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The Lighter Side / Re: Earning money for genealogy research?
« on: Tuesday 23 April 19 16:15 BST (UK)  »
So, all round, the O P's question draws the answer from us - "Not very likely, try something else as a vacation job"?
Better to be realistic.

The Common Room / Re: Jewish Ancestry
« on: Tuesday 23 April 19 16:13 BST (UK)  »
I still think that your best bet will be any synagogue close to where they lived. And probably a lot cheaper, too. Use Mr Google and see what you can find, then approach them directly.

The Common Room / Re: Jewish Ancestry
« on: Monday 22 April 19 17:24 BST (UK)  »
Isn't that the same ideal timing as Islamic? I'd always assumed that it was a hygiene - based requirement that developed in hot countries?

The Lighter Side / Re: Earning money for genealogy research?
« on: Monday 22 April 19 16:41 BST (UK)  »
Now: that last idea sounds like the best one to me. There have been other posts about people wanting to take on research tasks for fees, and with so many talented amateurs, I suspect you'd have to have exceptional access to resources, and lay out quite a lot on subs to sites to manage anything that would prove financially rewarding.
Offering local interest columns for a small fee might work. Take well-known ( and numerous!) historical local family names, and start hopping about in early church registers and censuses. Don't come too up to date in case you hit family secrets! ... you never know, a descendant of a family might ask you to do more ( for a fee)?

The Common Room / Re: Jewish Ancestry
« on: Monday 22 April 19 16:33 BST (UK)  »
I'd forgotten that Sarah is ( often) used for female converts! Thanks for reminding me.

The Common Room / Re: Missing prayer desk, Carlisle
« on: Monday 22 April 19 16:24 BST (UK)  »
How rotten! I know how you must feel - I've tried for a couple of years to track down whoever is in charge of a certain local history society, been given three e-mail addresses for him .... never a reply!

The Common Room / Re: Jewish Ancestry
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 17:58 BST (UK)  »
- and remember: "There's nowt as odd as families"!
Perhaps if she'd had a very non-O.T. name like .... Psyche, or something equally pagan, that's what I was thinking of, then at that time it may not have seemed as acceptable - and she might merely have adopted a more Jewish first name, to fit in with his family? Not impossible. We can all call ourselves whatever we want, remember! Good luck with your hunt.

The Lighter Side / Re: That death you could never find .....
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 15:27 BST (UK)  »
Isn't it rather good to think that even totally unknown they were properly buried, and recorded in some way? I've seen entries of unknowns where the person writing the register has tried to include further scraps of information, and sometimes they must have led eventually to identification of the deceased?

The Common Room / Re: Jewish Ancestry
« on: Sunday 21 April 19 15:22 BST (UK)  »
It may have been that she had an "unsuitable" (non-biblical?) name? Jewish descent is traced via the maternal line - if Mum was Jewish, you are, if Mum wasn't, it's iffy.
If you know the area they lived in, direct contact with the local synagogue may produce records?

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