Date & Time
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Virtual Program
Ticketing $5/general public, Free/JGS Pittsburgh members

Waves of French-Jewish immigrants came to North America.

This presentation will discuss some of the reasons behind emigration and what else you can learn about your French Jewish relatives.

There is an extensive and varied collection of material available for genealogical research for the 20th and 19th centuries, and resources do exist for the 18th century. These include civil vital records, military documents, Census records, cadastral registers, National and Departmental Archives, and many databases.

This presentation aims to show you where to find these materials and how best to use them to further your research.

This program is possible through the generous support of the William M. Lowenstein Genealogical Research Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.


“Jewish Genealogical Resources in France: Understanding Your Jewish Family” is a collaboration between the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh and the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center. Please register online. The program is free for JGS-Pittsburgh members and $5 for the general public. To become a member of the JGS-Pittsburgh and receive a free membership code for this program, please visit its website.

This program will be recorded and made available to current JGS-Pittsburgh members.

About the Speaker

Claire Weill has French Ashkenazi Jewish roots. She is Professeure de Chaire Supérieure and teaches Spanish Literature. She has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years, with a special interest in Alsace. She is a board member of the CGJ, Cercle de Généalogie Juive, the first Jewish French Genealogical association, with more than 700 members and a huge collection of information. She recently joined JewishGen as a Project Coordinator for the France Research Division.