No 111 - Autumn 2012


Issue number 111



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Revue française de généalogie juive, edited by the CGJ

autumn 2012





Around the estate of Léonie Brile wife Fribourg.


Found on the Internet a will relating to a succession closed in New York in 1917 gives the author the opportunity to reconstruct the origins of the family ; people from Lorraine temporarily
or permanently settled in the United States. The author then also studies the heirs and their descendants..

The Histin family: A genealogical and biographical essay.


The article tries to identify the origin of the name Hinstin through ancient marriage contracts and district registers. If Einsteins lived in Alsace the Hinstins only appear after the French Revolution. Notorious figures then wore the name in its new form, a general, a historian of Ancient history literature, industrials akin to the Citroëns, and others. The author aims at finding their genealogy and presents biographical sketches..

She was not a hidden child.

Giacomo NUNEZ

Unlike her mother and her sister 14 years old Perla escaped from the Vel d’Hiv roundup in 1942. She succeeded in crossing the Demarcation line to join her uncles and her brother at Limoux in Southern France. One of her uncles was caught and deported and the rest of the family escaped to Switzerland. She remained alone as an internal pupil at the “College Moderne des Jeunes Filles” until the Liberation. She never hid she was Jewish and nobody at the college or the city ever denounced her. She lost at least 48 people of her family during the Holocaust..

Bearths, marriages and deaths registers in Poland. Research in Przytyk and Kadlub, province of Radom.


This research is original because it has been unexpectedly possible to back up in the past and identify key ancestors in Polish district registers dating from the first quarter of the nineteenth century that had not been indexed by JRI-Poland..





The Jewish life in Belfort.

Marie FEY

The Jews living in Belfort came from many villages of southern Alsace. During the 19th century, they were able to assimilate to the local bourgeoisie while keeping their own rural kind of judaism. They had many children to whom they usually gave biblical names and who took only Jewish spouses. The author focuses on three representative families, the Lehmann, the Brunschwig, and the Grumbach to exemplify this model..




32nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. a first assessment




List of recently received documents and books 


Press and Books review


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