Dray family from Morocco to France #france


Sherri Bobish
 


Christine,

You can try searching the surname DRAY at www.familysearch.org
Using Morocco as place of birth gets 109 hits.
Using Morroco as place of death gets two hits.

You can also search old digitized newspapers at The National Library of Israel.  They have several historical newspapers of Morocco.
https://www.nli.org.il/en/newspapers/search

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Christine,

DRAY is sometimes spelled DERHI or DERI. Worthwhile to check these spellings as well.

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 01:10 PM, David Choukroun wrote:
Dear Christine, 


To my knowledge, Morocco was a French protectorat from 1881 to 1956.
There are some archives in France (Nantes, La Courneuve)
Dray being a quite common name -- I would suggest 
1/ To check janvier 2020 (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
2/ To write here : archives.cadn[@]diplomatie.gouv.fr  - with as much as possible all the information available (it will take time, but they will answer)
3/ To contact a french jewish genealogy organisation Cercle de Généalogie Juive | La première association française de généalogie juive (genealoj.org)
4/ To contact another one (GAMT Accueil bienvenue - GAMT Association Francaise de Généalogie - French Genealogy Association - Asociación Francesa Genealogia (genealogie-gamt.org)

Both of them 3/ and 4/ are very active and might help you in your research (but they would probably need more details)

Hope that helps, I am also interested in your findings as the Jewish community was following the less difficult status for the Jews between Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. A lot of moves here.

All the best, 

Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


David Choukroun
 

Dear Christine, 


To my knowledge, Morocco was a French protectorat from 1881 to 1956.
There are some archives in France (Nantes, La Courneuve)
Dray being a quite common name -- I would suggest 
1/ To check janvier 2020 (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
2/ To write here : archives.cadn[@]diplomatie.gouv.fr  - with as much as possible all the information available (it will take time, but they will answer)
3/ To contact a french jewish genealogy organisation Cercle de Généalogie Juive | La première association française de généalogie juive (genealoj.org)
4/ To contact another one (GAMT Accueil bienvenue - GAMT Association Francaise de Généalogie - French Genealogy Association - Asociación Francesa Genealogia (genealogie-gamt.org)

Both of them 3/ and 4/ are very active and might help you in your research (but they would probably need more details)

Hope that helps, I am also interested in your findings as the Jewish community was following the less difficult status for the Jews between Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. A lot of moves here.

All the best, 

Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


christine_lawes@...
 

A French relative is researching his DRAY family who came from Morocco. He has been told the circumcision registers for the Moroccan towns or villages of Tetouan and Oujda are in London. Can anyone please help with this? 

many thanks
Christine Lawes