Re: Genealogy Research on LIEBERMAN South African Family Member Originally from Belarus #belarus #southafrica


Jason - I have a copy of 1929 South African Jewish Yearbook which shows an entry for Abraham Liberman, born in UK in 1874, married Dora Buirski in 1899 in SA and had four children. He was listed as a merchant in the business directory and was involved in various communal activities, including as President of Cape Town Hebrew Congregation. 

There was a close connection between these two families. Lieberman & Buirski was a successful firm specialising in wheat and wool and co owned by Hymie Lieberman (who was the first Jewish mayor of Cape Town 1903-07) and Abraham Buirski. 

You did not mention the first name of your great great aunt but I would research marriage and immigration records in SA databases. Also look at business archives there as they may reveal unexpected information about the possible department store. Do let me know if any further queries emerge and I can consult the yearbook!

With all good wishes - Howard Lewis 

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