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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Who were Chaine and Luba RATTNER 1893 from Breman
« on: Saturday 26 January 19 15:46 GMT (UK)  »

I found the handwritten record of
David RATTNER  in 1893 aged 43

Travelling midship from Bremen to NY with 4 pieces of baggage

His wife is named as Chaina ? Its not very legible aged 40
He is listed with 2 sons Moses
& Elie aged 11 and 9 who became dentists in New York
 and 2 daughters Zivia aged 8 and Sara aged 7   who became Celia Silk and Sadie Ratner a hoirticulturalist.

But there is also Lube aged 20
What is her relationship to the family ? If  she is  Lena ?why such a big age gap ?

 David and his children Lena (FELLMAN )Sadie & Morris  RATNER are in burial plot together

Where is his wife.s grave ?
David is listed as a widower in 1915

and why do Morris and Ellis name their mother as Tillie Epstein on naturalisatuion documents.

Is there any evidence of 2 marriages in Russia
Could Chaine be Tillie nee Epstein.

Any idea where they came from more precisely ?

Ps a topic about the  RATNER/SILK family is on the american forum
"Caroline Silk nee Ratner born 1880'.s "


Denbighshire / Publican Butcher and Farmer in 1851 .
« on: Friday 25 January 19 15:40 GMT (UK)  »
I was extremely surprised to find a relative Enoch Jones on 1851 census
Living at ROSE AND crown
Listed as a publican butcher and  farmer of 100 acres

How could he do all 3 jobs .

Cheshire / Baby Annie Jones 1911 who is she .& why crossed out ?
« on: Thursday 24 January 19 16:31 GMT (UK)  »
Ive had another look at 1911
Birkenhead census for my grandfather and his family

Its quite a messy family & totally mistranscribed on ancestry as elder brother George Jones is head of household and  *his sister appears as his daughter
The 2nd line has his mother Maria nee Smith down as having been married 28 years and having 8 children 7 living 1 dead

She had 2 children with her first husband Joseph LEA  and 7 with her second husband Abiah JONES who is staying nearby in 1911
There is a line thru those figures and across a sentence which i think was "separated for ...x ? years

There are also crossing outs and rewritings to get her childrens professions correct .
  The youngest of  my grandfathers brothers is aged 10

Under him is Annie Jones No age given
Her name is then crossed out .
Does this mean she was a baby ? Did she die ?
Could she have belonged to one if the jones elder siblings ?

Any ideas ...?I.d like your theories .?

Leicestershire / Local history mysteries
« on: Monday 03 December 18 07:55 GMT (UK)  »
Hello  kr Hey ducks

new daytime community radio  has been launched on air 1449fm

I've actually been a roving reporter  and coordinator for a year with them when we were online only

Its focus is Leicester. ...not the whole county
My program was "Leicester locals"

I want to have a weekly show called history mysteries ...and wonder if anyone would like to participate share ideas .help make the shows etc

I think it will be very popular and become a daily show but is that my bias cos I like  mysteries and histories and being  a time travel detective

I'm going to start with  a general program about finding grandparents origins .
Then about a street need St Margaret s where many shoe making families

Maybe look at some.local family names

Any ideas .very welcome. ..should I look at well known stories such as green bicycle murder case ? Alice Hawkins ..
What about having grandparents compare toys with grandchildren,
It will all be prerecorded but hope to include an element of listener participation

What woUldale  you like to hear 
any ideas of music tracks with historical edge or do you know any local musicians

I did a show the origins of a box made at a displacement camp near Leicester found the pot war address of tbe maker Estonian who  became a police officer before emigrating to canada

And some stories & poems about my great grandfather  who was arrestedin 1916 in Wales for being given an alien  .

The radio transmission based at the African Caribbean centre so if you tune in evenings it will  be music based show .
Daytime show recorder by presenters at different locations.

My 4th x G gfather James LOVE 1800- abt 1840
Lived in Lanarkshire. as did all the descendants I've found so far

Til 1930.s when my grandparents went to Malta then England

DNA LINKS to 4th cousins who have LOVE surnames on their trees but all seem to be well established in USA by 1740

Or come from Ayrshire Scotland and don't appear to.have Lanarkshire connections

1 has Andrew LOVE born Lanarkshire 1844 d1898 in Ontario

How do I connect  the dots ?
I've been at it all day trying to come up with different ways of doing it .

There are so.many James LOVE s around similar dates that I think a lot of the trees on ancestry are wrong..

The Lighter Side / Fashionable elder in 1940/ 1950 s
« on: Thursday 04 October 18 06:31 BST (UK)  »
I'm reenacting aspects of my great grandmothers life but nobody knew her and we don't have photos

She was a drapers assistant in her 20.s a milliner in her 40's and a housekeeper aged 50
She may have had links to theatre

What would she have worn in 1940's and 50.s

Does anyone have photos of their elder relatives in this era ?
Fashion books only show how the young dressed

Lanarkshire / Motherwell Family history society event Oct 27th
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 23:18 BST (UK)  »
Hello my Scottish research is not up to date but my 92 year old aunt Glasgow  has recently done DNA so id really like to attend this event and some days visiting graves  museums churches streets inGlasgowarea  Cambuslang  especially

I live in Leicester transport costs are going to be high
Any ideas how to keep costs of stay to a minimum. 

The event itself  very cheap...

Other Countries / st Kitts how to research HANLEY/ MATTLEY heritage
« on: Tuesday 11 September 18 02:24 BST (UK)  »
How do I go about helping someone find out about her St Kitts heritage

I managed to find a record of her grandfather Martin Luther HANLEY b10. * Oct 1933  leaving Kingston and arriving Southampton 28 Oct 1960

Destination Leicester

Where  he married Doris MATTLEY in 1963   

I cant find her passage ...she was born 1937  her middle name was Agatha I'm told
She died in Leicester in 2014 but I believe she was also born in st Kitts

Martin Luther HANLEY died June 1978

They had a son 'Steve'  who also died young.  I think his birth name may have been Leroy Irvin S Hanley b1969

Can anyone help us learn more about  the ancestors please

The Common Room / Box from DP camp
« on: Thursday 28 June 18 23:56 BST (UK)  »
Hello i found this lovely box
(If I can post successfully )
The antiques dealer said it must have a story to tell tho in itself wortheless

I told him about rootschat and bet him we could find its origins and maybe the family where it should be returned


Initialso of  thin top of box
.  written on top .

And on bottom.a name

Found during a Leicester  shire house clearance .I have some theories but would like to.hear yours

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