Re: Professional genealogist? (Russia to London migration in early 19th century)


rv Kaplan
 

Can you tell us what CMJ stands for please.

Your question is common, as often the census just says Russia, Russian, Russian Poland etc.  Did anyone in the family naturalise (National Archives in London hold the records).  Are there any surviving family marriage documents - ketubot - which would state where in the old country a marriage took place,

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland
 

On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 at 14:02, <jamehar@...> wrote:
I’ve been researching a branch of my family for some time and have hit a brick wall.

I know that my ancestors moved from ‘Russia’ to London at some point in the first half of the 1800’s, and have found UK census records confirming our family’s oral history. I’ve also identified that my ancestor sent his children to a school run by the CMJ  in Palestine Place (although the CMJ has not been forthcoming in sharing records - even though I know the folios I want access to).

I’d really like to answer the question of where in 19th-century Russia my ancestors came from and what drove them to move (particularly for my grandfather, who is 86 and has never known this), but I’ve reached a dead end.

Can anyone recommend an expert who might be able to help me?

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