In 1808 the Jews in France and in the French Empire were forced to adopt permanent family and given names (click here); their choices were registered in each town hall. These registers constitute a comprehensive census of all Jews, as far as the records have been preserved. They also provide the correspondence between prior and subsequent names.
2 volumes, 800 pages, ISBN 2-9510092-1-6, 2-4, 3-2, 4-0.
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