Re: Religious Marriage of Rose and Irving HELFMAN #general


Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

"Zev Griner" <zgriner@...> wrote in message

Unlike a civil ceremony that is recorded for posterity, a religious
ceremony would have been recorded in the ketubah, religious marriage
contract, your father would have signed. Technically, this contract
belonged to your mother, but most probably was put into an envelope and
kept in drawer or folder. The rabbi that married them may have kept
personal records, but I don't think they were recorded elsewhere.
I don't know the situation in the States but in the UK the synagogue
secretary is also the Registrar for Marriages under UK Law.

See http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/engmarr.shtml for finding marriage documents for
Jewish marriages in England.

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/images/civilmarriage.gif shows the civil certificate
which was issued by the Registrar at the synagogue at the same time as the
religious wedding.

I presume that the copy has been sent to the Registrar General while the
synagogue (the Registrar) has their own record. I don't know what happens to
this when the synagogue closes or the book is completed.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)

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