Journal 102

 

SUMMARY OF #102 

 

OUR SOCIETY'S LIFE    

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    FAMILIES

A genealogical enquiry from Metz to the Rhine valley

 Pascal FAUSTINI investigates the patronymes Blad, Blatt, Platt suspecting they originate from the same roots. Doing such an enquiry he navigates from Lorraine to Alsace and through towns of the Rhine valley, (Francfort, Worms,..) investigating cimeteries epitaphs, reference books, memorbuchers etc : a skilfull and poetical search on both sides of the Rhine.

 

The posterity of Raphaël Vorms from Bionville, (Part three)

Louis VORMS and Guy WORMS present the third and last part of the posterity of Raphaël Vorms de Bionville, their common ancestor born in Bionville on Nied ( Moselle).

 

Again about Claude Levi-Strauss

Due to the recently put on-line civil Paris certificates, Guy WORMS provides his last discoveries regarding the ascendancy of the well known French ethnologue, Claude Lévi-Strauss.

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MISCELLANEOUS

Jews of Constantine (Algeria) at the beginning of the French presence (1837)

Philippe DANAN

The French army took Constantine (Algeria) in 1837 and found there a Jewish community of 3,000 people. This francophile and orthodox community was guided by algerian-born rabbis who tried to resist assimilation regarding especially civil status registration (birth, marriage, death). The rabbis negotiated step by step with the French authorities to obtain the following compromises : secular marriage banns will be sticked in the synagogue; the municipal magistrate should check the conformity of the marriage with the mosaic law; the rabbi and the head of the Jewish Nation should attend the secular marriage and sign the contract. These facilities seem not to have been extended to other cities in Algeria.

Death certificates of people deported from France during the Shoah

Eve Line BLUM has already approached the subject of missing death certificates regarding deported people from France (Jewish and not Jewish). However, the situation has not improved. According to the French Civil Code people without such a certificate cannot be considered as being dead.

 

Where does the name Lazar come from ?

Eliane ROOS SCHUHL

Do the first name and/or patronyme Lazard come from Eleazar, Aarons’son and Moïse brother; or from Eliezer, Abraham’s servant who was in charge to find a spouse for his son Isaac ?

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NEW DOCUMENTS IN OUR LIBRARY

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PRESS REVIEW

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