seriel_resu_rech.php?ref_fonds=4

 

But, there is always a "but" in genealogy, you must remember that in these good old times, these vital records were managed in France by Catholics churches.

So Jewish vital records don't appear in these books, you have to wait after French Revolution (1789) ...

I hope you may find other sources.

Khavershaft

Bernard Flam

Archives & History of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund, Workmen Circle of France)

 

 

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