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22 June 2016

  • Following more attempts at hacking moved away from Joomla to WordPress
  • Changed the server set-up to incorporate extra security.

16 November 2015

  • Long while since I put out an update
  • Updated to Joomla 3.4 (earlier in 2015)
  • Moved domain name jacobstree.co.uk to main hosting site
  • Moved files to their own domain at current host – no longer sharing with quarlton.co.uk

04 September 2011

  • Updated to Joomla 1.7
  • Added a number of newspaper scans sent in by Phil
  • Added 2nd page of John Pesman’s will (Sent in by Eileen Bird)
  • Added couple of items in the newsletter about Discounted Bills and Prosecutions

03 July 2011

  • Added a number of wills that had come in, not all related.
  • Added a lot of Pesman/Da Costa information courtesy of Eileen Bird
  • Added ‘Last Updated’ to the Breadcrumb on the home page. Not sure if it is working properly yet.

05 June 2011

  • Added more information about the Solomon/Levy families
  • Updated information on the Isaacs – including the newly appeared middle name of Baber/Beber
  • Published a lot of information from Eileen Bird on Pesman/Pesman Capua
  • Added Time zone clocks to Joomla home page
  • Changed photo album from HTTPhotos to SPGM built into Joomla

 

25 April 2011

  • Added a lot of information from Jenny & Katrina about the Solomon/Levy families
  • Added information from Phil and I about the British Levy family
  • Article about the Levy’s by Phil and myself
  • Comment about some possible Litzens
  • Some information on David Jacobs (son of Ralph)
  • Some notes on visit to Brighton Records Centre & East Sussex Record Office

 

13 March 2011

  • Added details about the Mooney family
  • Note about Henry Jacobs [Z 005] and a court case that made history.
  • Mentioned that June Keating had an article about Samuel Jacobs printed in ‘The Examiner’
  • Solomon Jacobs changed his name to Alfred Edwards before the 1911 census
  • Edward Lawrence Levy and family changed their name to Lewis.
  • John Jacobs – Catherine Newman – Catherine (Kate) originally known to us as Newman but turns out she was originally Cooper and name changed in 1911 – pre census but she still used Cooper on her marriage certificate after the census.
  • Gerry found parents for Sarah Levy wife of Moses Jacobs

 

 

20 February 2011

  • Added tombstone photo of Henry Jacobs [Z005] – courtesy of Gerry Newnham
  • Added a number of 1910 USA census entries – Ancestry had a free access session

06 February 2011

  • Added some extra details to the Swaebe part of the tree including some half-siblings for Daniel Ben Moya Swaebe.
  • I forgot to credit Roy Parker for his work with Gerry on Adeline Jacobs, Roy’s name has now been added to the article credit.
  • Roderick has recently sent me a copy of Phillis Jacobs’ death certificate. Her death was registered by Nathan Barnett not her husband Jacob (John) and more interestingly her husband is listed as being Angel Jacobs – another little mystery.
  • Carol Freeman’s daughter, Susie, recently got married. Her husband and his parents have been added to the tree.
  • I was recently contacted by two ladies, Katrina & Jenny, regarding Julia Isaacs.
  • Julia is the sister of Rebecca Isaacs who married Henry Jacobs [Z085] in 1841.
  • If anyone has any information, please let me know.
  • Added a number of extra Yoxalls in the tree.
  • Added quite a lot of Pursseys to the tree.
  • Added Tracy Turner Peacock to Big Tree image
  • Added Brenda Poulson to Big Tree image

28 November 2010

  • Added the birth, and death of Simeon Jacobs, both in 1864.
  • Added two photographs of Henry & Hannah Gomm’s tombstone, courtesy of Nellie Johnston.
  • Added death for Sarah Levy thanks to Gerry for providing the death certificate.
  • Adeline Philippa Jacobs(daughter of Henry Jacobs & Ellen Silverstone) added
  • Brent Aplin in New Zealand added to big tree
  • Ancestry I’ve recently added the Jacobs tree to my Ancestry trees (unfortunately it’s not showing for some reason at present) and am amazed at how many other matches there are, and not from people on our Jacobs Tree list.
  • Jacobs in Brighton – added information about Henry Jacobs and family
  • Corrected 1841 census for Rebecca Isaacs and added siblings
  • Jacobs court cases – there’s been some discussion, will update next month.
  • Updated Joomla to version 1.5.22

09 October 2010

  • Added material provided by Gerry Newnham to Moses Jacobs [Z 009]
  • Added material provided by Gerry Newnham to David Jacobs
  • Added material provided by Nellie Johnston & June Keating to Lawrence Jacobs & family
  • Added article about Lawrence Jacobs
  • Software – Recommended a calendar program called Calisto
  • http://homepages.tesco.net/~jk.calisto/calisto/program/index.htm
  • Updated Joomla to v1.5.21

 

26 September 2010

  • Removed Solomon Jacobs from ‘Most Wanted ‘ list
  • Added details about Solomon Jacobs
  • Added details of Samuel Jacobs possibly being a criminal
  • Updated Henry Gomm
  • Added the will of Daniel Myers

19 September 2010

  • Added new cousin Roy Parker to Big Tree
  • Merged a number of new relatives from Roy’s database
  • Added a number of photos received from Roy
  • Added wife for David Jacobs (Letson)
  • Added comment about people doing DNA testing
  • Passenger list entries for Moses & Julia Jacobs
  • Note regarding the Wills Index on Ancestry – added some entries
  • Quite a large update on Solomon Jacobs aka Alfred Edwards

 

15 August 2010

  • Site moved from 123-REG to UKHosts4U
  • TNG Updated to version 8.0
  • Joomla updated to version 1.5.20
  • Updated links that were either changed or no longer valid
  • Added a list of extracted data from Trade Directories courtesy of Gerry Newnham
  • Added a list of extracted data from London Land Tax Schedulescourtesy of Gerry Newnham

04 July 2010

  • Tip for locating streets in the census.
    The National Archives have a project called ‘Your Archives’ which contains, amongst other things, a partial set of street indexes to the many of the censuses. http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Help:Census_Street_searches
  • London Metropolitan Archives
    The LMA have a searchable catalogue which gives summaries of records. http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
  • Updated information:
  • Solomon Jacobs
    Added Solomon Jacobs to the database
    Birth certificate for Solomon (Courtesy of Anne Tong)
    Added sister for Rebecca Isaacs, Rachael, born Amsterdam.
    Added 1871 & 1881 census for Henry Jacobs & family
  • Ben Moya/Swaebe
    Found an additional child for Henry & Sarah Ben Moya / Swaebe in the 1891 census. Sarah has a son, Henry living with her. Henry was born in Toronto about 1870. Added birth certificate and details for Rebecca Benmoya Swaebe.
    There are 2 additional certificates that Hilary sent me that I hadn’t added possibly because I hadn’t realised their significance – I can’t remember.
    David Swaebe marrying Jessey Benmoya in 1844 (Jessy was married to Isaac Ben Moya and is Daniel’s mother. Unfortunately I can’t read the surname of Jessey’s father.
    The birth of David Barnet Swaebe to David Jenkins Swaebe and Annie Swaebe (nee Watski)
    In the 1851 census Daniel and Jessy Swaebe with their children including Daniel who was born in Brazil , are all shown as Swaebe.

06 June 2010

  • Added 1881 & 1901 census for family of David Heller & Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs (Heller) died Q2 1907
  • Frederick Stafford Fairclough – 1911 census as Student in Teacher Training College. Also 1901 with his parents and cousin Ethel M Curr
  • Added a first wife (Elizabeth Mackenzie Daniel) for Lionel Goldsmid (husband of Catherine (Kate)Hart). Also found that he was a Captain in the Merchant Navy
  • Corrected an error in the ‘Jotting’ Samuel & Lawrence Jacobs which had Samuel marrying twice in Australia when one marriage was in Australia and the other in New Zealand
    – thanks to June Keating for picking this up.
  • 1911 Census for Walter Guy Rayne, also marriage certificate. Originally his wife was listed as Elizabeth Sparks, now corrected to Louisa Elizabeth Sparks. Also note that
    Louisa Elizabeth’s birth is recorded as Elizabeth Louisa Father added for both of them.Also added a brother, Harry, for Walter
  • 1911 Census for Henry Rossner. Also confirmed that his second wife was Marion Nathan

22 February 2010

  • Birth certificate of Rosa Silverstone which shows her mother was Hannah Harris
  • 1850 census for Cincinnati. This shows an Abraham Harris who Gerry believes could be Hannah’s younger brother based on a ship’s manifest he found.
  • Ships’ manifest showing Hannah Silverstone and her children travelling from Liverpool to New Orleans with a final destination ofIllinois. – I not that they travelled steerage class.
  • Death Certificate of David Jacobs [Z 265] son of Henry Jacobs and Ellen Silverstone
  • Birth Certificate of Emma Brown (wife of David Jacobs above) which gives her parents.
  • Old Bailey entries for Jacob and Ellen Silverstone, as the injured party.

05 January 2010

  • Added Richard Swaebe to BigTree
  • Added a number of 1911 censuses
  • Updated link to Angela Shire’s synagogue records (actualy done on 15 Dec 2009)

11 October 2009

  • Incorporated Carol (Garfiel) Freeman’s tree into the database
  • Added copy of David Jacob’s will (David s/o Henry & Ellen Silverstone)
  • Added some extra court information about David Jacobs (Letzen)
  • Updated web link to new Old Bailey website

13 September 2009

  • Updated BigTree to show Steve Jacobs and Gerry Newnham
  • Added a lot of information on the Capua family courtesy Eileen Bird
  • Added Eileen’s notes as a ‘Jotting’
  • Robert Ward sent me some information on
  • Added Robert’s notes as a ‘Jotting’
  • Added some notes
  • Updated database
  • Added wills for Mordecai & Hannah Capua

21 May 2009

  • Updated Big tree
    Added Margaret Brookes
    Added Gareth Jacobs
  • Update to the Pelvin family courtesy of Winsome Griffin.
  • Hilary Soper sent me some information and certificates for the Benmoya- Swaebe side which I have added.
  • Belatedly updated the Levy family (descendents of Daniel Levy and Amelia Jacobs) courtesy of information received from Carol last year.
  • Lynda Kelly has been especially busy :-
    Added Marriage certificate for Minnie Jacobs & James Gardner
    Added information on the children of Minnie Jacobs
    Added a whole new photo album (Minnie Jacobs) courtesy of Lynda.
  • David Gardner also contributed information regarding Minnie & James Gardner including an excellent newspaper cutting regarding Minnie’ Diamond wedding anniversary. [Lynda also sent a copy but David’s arrived first J]
  • Corrected two errors in the database:
    Jean Lark was the name of Sydney George Jacob’s first wife, not Jean Edlin as was originally shown. Also Dennis Jacobs was their son, not the son of Sydney by his second wife. Thanks to Sydney’s grandson Gareth Jacobs for the corrections.
  • Cosmetic changes
    In response to comments from a couple of people whose work is cited within the pages of the website I have added a ‘Credits and Acknowledgments’ section.
  • The family tree database has had a bit of a facelift – I was bored with the old colour scheme, but is functionally unchanged.
  • Also added a new viewer module so that when looking at source images they are contained within a frame and you can zoom in and out to suit your needs. This is a bit friendlier and tidier.

30 November 2008

  • Website restored – still some work to do (new installation of Joomla on order)
  • Added three photographs (Simons – Jacobs) provided by Manfred Lindner

29 November 2008

  • 27 November some b*!”£%& hijacked the website! They replaced the index.html files with their own. Lot of work to get it sorted – note for future is to make sure that I keep better backup copies of the files.

02 November 2008

  • Added direct descendants from Julia Jacobs down to Roderick Young
  • I have been contacted by cousins Gary Kent and David Liss who are both descended from Henry Jacobs [Z033] and Ellen Silverstone :
    Thanks to Gary we now have Ellen Silverstone and her sons Lewis and Morris Jacobs (with his wife Sylvia Solomons and son) in the 1891 census and Sylvia Solomons in the 1881 with her parents.
    Thanks to David we have the marriage certificate of Morris and Sylvia
  • Another descendent of Henry Jacobs [Z033] but this time with Elizabeth Twine, is Donna Wilder.
    She has given me a brief outline of her tree which I have incorporated but as yet I have only got dates a couple of events.

    Technical

  • Microsoft have issued Internet Explorer 8 as a Beta.
  • I have checked that the web site is OK using this version.
  • However I have found problems in everyday use, not least when I’ve been trying to updating the website.

 

20 October 2008

  • Added some photographs to the Jacobs-Levy-Swaebe album courtesy of Debbie Bozkurt
  • Added a photo of Julia Jacobs courtesy of Roderick Young
  • I have replaced Berger scans that had to be removed for copyright reasons with a transcript and two trees based on the data.
  • Added direct descendents from Ralph Jacobs to Debbie Bozkurt (Curson)
  • I received some extra information from Sarah-Jane Silver regarding the Simons family which I have added.
  • Add link to http://genealogy.metastudies.net/ which concentrates on the Cohen and Cassirer family tree but has some data on Henry Jacobs and the Hart and Crawcour lines.
  • Google have released a web browser called Chrome and I have done a preliminary check for compatibility of website with Google Chrome and it seems OK. Will try again once Chrome comes out of Beta stage.
  • Added Birth Cert – Nancy Jacobs [Z569] courtesy of Helen Redmond

 

7 September 2008

  • Corrected error in database regarding Sarah Hannah Jacobs, Isaac Cooley and Patrick White:-

Deleted Isaac Cooley as spouse of Sarah Hannah and father of George Henry White and Samuel Long White

Re-assigned George Henry and Samuel Long to be sons of Sarah Hannah and Unknown person

  • Added descendents coming down from Elizabeth Jacobs [Z061] to link up with Phil Kirby
  • Added descendents coming down from Henry Jacobs [Z085] to link up with Peter Susman
  • Added descendents coming down from Moses Jacobs [Z009] to link up with Dave Simpson
  • Added the followingcertificates received from Helen Redmond – thanks Helen

Birth Certificate – Isabella Jacobs [Z446](d/o David & Martha (nee Nathan))

Birth Certificate – Lewis Jacobs [Z436] (s/o David & Martha (nee Nathan))

Birth Certificate – Leah Jacobs [Z563]

Death Certificate – Lewis Jacobs [Z436] (s/o David & Martha (nee Nathan))

Death Certificate – Leah Simons (nee Jacobs) [Z415] widow of Joseph Simons

Death Certificate – Hannah Jacobs[Z068] (nee Solomon)

Marriage Certificate – Henry Jacobs [Z425] & Mary Ann Levy

These certificates along with the census details that Helen sent help us extend the line of Henry Jacobs [Z425] and Mary Ann Levy

Note that in 1881 Census Joseph and Leah Simons are down as Symonds

  • Added 2 US censuses:-

1900 US census for Moses Jacobs & Julia Wolley.

We are told that they had 4 children but one died – that will be Deborah

1880 US census entry for Manfred Lindner Sr [Includes parents]

  • Visit to LDS Family History Centre

Following Philip and My visit to the LDS Family Record Centre we can add the following scans from the Great Synagogue registers:

There is more work to be done here yet.

These marriages donot give us any new information, they simply prove what we already knew.

Marriage Certificate – Henry Jacobs [Z007] & Elizabeth Myers

Marriage Certificate – Lewis Jacobs [Z071] & Malcha Levi

Marriage Certificate – Moses Jacobs [Z067] & Hannah Solomon

Marriage Certificate – Jacob (John) Jacobs[Z065] & Phillis Jacobs

Marriage Certificate – Henry Jacobs [Z005] & Kitty Moses

The following births are a mixture of the known and unknown.

Birth Certificate – Sarah Jacobs [Z095] d/o Henry Jacobs and Rebecca (nee Isaacs)

Birth Certificate – Rebecca Jacobs [Z119] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

Birth Certificate – Philis Jacobs [Z115] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

Birth Certificate – Phillis Jacobs [Z097] d/o Henry Jacobs and Rebecca (nee Isaacs)

Birth Certificate – Jane Jacobs [Z099]d/o Henry Jacobs and Rebecca (nee Isaacs)

Birth Certificate – Aaron Jacobs [Z121] s/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

Birth Certificate – Angel Jacobs [Z015] s/o Henry Jacobs and Elizabeth (nee Myers)

*Up to now I have only had an entry for an A H Jacobs based on entries in Berger at the time of his mother’s death in 1877.

*I believe that AngelJacobs could be the AH referred to.If you know/think different, please tell me.

Birth Certificate -Jane Jacobs [Z111] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*Now our current entry for Jane is based on the 1851 census which appears to gives her age as 16

*The entry is poor but the age is based on her being above her 12 year old sister in the list.

*I now believe that the age reads 10 and is simply out of order in the list

Birth Certificate – Elizabeth Jacobs [Z581] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*This is a new entry

Birth Certificte – Rachel Jacobs [Z583] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*This is a new entry

Birth Certificate – Moses (Myer/Morris) [Z117]d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*Until now we have only known him as Myer (1851 census) or Morris (1861 census)

  • From synagoguetranscript provided by Debbie Bozkurt

Birth date (6 Oct 1862) of David Jacobs [Z265] s/o Henry Jacobs & Ellen (nee Silverstone)

1 Dec 1853 there is a birth of Jacob Jacobs s/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*I believe that this could be John Jacobs [Z123]. The dates fit and we have other instances of Jacob being changed to John

  • Susman photos

Two photographs from Peter Susman, via Debbie Bozkurt.

They feature Daniel Susman, Julius Susman and Jane Susman (nee Jacobs)

The first is the original and the second is a ‘tweaked’ version.

23 August 2008

Updated sources for numerous entries based on the certificates etc received.

  • Added following certificates etc kindly provided by:-
    Helen Redmond:
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-David – Nathan-Martha
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-Isabella – Proctor-Charles
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-Leah – Simons-Joseph
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-Moses – Wolly-Julia
    Marriage Cert – Leah Jacobs – Marks-Philip
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs, Elizabeth – Lazarus, Moses
    Death Cert – Jacobs, Martha [Z422]
    Death Cert – Jacobs, Isabella [Z446]
    Death Cert – Jacobs, David [Z421]
    Birth Cert – Jacobs, Henry [Z425]
    Photograph: Isabella Proctor (nee Jacobs) & Betty Cormack [In Photograph Album]
    Removal Order for Moses Jacobs [Z067] – a brilliant document! [See short article under Articles, People]

Debbie Bozkurt:
Death Cert – Dias, Daniel
Death Cert – Capua, Lewis (Pesman)
Death Cert – Jacobs, Phyllis [Z115]
Marriage Cert – Jacobs, Sarah [Z091] & Daniel Ben Moya/Swaebe
Marriage Cert – Jacobs, Michael [Z103] & Leah Schneider
Death Notice – Jacobs, Ezra (Houser) ex Jewish Chronicle
Will – Jacobs, Jane (Capua/Dias) [Z091]

10 August 2008

  • Added jottings regarding Blake Jacobs
  • Added 2 wills and 5 certificates regarding Blake Jacobs’ family
  • Neither of the above two items are believed to be connected to ‘our’ Jacobs
  • Added death certificate for Elizabeth Twine
  • Added spouse and offspring for Moses Jacobs courtesy of Manfred Lindner and Helen Redmond
  • Updated ‘BigTree’ to incorporate this
  • Added the following details that either I didn’t know, or wasn’t aware that I knew:
    • marriage of Lewis Jacobs to Milcha Levi
    • burial date for David Jacobs/Letson
    • father for David Jacobs/Letson
    • infant child for Philip Jacobs (burial entry)
    • child for Henry Jacobs (burial entry)
    • child for Jacob Jacobs (burial entry)
    • child for Philip Jacobs (burial entry)
    • Judah, son of Henry Jacobs (burial entry)
    • Ralph Jacobs s/o David Letson (marriage entry
  • Updated ‘Welcome message’ to include reference to Jacob Litzen

14 July 2008

  • Updated TNG database to v7
  • Modified Jacobs database links so that now open in main window – Vista sidebar using too much real estate.
  • Updated Joomla to v1.5.4
  • Installed FCKeditor v2.5.1 as TinyMCE was giving me problems in IE but OK in Firefox
  • Changed ‘Jacobs Database’ so that it opens in parent window rather than in centre panel

13 July 2008

  • Added Sue Warrington ‘BigTree’ page
  • Added death certificate for Moses Jacobs, courtesy of Peter Wales
  • Added photograph of Louise Heller to photo gallery (Jacobs-Levy-Swaebe), courtesy of Debie Bozkurt

28 May 2008

  • Added article on proving Elizabeth Twine’s relationship to Henry Jacobs
  • Added parents & siblings for Ellen Silverstone based on 1850 US Census
  • Added 2 more images of Alice Jacobs to the photograph album
  • Added photo of Alfred, Lucille and George Bristowe to photograph album
  • Added link to GenPals cemetary records under the photograph’s section
  • Corrected some details on Alfred Stine Bristow’s record
  • Updated Henry Jacobs’ record – added death certificate
  • Updated Ellen Silverstone’s record – added death certificate, 1850 census, parents & siblings

25 Mar 2008

  • Added photographs of Alice Jacobs from Peter Wales
  • Added article about Wizard jacobs from Nellie Johnston
  • Added June Keating’s tree to the database

19 Mar 2008

  • Incorporated the Mormon’s Knowle records into the database

16 Mar 2008

  • Added photographs of the Brahams
  • ‘Big Tree’ updated to include Hilary Soper

09 Mar 2008

  • Joomla Content Management System introduced

01 Mar 2008

  • Updated database to include certificates from Debbies
  • Updated Links page to include 2 links to external websites (Hart-Solomon & Levy)
  • Added article on Jacobs and The Law

17 Feb 2008

  • Added ‘Jacobs and the Law’

10 Feb 2008

  • Photographs page added – with photo of Henry Jacobs [Z051], Ernest Levy and his wife Isabella
  • Added new items to Deb’s Theories
  • Biographies link added to home page
  • New report from Debbie added to biographies page
  • Most wanted page updated
  • Article on Antipodean relatives added
  • Added more information on the Jacobs that went to Australia and New Zealand
  • Added some extra items to the links page
  • Updated front page with extra links

29 Jan 2008

  • Added Google maps to individual’s pages
  • Switched on extra event tags (Address, Census & Court Trial)
  • Changed colour scheme
  • Added date to the header section
  • Changed layout of Update page

18 Jan 2008

  • Complete revamp of site.
  • TNG database added to handle most of the data.
  • phpBB3 added to provide bulletin board feature.
  • Most other pages revamped
  • New articles by Roderick, Debbie and Dave added

06 Jan 2008

  • ‘Where they lived’ map added

01 Jan 2008

  • Hyamson Trees, original & new posted – see Links & Sources page
  • Certificates page added – see Links & Sources page

22 Dec 2007

  • Site modified to display correctly using Firefox

17 Dec 2007

  • Hosting moved to new site after old one ran out of space.
  • We now have lots of space so expect more data in the New Year.

16 Dec 2007

  • Added two descendent trees from Phil Kirby
  • Added Nerwich History, a work in progress from Debbie Bozkurt
  • Removed links from Overview page. Redundant now with Links/Sources page.
  • Updated tree to include Elizabeth Jacobs d/o David
  • Corrected typo in intro to Old Bailey transcripts linking Kitty Moses to Philip rather than Henry (Thanks Phil)
  • Carol pointed our that I had confused some events for Henry [Z005]and Henry [Z007]. This has now been sorted and a new copy of the tree posted

09 Dec 2007

  • Links & Sources page added, with data
  • Big Tree updated to show more people’s entry point and image changed to png format

08 Dec 2007

  • David Jacobs [Z001] updated
  • Henry Jacobs [Z005] updated
  • Philip Jacobs [Z003] updated
  • Added the will of Philip Jacobs [Z003] to overview page.
  • Updated the ‘Old Bailey’ records to include mention of Kitty Moses
  • Nominet confirm issuing of domain name ‘www.jacobstree.co.uk’

07 Dec 2007

  • Update page added, Visitor counter added

05 Dec 2007

  • Site launched

UPDATES PAGE

22 February 2010

  • Birth certificate of Rosa Silverstone which shows her mother was Hannah Harris
  • 1850 census for Cincinnati. This shows an Abraham Harris who Gerry believes could be Hannah's younger brother based on a ship's manifest he found.
  • Ships' manifest showing Hannah Silverstone and her children travelling from Liverpool to New Orleans with a final destination of Illinois. - I not that they travelled steerage class.
  • Death Certificate of David Jacobs [Z 265] son of Henry Jacobs and Ellen Silverstone
  • Birth Certificate of Emma Brown (wife of David Jacobs above) which gives her parents.
  • Old Bailey entries for Jacob and Ellen Silverstone, as the injured party.

05 January 2010

  • Added Richard Swaebe to BigTree
  • Added a number of 1911 censuses
  • Updated link to Angela Shire’s synagogue records (actualy done on 15 Dec 2009)

11 October 2009

  • Incorporated Carol (Garfiel) Freeman’s tree into the database
  • Added copy of David Jacob’s will (David s/o Henry & Ellen Silverstone)
  • Added some extra court information about David Jacobs (Letzen)
  • Updated web link to new Old Bailey website

13 September 2009

  • Updated BigTree to show Steve Jacobs and Gerry Newnham
  • Added a lot of information on the Capua family courtesy Eileen Bird
  • Added Eileen’s notes as a ‘Jotting’
  • Robert Ward sent me some information on
  • Added Robert’s notes as a ‘Jotting’
  • Added some notes
  • Updated database
  • Added wills for Mordecai & Hannah Capua

21 May 2009

  • Updated Big tree
    Added Margaret Brookes
    Added Gareth Jacobs
  • Update to the Pelvin family courtesy of Winsome Griffin.
  • Hilary Soper sent me some information and certificates for the Benmoya- Swaebe side which I have added.
  • Belatedly updated the Levy family (descendents of Daniel Levy and Amelia Jacobs) courtesy of information received from Carol last year.
  • Lynda Kelly has been especially busy :-
    Added Marriage certificate for Minnie Jacobs & James Gardner
    Added information on the children of Minnie Jacobs
    Added a whole new photo album (Minnie Jacobs) courtesy of Lynda.
  • David Gardner also contributed information regarding Minnie & James Gardner including an excellent newspaper cutting regarding Minnie’ Diamond wedding anniversary. [Lynda also sent a copy but David’s arrived first J]
  • Corrected two errors in the database:
    Jean Lark was the name of Sydney George Jacob’s first wife, not Jean Edlin as was originally shown. Also Dennis Jacobs was their son, not the son of Sydney by his second wife. Thanks to Sydney’s grandson Gareth Jacobs for the corrections.
  • Cosmetic changes
    In response to comments from a couple of people whose work is cited within the pages of the website I have added a ‘Credits and Acknowledgments’ section.
  • The family tree database has had a bit of a facelift – I was bored with the old colour scheme, but is functionally unchanged.
  • Also added a new viewer module so that when looking at source images they are contained within a frame and you can zoom in and out to suit your needs. This is a bit friendlier and tidier.

30 November 2008

  • Website restored – still some work to do (new installation of Joomla on order)
  • Added three photographs (Simons – Jacobs) provided by Manfred Lindner

29 November 2008

  • 27 November some b*!”£%& hijacked the website! They replaced the index.html files with their own. Lot of work to get it sorted – note for future is to make sure that I keep better backup copies of the files.

02 November 2008

  • Added direct descendants from Julia Jacobs down to Roderick Young
  • I have been contacted by cousins Gary Kent and David Liss who are both descended from Henry Jacobs [Z033] and Ellen Silverstone :
    Thanks to Gary we now have Ellen Silverstone and her sons Lewis and Morris Jacobs (with his wife Sylvia Solomons and son) in the 1891 census and Sylvia Solomons in the 1881 with her parents.
    Thanks to David we have the marriage certificate of Morris and Sylvia
  • Another descendent of Henry Jacobs [Z033] but this time with Elizabeth Twine, is Donna Wilder.
    She has given me a brief outline of her tree which I have incorporated but as yet I have only got dates a couple of events.

    Technical

  • Microsoft have issued Internet Explorer 8 as a Beta.
  • I have checked that the web site is OK using this version.
  • However I have found problems in everyday use, not least when I’ve been trying to updating the website.

 

20 October 2008

  • Added some photographs to the Jacobs-Levy-Swaebe album courtesy of Debbie Bozkurt
  • Added a photo of Julia Jacobs courtesy of Roderick Young
  • I have replaced Berger scans that had to be removed for copyright reasons with a transcript and two trees based on the data.
  • Added direct descendents from Ralph Jacobs to Debbie Bozkurt (Curson)
  • I received some extra information from Sarah-Jane Silver regarding the Simons family which I have added.
  • Add link to http://genealogy.metastudies.net/ which concentrates on the Cohen and Cassirer family tree but has some data on Henry Jacobs and the Hart and Crawcour lines.
  • Google have released a web browser called Chrome and I have done a preliminary check for compatibility of website with Google Chrome and it seems OK. Will try again once Chrome comes out of Beta stage.
  • Added Birth Cert – Nancy Jacobs [Z569] courtesy of Helen Redmond

 

7 September 2008

  • Corrected error in database regarding Sarah Hannah Jacobs, Isaac Cooley and Patrick White:-

Deleted Isaac Cooley as spouse of Sarah Hannah and father of George Henry White and Samuel Long White

Re-assigned George Henry and Samuel Long to be sons of Sarah Hannah and Unknown person

  • Added descendents coming down from Elizabeth Jacobs [Z061] to link up with Phil Kirby
  • Added descendents coming down from Henry Jacobs [Z085] to link up with Peter Susman
  • Added descendents coming down from Moses Jacobs [Z009] to link up with Dave Simpson
  • Added the followingcertificates received from Helen Redmond – thanks Helen

Birth Certificate – Isabella Jacobs [Z446](d/o David & Martha (nee Nathan))

Birth Certificate – Lewis Jacobs [Z436] (s/o David & Martha (nee Nathan))

Birth Certificate – Leah Jacobs [Z563]

Death Certificate – Lewis Jacobs [Z436] (s/o David & Martha (nee Nathan))

Death Certificate – Leah Simons (nee Jacobs) [Z415] widow of Joseph Simons

Death Certificate – Hannah Jacobs[Z068] (nee Solomon)

Marriage Certificate – Henry Jacobs [Z425] & Mary Ann Levy

These certificates along with the census details that Helen sent help us extend the line of Henry Jacobs [Z425] and Mary Ann Levy

Note that in 1881 Census Joseph and Leah Simons are down as Symonds

  • Added 2 US censuses:-

1900 US census for Moses Jacobs & Julia Wolley.

We are told that they had 4 children but one died – that will be Deborah

1880 US census entry for Manfred Lindner Sr [Includes parents]

  • Visit to LDS Family History Centre

Following Philip and My visit to the LDS Family Record Centre we can add the following scans from the Great Synagogue registers:

There is more work to be done here yet.

These marriages donot give us any new information, they simply prove what we already knew.

Marriage Certificate – Henry Jacobs [Z007] & Elizabeth Myers

Marriage Certificate – Lewis Jacobs [Z071] & Malcha Levi

Marriage Certificate – Moses Jacobs [Z067] & Hannah Solomon

Marriage Certificate – Jacob (John) Jacobs[Z065] & Phillis Jacobs

Marriage Certificate – Henry Jacobs [Z005] & Kitty Moses

The following births are a mixture of the known and unknown.

Birth Certificate – Sarah Jacobs [Z095] d/o Henry Jacobs and Rebecca (nee Isaacs)

Birth Certificate – Rebecca Jacobs [Z119] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

Birth Certificate – Philis Jacobs [Z115] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

Birth Certificate – Phillis Jacobs [Z097] d/o Henry Jacobs and Rebecca (nee Isaacs)

Birth Certificate – Jane Jacobs [Z099]d/o Henry Jacobs and Rebecca (nee Isaacs)

Birth Certificate – Aaron Jacobs [Z121] s/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

Birth Certificate – Angel Jacobs [Z015] s/o Henry Jacobs and Elizabeth (nee Myers)

*Up to now I have only had an entry for an A H Jacobs based on entries in Berger at the time of his mother’s death in 1877.

*I believe that AngelJacobs could be the AH referred to.If you know/think different, please tell me.

Birth Certificate -Jane Jacobs [Z111] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*Now our current entry for Jane is based on the 1851 census which appears to gives her age as 16

*The entry is poor but the age is based on her being above her 12 year old sister in the list.

*I now believe that the age reads 10 and is simply out of order in the list

Birth Certificate – Elizabeth Jacobs [Z581] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*This is a new entry

Birth Certificte – Rachel Jacobs [Z583] d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*This is a new entry

Birth Certificate – Moses (Myer/Morris) [Z117]d/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*Until now we have only known him as Myer (1851 census) or Morris (1861 census)

  • From synagoguetranscript provided by Debbie Bozkurt

Birth date (6 Oct 1862) of David Jacobs [Z265] s/o Henry Jacobs & Ellen (nee Silverstone)

1 Dec 1853 there is a birth of Jacob Jacobs s/o Ezra Jacobs and Nancy (Ann) (nee Cohen)

*I believe that this could be John Jacobs [Z123]. The dates fit and we have other instances of Jacob being changed to John

  • Susman photos

Two photographs from Peter Susman, via Debbie Bozkurt.

They feature Daniel Susman, Julius Susman and Jane Susman (nee Jacobs)

The first is the original and the second is a ‘tweaked’ version.

23 August 2008

Updated sources for numerous entries based on the certificates etc received.

  • Added following certificates etc kindly provided by:-
    Helen Redmond:
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-David – Nathan-Martha
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-Isabella – Proctor-Charles
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-Leah – Simons-Joseph
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs-Moses – Wolly-Julia
    Marriage Cert – Leah Jacobs – Marks-Philip
    Marriage Cert – Jacobs, Elizabeth – Lazarus, Moses
    Death Cert – Jacobs, Martha [Z422]
    Death Cert – Jacobs, Isabella [Z446]
    Death Cert – Jacobs, David [Z421]
    Birth Cert – Jacobs, Henry [Z425]
    Photograph: Isabella Proctor (nee Jacobs) & Betty Cormack [In Photograph Album]
    Removal Order for Moses Jacobs [Z067] – a brilliant document! [See short article under Articles, People]

Debbie Bozkurt:
Death Cert – Dias, Daniel
Death Cert – Capua, Lewis (Pesman)
Death Cert – Jacobs, Phyllis [Z115]
Marriage Cert – Jacobs, Sarah [Z091] & Daniel Ben Moya/Swaebe
Marriage Cert – Jacobs, Michael [Z103] & Leah Schneider
Death Notice – Jacobs, Ezra (Houser) ex Jewish Chronicle
Will – Jacobs, Jane (Capua/Dias) [Z091]

10 August 2008

  • Added jottings regarding Blake Jacobs
  • Added 2 wills and 5 certificates regarding Blake Jacobs’ family
  • Neither of the above two items are believed to be connected to ‘our’ Jacobs
  • Added death certificate for Elizabeth Twine
  • Added spouse and offspring for Moses Jacobs courtesy of Manfred Lindner and Helen Redmond
  • Updated ‘BigTree’ to incorporate this
  • Added the following details that either I didn’t know, or wasn’t aware that I knew:
    • marriage of Lewis Jacobs to Milcha Levi
    • burial date for David Jacobs/Letson
    • father for David Jacobs/Letson
    • infant child for Philip Jacobs (burial entry)
    • child for Henry Jacobs (burial entry)
    • child for Jacob Jacobs (burial entry)
    • child for Philip Jacobs (burial entry)
    • Judah, son of Henry Jacobs (burial entry)
    • Ralph Jacobs s/o David Letson (marriage entry
  • Updated ‘Welcome message’ to include reference to Jacob Litzen

14 July 2008

  • Updated TNG database to v7
  • Modified Jacobs database links so that now open in main window – Vista sidebar using too much real estate.
  • Updated Joomla to v1.5.4
  • Installed FCKeditor v2.5.1 as TinyMCE was giving me problems in IE but OK in Firefox
  • Changed ‘Jacobs Database’ so that it opens in parent window rather than in centre panel

13 July 2008

  • Added Sue Warrington ‘BigTree’ page
  • Added death certificate for Moses Jacobs, courtesy of Peter Wales
  • Added photograph of Louise Heller to photo gallery (Jacobs-Levy-Swaebe), courtesy of Debie Bozkurt

28 May 2008

  • Added article on proving Elizabeth Twine’s relationship to Henry Jacobs
  • Added parents & siblings for Ellen Silverstone based on 1850 US Census
  • Added 2 more images of Alice Jacobs to the photograph album
  • Added photo of Alfred, Lucille and George Bristowe to photograph album
  • Added link to GenPals cemetary records under the photograph’s section
  • Corrected some details on Alfred Stine Bristow’s record
  • Updated Henry Jacobs’ record – added death certificate
  • Updated Ellen Silverstone’s record – added death certificate, 1850 census, parents & siblings

25 Mar 2008

  • Added photographs of Alice Jacobs from Peter Wales
  • Added article about Wizard jacobs from Nellie Johnston
  • Added June Keating’s tree to the database

19 Mar 2008

  • Incorporated the Mormon’s Knowle records into the database

16 Mar 2008

  • Added photographs of the Brahams
  • ‘Big Tree’ updated to include Hilary Soper

09 Mar 2008

  • Joomla Content Management System introduced

01 Mar 2008

  • Updated database to include certificates from Debbies
  • Updated Links page to include 2 links to external websites (Hart-Solomon & Levy)
  • Added article on Jacobs and The Law

17 Feb 2008

  • Added ‘Jacobs and the Law’

10 Feb 2008

  • Photographs page added – with photo of Henry Jacobs [Z051], Ernest Levy and his wife Isabella
  • Added new items to Deb’s Theories
  • Biographies link added to home page
  • New report from Debbie added to biographies page
  • Most wanted page updated
  • Article on Antipodean relatives added
  • Added more information on the Jacobs that went to Australia and New Zealand
  • Added some extra items to the links page
  • Updated front page with extra links

29 Jan 2008

  • Added Google maps to individual’s pages
  • Switched on extra event tags (Address, Census & Court Trial)
  • Changed colour scheme
  • Added date to the header section
  • Changed layout of Update page

18 Jan 2008

  • Complete revamp of site.
  • TNG database added to handle most of the data.
  • phpBB3 added to provide bulletin board feature.
  • Most other pages revamped
  • New articles by Roderick, Debbie and Dave added

06 Jan 2008

  • ‘Where they lived’ map added

01 Jan 2008

  • Hyamson Trees, original & new posted – see Links & Sources page
  • Certificates page added – see Links & Sources page

22 Dec 2007

  • Site modified to display correctly using Firefox

17 Dec 2007

  • Hosting moved to new site after old one ran out of space.
  • We now have lots of space so expect more data in the New Year.

16 Dec 2007

  • Added two descendent trees from Phil Kirby
  • Added Nerwich History, a work in progress from Debbie Bozkurt
  • Removed links from Overview page. Redundant now with Links/Sources page.
  • Updated tree to include Elizabeth Jacobs d/o David
  • Corrected typo in intro to Old Bailey transcripts linking Kitty Moses to Philip rather than Henry (Thanks Phil)
  • Carol pointed our that I had confused some events for Henry [Z005]and Henry [Z007]. This has now been sorted and a new copy of the tree posted

09 Dec 2007

  • Links & Sources page added, with data
  • Big Tree updated to show more people’s entry point and image changed to png format

08 Dec 2007

  • David Jacobs [Z001] updated
  • Henry Jacobs [Z005] updated
  • Philip Jacobs [Z003] updated
  • Added the will of Philip Jacobs [Z003] to overview page.
  • Updated the ‘Old Bailey’ records to include mention of Kitty Moses
  • Nominet confirm issuing of domain name ‘www.jacobstree.co.uk’

07 Dec 2007

  • Update page added, Visitor counter added

05 Dec 2007

  • Site launched
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