Meetings.There is a local branch of our Society in Alsace. There is in Paris a specialized group on Alsace. Their activitiés are given (in French) in the Section Lectures & Meetings of the present Website.
the CGJ offers numerous publications concerning Alsace. All details
about these works can be found by clicking on Publications
We especially draw your attention on :
- A general census of the Jews in the province of Alsace was made in 1784 and has been published by the CGJ.. Its use is made much easier by the index of the names of this census, due to Dan LEESON and also published by us.
-A very precious analysis of the Jewish wedding contracts in Alsace during the XVIIIth century was published in 1997 by A.A. FRAENCKEL Mémoire Juive en Alsace, Contrats de mariages juifs au XVIIIe siècle, (éd. du Cédrat, Strasbourg 1997, for information email@example.com). Its use is made much easier by the index of the names of this census, due to Rosanne and Dan LEESON and published by the CGJ.
-In Alsace as in the whole French Empire, Jews had to take family names in 1808. The registers where the choices of names were recorded in 1808 have been recovered for the majority of them. Concerning Alsace, 113 out of 124 registers in Bas-Rhin and 34 out of 57 registers of Haut-Rhin are known. All these registers have been analyzed by Pierre KATZ and published by the CGJ. The indexes of both works can be found by clicking on basrhin1808 and hautrhin1808.
- Moreover, Pierre KATZ has analyzed the 1851 census for Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin. His work is published by the CGJ under the titles Les Communautés Juives du Bas-Rhin en 1851 and Les Communautés Juives du Haut-Rhin en 1851. The indexes of both works can be found by clicking on basrhin1851 and hautrhin1851.
Other more specialized worked have also been published by the CGJ:
- Registre du cimetière israélite de Rosenwiller (1753-1980)
Translated in French and introduction by Avraham Malthête
This long awaited book concerns the largest Jewish Cemetery in Alsace which has been in use since the middle of the XVIIth century. 5588 burials are registered from one hundred neighbouring villages and cities.
-The memories of Ascher Lévy have just been translated in French. Click here for détails on this interesting character..
Library: If you click on the catalog of our library and you put in "Place" a word such as Alsace, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin or the name of the village you are interested in, you will find the references of dozens of documents that can be consulted in our Library, rue La Bruyère in Paris (for members only). You can also order a copy of these documents, if you are a member.
Journal. Our Journal has published a great number of papers about Alsace. They are easy to retrieve in the Index by themes and places of the papers and also, for the most recent issues in Summary of the latest issues.
Questions-Answers. Do not hesitate to ask
questions, concerning Alsace or any other genealogical subject in the
section Questions & Answers.
Names of villages: Alsatian villages have both a French and a German name. The list of these equivalent names can be found in the file correspondance.
If you are a member of CGJ, you will find in the Members' Corner not
only a number of files concerning Alsace but also a list of competent
"tutors" competent on these subjects who are probably able to help you.
Click on Members' corner.
The Cercle Généalogique
gives for Bas-Rhin the conditions to
obtain a copy of any vital record act (1793 -1892).
Judaism of Alsace and Lorraine : there is a section for généalogie, then, in this section (and not in the welcome page), click on Forum, a page similar to our questions-answers section in the present Website but restricted to Alsace and Lorraine.