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  1. Synagogue records?

    Do synagogues keeps records similar to the church ones? The reason I ask this is because one of my relatives, an upstanding constable in the City of London police force, Christian Frank Moller, got married on the 5th Sept 1939. The marriage cert indicates the wife as being Cecilia Wiesinger from...

    Started by British Viking‎, 22-07-2010 3:34 AM
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    24-07-2010, 5:49 PM Go to last post
  2. help to identify two jewish hats

    Hi Can anyone point me in the right direction please. After going through my fathers belongings Ive come across two Jewish caps (kippa's) and Id like to send photos to someone who might know a little of their history please. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be wonderful...

    Started by maz1‎, 16-07-2010 12:03 PM
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  3. BENJAMIN SIMONS- HANNAH CRAWCOUR

    For Simons and Crawcour relatives here is initial data on the Benjamin Simons and Hannah Crawcour lines. Hannah Crawcour 1825-1920 ( daughter of Barnett Crawcour 1776-1834 and Fredcha bat Benjamin) married Benjamin Simons in Nov 1861. Benjamin was the son of Philip Simons and Elizabeth Benjamin....

    Started by phillip‎, 09-07-2010 6:44 AM
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    12-07-2010, 7:06 PM Go to last post
  4. JEFFREY ancestors possibly Jewish?

    I hope this is the right forum to ask this question. A Jewish friend commented that my great-grandmother's name Naomi Jeffrey, from Hatton Lincolnshire, sounded Jewish to her. I had thought that the fact that her parents and brothers and sisters had Biblical names was just the fashion of the day....

    Started by mariah‎, 10-06-2010 10:56 AM
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  5. SEEKING OCHBERG ORPHAN DESCENDANTS

    David Solly Sandler of Australia is seeking 2,000 South Africans - descendants of 60 Russian Polish and Ukrainian war and pogrom orphans, known as Ochberg's Orphans. Today, half of the 2,000 descendants live around the world in Israel, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US. In 1921,...

    Started by messers‎, 09-05-2010 7:51 PM
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  6. Help please.

    I am helping a friend to research her Jewish roots. Her paternal side are Jacobs - fruit salesmen from Covent Garden. I have lots of info including a Will, census records; some birth certificates and notices from the Jewish Chronicle - from The Victorian Jew edited by Doreen Berger and from an...

    Started by JessM‎, 15-09-2009 3:55 PM
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  7. PIZER

    Hi All I am researching my maternal grandmother her name was Pauline PIZER. Her death certificate(in Australia) lists Pauline was born in Birmingham in 1864 or 1865. Can anyone please help with any more info. best wishes Jay

    Started by jayanne‎, 14-04-2010 2:38 AM
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    22-04-2010, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  8. Hermann & Emilie Bielefeld Alsace - Help!

    Very new to Genealogy, I have found my great great grandmother (widower) with her 2 children living in London in a 1901 census, I have been told that they came over from Alsace and were Jewish (not sure if they were practicing though) She was Emilie H Bielefeld, married to Hermann (I don't know her...

    Started by AmandaLouise‎, 14-04-2010 4:40 PM
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    15-04-2010, 6:17 PM Go to last post
  9. NUNN & TATT

    I am descended from a Nunn and Tatt in Sturmer, Suffolk. My genes say I am Jewish or at least semetic through the maternal line. I have often been asked if I am Jewish or told that I look Jewish. I would love to know how far this goes back. Genes have been traced from Germany and Sardinia.

    Started by dotto‎, 16-07-2008 8:31 PM
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    12-04-2010, 3:04 PM Go to last post
  10. First wife and sons of Barnet Lebovitch

    Barnet Lebovitch born 21/09/1898 also used the name of Benjamin Lebovitch and in the 1901 census he was down as Barnard Lebovich aged 3, he was in the first World War as Benjamin Lebovitch, he married around the 1920s and had 2 sons, but don't know what his first wifes name was, or the sons, he was...

    Started by azara50‎, 09-04-2010 2:40 PM
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    09-04-2010, 3:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Rueben Stone Killed in Great War

    Hi all ... still researching the Stone family and am now looking at Rueben. I have just found a record of a Rueben Stone from Manchester being killed in the Great War. Is there any way of checking this further to see if it's definately our Rueben? ~x~

    Started by denisepatton‎, 28-01-2010 2:08 PM
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    08-04-2010, 8:15 AM Go to last post
  12. Barnett's of London

    I'm still looking for anyone with information about this family - does anyone have them in their tree (possibly a photo!)? (from 1881 census - 9 Euston Sq, London, Middlesex) Maurice Henry BARNETT age 32 born Finsbury, Middlesex, Umbrella Manufacturer. Maria BARNETT age 33 born Brussels, Belgium...

    Started by topo60‎, 04-04-2010 5:39 PM
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    04-04-2010, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  13. LETSON-LITZIN-JACOBS FAMILY SURNAME ORIGINS

    For my distant Jacobs/Litzin cousins here are some records taken from the Susser Great Synagogue Burial Records which have raised questions regarding the origin of the Litzin/Letson/Litzen last name. These records were identified some months ago by one of my Jacobs distant cousins and further...

    Started by phillip‎, 18-03-2010 10:45 PM
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  14. SARAH PAYNE ANGEL- RUFUS DAVIS-CRAWCOUR

    For researchers interested in the family links between the Davis lines and Moses Angel and the Crawcour families here is further information: Sarah Payne Angel daughter of Rebecca Godfrey ( parents Godfrey Levy/Levy Godfrey and Sarah Crawcour) and Moses Angel married Rufus A Davis in 1865. Rufus...

    Started by phillip‎, 10-03-2010 8:11 PM
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  15. JOHN LEVY (LEVI)-HANNAH CRAWCOUR

    Several years ago one of my Crawcour relatives was trying to seek more information on his family line which linked Levy (Levi) to our mutual Crawcour line. We have not been in touch for some time and he may have discovered more but if any researchers or distant relatives identify any links then I...

    Started by phillip‎, 06-03-2010 9:15 AM
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  16. Tracing Jewish Ancestors

    I know next to nothing about the Jewish faith. From what I have learnt so far it would seem to be a good idea to subscribe to a Jewish Genealogy site because I read somewhere that Jewish marriage ceremonies record information such as the couple's Jewish names and the groom's brothers. Can...

    Started by Cheryl*S‎, 26-01-2010 5:16 PM
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  17. Jewish french polisher Glasgow 1940s

    Can anyone confirm whether Gardiner's was a french polisher company in Glasgow in the 1940s please? My work learnt her trade with a jewish family firm. Ally Whittaker England

    Started by allyj50‎, 10-12-2008 1:03 AM
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  18. Early arrivals to UK - why?

    My paternal ancestors were the Oppenheim and the Hendricks families, both Jewish. My goodness knows how many times G Grandad married in London in 1797 and his mother, Rosie/Rosy Hendricks, I've learned from a book on the family, was of Dutch origin. Her brother, just a couple of years older (and...

    Started by Spangle‎, 10-02-2010 12:02 AM
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    10-02-2010, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  19. Michael Adolphus

    I have turned up a couple of references to "Wulf Ridolphus" also known as "Michael Adolphus" Has any one else come across "Wulf"? My ancestor Joseph Myers married "a daughter of Adolphus" but I can go no further, hence my interest in Michael who was a contemporary of Joseph's son Naphtali...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 09-02-2010 12:10 AM
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    10-02-2010, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  20. Mendel Stone marries Sadie Jelly ... we think

    Hi everyone ... We're trying to do some research for my hubbies Mum. Sadly she and her brothers were taken into care at a very young age and later fostered. She eventually found her Father when he was 79 but he died 18 months later in 1984. Hubbies Mum Jean has always maintained until now that...

    Started by denisepatton‎, 26-01-2010 4:30 PM
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    08-02-2010, 3:31 PM Go to last post

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