I am very excited about this new venture. My husband's grandfather, Nathan
MATFES/MADFES/MADFIS/MATWES, is said to have left Galacia (town unknown) at
about 15 years of age (abt 1882) and travelled to London where he was on the
Yiddish theatre stage prior to emmigration to New York in 1890.
I have found only one reference to this surname, a marriage certificate
dated 12/31/1890 (3 months after his recorded date of immigration to US).
The bride is listed as Leah FISHOFF and the Synagogue is listed as the
Princes St Synagogue in the Parish of Christchurch in the County of
Middlesex.. The registration was in London City.
Can anyone suggest possible resources I might consult to find out more
information on these individuals?