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JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference Update for
the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of
JewishGen's databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue
or other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider
helping us to grow this database. You can find more information on
submitting data at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference Update for
the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of
JewishGen's databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue
or other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider
helping us to grow this database. You can find more information on
submitting data at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


JewishGen's JOWBR Update - June 2016 #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows to Over 2.8 Million Records!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference update to
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 103,000 new records and 28,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 540 cemeteries. JOWBR now
includes 2.8 million records >from 6,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections
representing 123 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies, synagogues, cemeteries
and museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

JewishGen wants to thank Eric Feinstein who has been instrumental
in sourcing and coordinating foreign records, especially >from France and
Germany. JewishGen would also like to thank Eric's team of data entry
volunteers; Sandra Bennett, Sharon Duckman, George Jiri Goldschmied, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Adina Schwartz, Marilyn Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, JewishGen
thanks our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom
we would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to
read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro area), France, Germany, Italy (Milan and Torino),
Moldova, Romania (Timisoara), Slovakia (Neologicky Cintorin), Ukraine
(Chernivtsi) and the United States. Check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of our inventory by location.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery/cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing
that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JewishGen's JOWBR Update - June 2016 #bessarabia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows to Over 2.8 Million Records!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference update to
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 103,000 new records and 28,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 540 cemeteries. JOWBR now
includes 2.8 million records >from 6,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections
representing 123 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies, synagogues, cemeteries
and museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

JewishGen wants to thank Eric Feinstein who has been instrumental
in sourcing and coordinating foreign records, especially >from France and
Germany. JewishGen would also like to thank Eric's team of data entry
volunteers; Sandra Bennett, Sharon Duckman, George Jiri Goldschmied, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Adina Schwartz, Marilyn Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, JewishGen
thanks our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom
we would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to
read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro area), France, Germany, Italy (Milan and Torino),
Moldova, Romania (Timisoara), Slovakia (Neologicky Cintorin), Ukraine
(Chernivtsi) and the United States. Check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of our inventory by location.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery/cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing
that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference Update for
the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of
JewishGen's databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue
or other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider
helping us to grow this database. You can find more information on
submitting data at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference Update for
the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of
JewishGen's databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue
or other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider
helping us to grow this database. You can find more information on
submitting data at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #courland #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference Update for
the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of
JewishGen's databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue
or other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider
helping us to grow this database. You can find more information on
submitting data at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #latvia #courland

Nolan Altman
 

Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
us grow!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference Update for
the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of
JewishGen's databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue
or other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider
helping us to grow this database. You can find more information on
submitting data at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm
If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


JewishGen's JOWBR Update - June 2016 #latvia #courland

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows to Over 2.8 Million Records!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference update to
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 103,000 new records and 28,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 540 cemeteries. JOWBR now
includes 2.8 million records >from 6,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections
representing 123 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies, synagogues, cemeteries
and museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

JewishGen wants to thank Eric Feinstein who has been instrumental
in sourcing and coordinating foreign records, especially >from France and
Germany. JewishGen would also like to thank Eric's team of data entry
volunteers; Sandra Bennett, Sharon Duckman, George Jiri Goldschmied, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Adina Schwartz, Marilyn Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, JewishGen
thanks our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom
we would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to
read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro area), France, Germany, Italy (Milan and Torino),
Moldova, Romania (Timisoara), Slovakia (Neologicky Cintorin), Ukraine
(Chernivtsi) and the United States. Check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of our inventory by location.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery/cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing
that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


JewishGen's JOWBR Update - June 2016 #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows to Over 2.8 Million Records!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference update to
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 103,000 new records and 28,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 540 cemeteries. JOWBR now
includes 2.8 million records >from 6,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections
representing 123 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies, synagogues, cemeteries
and museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

JewishGen wants to thank Eric Feinstein who has been instrumental
in sourcing and coordinating foreign records, especially >from France and
Germany. JewishGen would also like to thank Eric's team of data entry
volunteers; Sandra Bennett, Sharon Duckman, George Jiri Goldschmied, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Adina Schwartz, Marilyn Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, JewishGen
thanks our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom
we would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to
read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro area), France, Germany, Italy (Milan and Torino),
Moldova, Romania (Timisoara), Slovakia (Neologicky Cintorin), Ukraine
(Chernivtsi) and the United States. Check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of our inventory by location.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery/cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing
that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen's JOWBR Update - June 2016 #courland #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows to Over 2.8 Million Records!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference update to
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 103,000 new records and 28,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 540 cemeteries. JOWBR now
includes 2.8 million records >from 6,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections
representing 123 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies, synagogues, cemeteries
and museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

JewishGen wants to thank Eric Feinstein who has been instrumental
in sourcing and coordinating foreign records, especially >from France and
Germany. JewishGen would also like to thank Eric's team of data entry
volunteers; Sandra Bennett, Sharon Duckman, George Jiri Goldschmied, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Adina Schwartz, Marilyn Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, JewishGen
thanks our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom
we would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to
read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro area), France, Germany, Italy (Milan and Torino),
Moldova, Romania (Timisoara), Slovakia (Neologicky Cintorin), Ukraine
(Chernivtsi) and the United States. Check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of our inventory by location.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery/cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing
that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen's JOWBR Update - June 2016 #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows to Over 2.8 Million Records!

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 pre-Conference update to
the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 103,000 new records and 28,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 540 cemeteries. JOWBR now
includes 2.8 million records >from 6,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections
representing 123 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies, synagogues, cemeteries
and museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the
transliteration work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

JewishGen wants to thank Eric Feinstein who has been instrumental
in sourcing and coordinating foreign records, especially >from France and
Germany. JewishGen would also like to thank Eric's team of data entry
volunteers; Sandra Bennett, Sharon Duckman, George Jiri Goldschmied, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Adina Schwartz, Marilyn Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, JewishGen
thanks our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom
we would not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to
read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro area), France, Germany, Italy (Milan and Torino),
Moldova, Romania (Timisoara), Slovakia (Neologicky Cintorin), Ukraine
(Chernivtsi) and the United States. Check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of our inventory by location.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery/cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing
that would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
nta@...


Issue 126 f Genealo-J #france

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.

The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen’s birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen’s parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon’s medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let’s finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l’Échiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius’ fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius’ eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


French SIG #France Issue 126 f Genealo-J #france

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.

The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen’s birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen’s parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon’s medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let’s finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l’Échiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius’ fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius’ eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Gestapo prison Fort d'Hauteville near Dijon, France - SITE CITE #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

Dear Gersigers,=20

I was in the departement of Cote d=E2=80=99OR archives in Dijon last
week researching political prisoners >from the German occupied Channel
Islands who were incarcerated in Fort d=E2=80=99Hauteville for the Frank
Falla Archive. The Dijon archives have the complete prisoner listings
with previous residence, court that prosecuted them, date in, date out,
and place of next incarceration.

A number of Channel Island survivors wrote in 1960s testimonials that
the prison was "full" of Jewish people who had been arrested
attempting to cross illegally >from Nazi-occupied France into the"
free zone" of Vichy France.

I had very little time in the archives and had to focus on the project I
am working on, but happened to notice a couple of prisoners with German
names and places of birth and next transports to Drancy Transit camp, so
I noted them down. Upon arriving back home, I looked them up, and in
both cases they were imprisoned ca. 6 months in Hauteville, then sent
for a week to Drancy before being deported to their deaths in Auschwitz.

There were hundreds, if not several thousand, of Jewish people
incarcerated in Hauteville prior to deportation and the topic remains
completely unresearched, to my knowledge. Certainly nothing has been
published about it and none of the memoirals -French or German at least
- have added Hauteville as a place of imprisonment to the records of
the people that were there.

Nor is there any memorial whatsoever at the prison itself, which would
make a wonderful museum someday if funding could be found.

If anybody is looking for a research topic, I would highly recommend
this. It is very well documented and the documents are easily available
in a very friendly archive. If anyone is interested I can give you the
information for the archive numbers of the documents and get you in
contact with the archives.

I was allowed into the prison (it is on a closed military installation)
and took some photographs that you can view at:
https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZnCgvv1RjFsQPA7

Regards, Roderick Miller Berlin, Germany rpm@...


German SIG #Germany Gestapo prison Fort d'Hauteville near Dijon, France - SITE CITE #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

Dear Gersigers,=20

I was in the departement of Cote d=E2=80=99OR archives in Dijon last
week researching political prisoners >from the German occupied Channel
Islands who were incarcerated in Fort d=E2=80=99Hauteville for the Frank
Falla Archive. The Dijon archives have the complete prisoner listings
with previous residence, court that prosecuted them, date in, date out,
and place of next incarceration.

A number of Channel Island survivors wrote in 1960s testimonials that
the prison was "full" of Jewish people who had been arrested
attempting to cross illegally >from Nazi-occupied France into the"
free zone" of Vichy France.

I had very little time in the archives and had to focus on the project I
am working on, but happened to notice a couple of prisoners with German
names and places of birth and next transports to Drancy Transit camp, so
I noted them down. Upon arriving back home, I looked them up, and in
both cases they were imprisoned ca. 6 months in Hauteville, then sent
for a week to Drancy before being deported to their deaths in Auschwitz.

There were hundreds, if not several thousand, of Jewish people
incarcerated in Hauteville prior to deportation and the topic remains
completely unresearched, to my knowledge. Certainly nothing has been
published about it and none of the memoirals -French or German at least
- have added Hauteville as a place of imprisonment to the records of
the people that were there.

Nor is there any memorial whatsoever at the prison itself, which would
make a wonderful museum someday if funding could be found.

If anybody is looking for a research topic, I would highly recommend
this. It is very well documented and the documents are easily available
in a very friendly archive. If anyone is interested I can give you the
information for the archive numbers of the documents and get you in
contact with the archives.

I was allowed into the prison (it is on a closed military installation)
and took some photographs that you can view at:
https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZnCgvv1RjFsQPA7

Regards, Roderick Miller Berlin, Germany rpm@...


Re: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Vivi <vivisilco@...>
 

Could Ernst be a Girl's name?

Perhaps a short of Ernestine? According to
http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/ernestine
Ernestine is a Germany baby name, meaning serious, determined.

Vivian Cohen vivisilco@...


German SIG #Germany RE: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Vivi <vivisilco@...>
 

Could Ernst be a Girl's name?

Perhaps a short of Ernestine? According to
http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/ernestine
Ernestine is a Germany baby name, meaning serious, determined.

Vivian Cohen vivisilco@...


Re: A woman called "Ernst" #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

the girl could be named "Ernestine" but the abbrev. is then "Ernst". We
have in our families a lady with the name "Johanna". But the family always
talked "Hans, or Tante Hans - (Aunt Hans)"

hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland


German SIG #Germany Re: A woman called "Ernst" #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

the girl could be named "Ernestine" but the abbrev. is then "Ernst". We
have in our families a lady with the name "Johanna". But the family always
talked "Hans, or Tante Hans - (Aunt Hans)"

hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland