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Josephthal Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 319

Scope and Content Note

This collection brings together genealogical notes and manuscripts which Hans Josephthal (John Joseph Thal) amassed over his entire life. Among these materials are several notes and drafts from 1920s and 1930s Germany, including forms from the Gesellschaft für jüdische Familienforschung in Berlin.

The work that Thal began in Germany he continued after emigrating to the United States. A good example of this transition is the volume in the second folder, which contains both a genealogical manuscript published by Thal in 1932 in Berlin, and an addendum of additions and notes compiled in the 1970s. The collection also contains a reprint of a 19th century handwritten genealogical manuscript on the Berlin family, and a larger family tree diagram.

Dates

  • 1896-1973

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Hans Josephthal, born 1907 in Nuremberg and author of many of the materials in this collection, changed his name to John Joseph Thal after emigrating to the United States.

A manuscript in the first folder indicates the the Berlin and Josephthal families founded a law partnership in Nuremberg, which operated from 1835-1938.

Extent

3 Folders

Abstract

This collection brings together genealogical notes and manuscripts which Hans Josephthal (John Joseph Thal) amassed over his entire life. Among these materials are several notes and drafts from 1920s and 1930s Germany, including forms from the Gesellschaft für jüdische Familienforschung in Berlin.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.
Title
Guide to the Josephthal Family Collection, 1896-1973  AR 319
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 30, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States