JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen British Naturalizations for Kupishokers #general

Ann Rabinowitz

Very often, there are resources which we neglect to take advantage
of in our research into our family trees as we don't realize that
some of our family may have wandered to a location in the world we
were not aware of.  One such resource is the British Naturalizations
which are located on

It was brought to my attention that these records were available by
another researcher and that he had found a number of naturalizations
for individuals >from my ancestral shtetl of Kupiskis, Lithuania. 
I recognized the family names, but did not realize that these
branches had ended up in the UK.  In fact, some of the records may
provide much additional information on hard to determine families
such as COHEN where there are 5-7 different families in Kupiskis.

Examples of what was found in these records and what makes them so
valuable are the following:

Morris BERGER, age 24, son of Michael and Betsy BERGER, living at
109 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, a veneer merchant, unmarried. 
Naturalization dated April 23, 1900.

Samuel BERGER, age 28, born February 14, 1883, son of Michael and
Rebecca BERGER, living at 13 Ferncliff Road, Dalston, London,
ironmonger's manager, married with children Beatrice, 5, Montagne, 3,
and Care, 6.  Naturalization dated October 12, 1911.

Abraham COHEN, age 32, son of Harris and Fanny COHEN, living at 4
Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London, boot manufacturer, married
with children Rachel, 11, Solomon, 8, Ada, 5, Sophy, 3, and Fanny, 1. 
Naturalization dated December 4, 1902.

Woolf COHEN, age 29, son of Harris and Fanny COHEN, living at 4
Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London, boot manufacturer, married
with children Yetta, 4, John 3, and Ada, 1.  Naturalization dated
December 4, 1902.

Barnett HURWICH, age 39, son of Baer and Bertha HURWICH, living at
16 Battlefield Gardens, Langside, Glasgow, Scotland, cabinetmaker,
married with children Simon, 10, Jacob, 9, Alexander, 7, and
Lazarus, 2.  Naturalization dated October 4, 1907.

Hirsh LEVIN, age , age 34, born February 14, 1877, son of David
Passie LEVIN, living at 125 Victoria Park Road, London, boot and
shoe manufacturer, married with children Esther, 3, and David, 1. 
Naturalization dated July 29, 1911.

Isaac LEVIN, age 35, son of David and Pesha LEVIN, living at 114
Teesdale Street, Hackney Road, London, general cabinet manufacturer,
married with children Bessie, 9, and Ruth, 3.  Naturalization
dated June 2, 1908.

Max ROSEN (originally ROSENKOWITZ), age 28, son of Barnett and
Bertha ROSENKOWITZ, living at 88 Stock Street, Cheetham, Manchester,
a painter, married with child Harris Rosen, 5.  Naturalization
dated July 19, 1904.

Morris SELIGMAN, age 26, son of Kalman and Deborah SELIGMAN, living
at 134 Old Montagne Street, Whitechapel, London, bootmaker, married
with no children.  Naturalization dated February 25, 1897.

Given the above information, researchers can then avail themselves
of the British Census records as well as Kupiskis records which are
to be found on the All Lithuania Database records on the LitvakSIG
site and the Ukmerge District shutterfly site.

Ann Rabinowitz

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