Research in Lorraine



Meetings :

There is a local branch of our Society in Lorraine. There is a specialized group on Alsace and Lorraine in Paris.Their activities appear (in French) in the Agenda of this Website.


Publications :

CGJ offers several publications concerning Lorraine. All details about these works can be found by clicking on "Publications" or in "Our Shop"


Historical Abstract

The present Lorraine region comprises the "départements" of Meurthe et Moselle (54), Meuse (55), Moselle (57), and Vosges (88). They had different destinies during History, notably between 1871 and 1918, a period when three-quarters of the département Moselle, one quarter of Meurthe (administrative divisions at the time) and a few villages in the Eastern part of Vosges were annexed by Germany.

Lorraine hosted Jewish communities during the Middle-Age but it seems that all of them vanished after the Battle of Nancy in 1477. They reappeared only a century later.


Websites :

Departmental Archives of Meurthe et Moselle, of Meuse, and of Vosges have put on line all civil registry acts (N, M, D). As for Moselle, you can only consult the decennal tables.

Archives départementales de Meurthe et Moselle : Archives 54 - Archives en ligne

Archives départementales de la Meuse : Recherche simple

Archives départementales des Vosges  : Archives Départementales des Vosges

Archives départementales de Moselle : Archives départementales de la Moselle