Re: Help! Hitting brick walls due to NYC record restrictions #usa #records

Michele Lock

I believe the above comment about a possible mis-transcription of Cohen as 'Colon' is in reference to the FamilySearch record image I posted above.

When I began to first look into my paternal family's history, in US records I found Colon numerous times, but also occasionally Collins and a few rare times Cohen.

Jewishgen records have solved this mystery. The name in Lithuania was originally Kalon or Kolon. It is pronounced like Collins, but without the 's'.
Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lewin/Levin in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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