No 133 - Spring 2018


Pierre-André Meyer
The Sée family of Bergheim in the 18th century

Known for the personalities who illustrated it in the 19th century, the Sée family is less so for the previous century. This gap was addressed by studying the two lineages from Salomon Sée, who lived in Wattwiller and Huningue in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. One is that of Abraham Sée, an important lender, who was the victim of a resounding lawsuit for usury in 1744 and whose son, Solomon, was murdered two years later; the other is that of Hirtzel See, more modest but less fertile in tragic destinies. From sources often unpublished, the article traces the gradual installation of this family in Bergheim (County of Ribeaupierre) from the beginning of the 18th century to the Revolution.

Laurent Moyse
Going through Imling

Imling is a small town located in the region of Sarrebourg (department of Moselle) which had an important jewish population in the nineteenth century. Like many other communities in the Lorraine area, it vanished during the following century, the old synagogue – which is now used for leisure purposes – being the only remnant of that past. Some celebrities belong to the descendance of those families who lived in Imling

Norbert Bel Ange
The Bel Ange family from Tlemcen to Mostaganem (Algeria)

The cradle of the family seems to lie in Mostaganem, a harbor on the Mediterranean Sea 55 miles east of Oran. The current spelling of this rare surname goes back to the 1870's in Algeria. Older forms of the name as well as family documents have been retrieved in the archives of the French registry office in Algeria (ANOM, Aix-en-Provence). They allowed the author to partially reconstitute his family tree.

Eve Line Blum
Confusions in the civil registers concerning deportees transport #73 : Célestin Belleza and Albert Pinhas

Confusion between several people files when establishing the death certificate of a deported person.

Ton Tielen
Sefaradi sources in Amsterdam archives. Genealogy and Escamot

Archivist in Amsterdam, the author presents the very rich resources of the City Archives as regards the Jewish Portuguese population between the 16th and 19th centuries.


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