Re: Looking for help please - searching great grandparents

Susan Millar

Hello Eva,

Thank you for your reply.   I will certainly look at JGSGB.

I do know of my greatgrandparents life once in England.
Mark was a Ladies Tailor and had several shops, one in Little Poland St, London and also at Ladbroke Grove, they lived above the shop.

I have never managed to find the arrival shipping manifest .  Given Harry & Rachel’s ages on the 1911 census, I have guessed an arrival year.

I have ordered a copy of Harry’s naturalisation certificate, hopefully I can learn something from that.

My mum tells me Esther was from Warsaw and Mark was a white Russian.

Thanks for your tips.


From: Eva Lawrence <eva.lawrence@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:57:50 AM
To: main@... <main@...>; susan_millar@... <susan_millar@...>
Subject: Re: Looking for help please - searching great grandparents
If you are investigating ancestors in London, the organisation to turn
to is JGSGB, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, which is
affiliated to JewisGen. We have a website and a discussion group where
you can pose quections and get knowledgeable  advice.
My own advice would be to find out more about the couple's lives: His
trade or profession from censuses , the exact date of immigration
because,  the passenger list of the boat they arrived on would give
clues to their town of origin.  A signature on an image of an original
document would check the spelling of his name - and  dictionary of
Jewish surnames could suggest possible places of origin.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK

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