Names

Names and how they have changed

Putting the record(s) straight

June 11, 2012
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Some months ago we received some information regarding the family of Abraham Jacob Jonas. We checked  the data and found it sound,  with one exception.  Our correspondent suggested that Benjamin JACOB JONAS  had married a Julia REUBEN daughter of Jacob Reuben of Dover. Problem was that we had well sourced records which showed that...
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Ketuba mystery – solved!

September 8, 2010
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Ketuba mystery – solved!

When it comes to requests for help with family trees, we at www.SynagogeSribes.com are a pretty hard-hearted bunch.   We have to be: if we weren’t, we’d finish up spending all our time on other people’s genealogies,  leaving none for our core work of finding, transcribing and publishing Jewish community records and, with our other...
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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

August 5, 2010
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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

Among the difficulties we encounter when transcribing old community records written in cursive Hebrew, is the appearance of words that have no apparent English equivalent and which usually, but not exclusively, relate to places of origin or occupations. The script in this burial record dated  24 Dec 1804 http://www.synagoguescribes.com/persondetails.php?value=17451 for  a child of Joseph...
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Names and their origins

May 15, 2010
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This is the first in a short series we hope to be able to provide on names, family names and how they have changed over the years. Most Jews arriving in the UK following The Readmission would not have had a Family Name in their country of origin: see http://reocities.com/Paris/Musee/7075/name.html.   Sephardic Jews had their...
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