Rachel Poole <rachel.poole3@...>
In Christine Usdin's listings for Births records. Liepaja 1871 the birth is
recorded of a Lea Genna Kahn - Father Benjamin Mother Malka Falk - There are
other births listed to these parents namely Roza & Hosias in a similar time
Do these names sound familiar to you? My great grandmother was Jane Cohen.
from her Hebrew Marriage Authorisation we know she was born in Courland(town unknown) and her father was Bentzion/Benjamin. Her marriage
authorisation has her first name as Sheina. >from her marriage certificate
(London 1893) and death certificate (Swansea, Wales 1955) we can work out
her birth as having been about 1872/73.
I know nothing else of her life before coming to England - I don't even know
her mother's name or whether they came to England with her as searches of
the relevant census to not have Jane or her father living in the same house.
I'm hoping someone will recognise the birth listed or the Benjamin Kahn /
Malka Falk marriage so that I can either rule out this birth being that of
my ggm or investigate it further.
The other thing of interest would be any thoughts of what the English form
of Malka may be. Jane went on to have 3 daughters so I'm looking for a
possible pattern of names in our female line
Searching: COHEN- Courland, London, Wales, SILVER - Russia, London, Wales,
Belfast, Glasgow, Canada, LEVIN/E - Belarus, London, Liverpool, PALTO -
Wales, LIPSTITS/LIFSHITZ/LYPSCYZ - Belarus, USA, UK, CASSELL - UK & South
Africa, SHANDEL - UK & USA