Help with Idea's? #southafrica


Dear JewishGenners
Having drawn a blank in Latvia (no records exist for 1879), spoken to every
living relative, have trawled every page on the SAfrica SIG and many of the
linked resources and still have no solid leads to work on, so I am turning
to this group for some Idea's

I am looking for information about our South African BERNSTEIN family. They
originated in Dvinsk/DAUGAVPILS, Latvia.

Perets and Lily Bernstein >from Latvia had at least one son who went to
England around 1900. Hyman BERNSTEIN (1879-1943) he married Yetta and had 3
children Percy, Rachel Leah and Bernard.

Another son born went to South Africa (via England), we know that this
brother was married (not sure if in UK or SA) we also know that the family
where still in South Africa in the early 50's this is the family we are
trying to locate.

Did the Jewish immigrants in SA live in communities or have burial societies
from the old country similar to other worldwide communities, if so do
records exist?

Where do I go >from here? I am considering writing to every BERNSTEIN in the
South African phone book! unless anyone can give me other avenues to explore
first. .

Russell Vaughan

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