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The Common Room / Re: Gilbert Back, Austrian violinist
« on: Monday 11 September 17 09:03 BST (UK)  »
This is to thank all those people who gave me links to info about Gilbert Back.  I am very grateful and now have all the information I need.


The Common Room / Gilbert Back, Austrian violinist
« on: Sunday 10 September 17 16:46 BST (UK)  »
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone have any kind of information on Gilbert Back, an Austrian citizen, probably born around 1900.  He was 1st violinist with the Berliner Philharmonic from 1st October 1925 until around 1935.

The Common Room / Re: Can anyone translate this for me please...?
« on: Saturday 25 May 13 12:43 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, Bookbox.

That confirms what I thought - and thanks for the link too.


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Fareham address
« on: Saturday 25 May 13 12:09 BST (UK)  »
To all those who took the trouble to reply to my original query, and it was so long ago I can't remember when I posted it...

I apologise for not having acknowledged your replies - I never received any notification of them.


The Common Room / Can anyone translate this for me please...?
« on: Saturday 25 May 13 11:48 BST (UK)  »
How I wish I had taken Latin when I had the chance at school!!!

"...filia et haeres Anger et vxoris filiae et heredis Vrswik ..."

I suspect it means "daughter and heiress of Anger and also daughter and heiress of Urswick", but it's the "et vxoris" which I'm not sure of and I would be grateful if someone could confirm or otherwise my suspicions please. 

And also - as the 'v' in vxoris and Vrswik seem to be substitutes for 'U', is it possible that the 'n' in Anger could be a substitute for a 'u'?

The Common Room / Re: Looking for my great uncle Harry
« on: Monday 07 January 13 17:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Igorstrav

Unfortunately I don't know the answer to that. 

I just thought that, as I have been banging my head against a brick wall where uncle Harry is concerned for such a long time, maybe someone on Rootschat might be able to "re-launch" me - so to speak!!

And to Spidermonkey

Sorry if I sounded ungrateful - it's so frustrating when I have all the information about all the rest of his huge family of siblings and nothing about him.  I believe he died in Israel, but have no proof!!


The Common Room / Re: Looking for my great uncle Harry
« on: Monday 07 January 13 17:38 GMT (UK)  »
I am not looking for his birth, I have his birth certificate and, as I said previously, he was born Henry Blumenthal and later changed his name to Harry Dale, which unfortunately is an incredibly common name!!!

The family scattered all over England after the death of their father.  Harry appears on the 1911 Census in Poole, living with an older brother, aged 17, and I also found a record possibly of him serving with the Royal Fusiliers during WWI.

Thanks for the suggestions for Pepi - I will now follow that up.  As his parents and siblings were Jewish I am wondering whether he found himself a Jewish wife - but at least you have given me something more to work on. 

Many thanks for your interest.


Buckinghamshire / Harry Dale
« on: Monday 07 January 13 15:06 GMT (UK)  »
My great uncle, Harry Dale, apparently had an engineering business in High Wycombe in the 1950s or 1960s.  He apparently sold this business in the early to middle 60s, bought a boat and sailed off to the Med. 

I just wondered whether anyone could point me towards any directories in which I might find details of his business.


The Common Room / Looking for my great uncle Harry
« on: Monday 07 January 13 15:01 GMT (UK)  »
Happy New Year to everyone!

I wondered whether anyone on Roots Chat might recognise these somewhat sketchy details.

My great uncle, Henry Blumenthal, was born at 22 Fairclough Lane, Liverpool, England on 22 November 1893, youngest of 13 siblings – children of Nathan Blumenthal and his wife Sarah.

Over the past 7 years I have traced his parents details and ALL of his siblings and their descendants, but cannot find any record of Henry, other than the 1901 and 1911 Census returns.

The main problem is that he changed his name to Harry Dale around the time of WWI.  I know he married because a sketchy tree done by a long-deceased maiden aunt has included a daughter of his who was apparently known in the family as Pepi, but unfortunately not the name of his wife.

He lived in the High Wycombe area after WWII, where he had an engineering business, but apparently sometime in the 1960s he sold his business, bought a boat and sailed for the Mediterranean.  He apparently ended up somewhere in Israel, where he sold the boat and bought another business.

I imagine he must have died in Israel – but when or where I don’t know.

Can anyone tell me how I might go about finding information about him since WWII? 


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