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Elias and Sarah Jacobs
Esther Jacobs and Coleman Abrahams
Samuel Harris Jacobs and Mary Figenbone
Jane Jacobs and David Morris Cohen
Hettie and Solomon Goldberg
Sophia and Henry Aaron Cohen
Hettie Abrahams and Solomon Mattias Targovnik
Below you will find brief vignettes for the branches of our family tree, along with links to pages on our website that go into more detail about each branch, as well as links to their specific family tree pages.
If you know which branch you belong to, you can use these links to take you right to your ancestors' pages. If you do not know which branch you belong to, then you can either go directly to the tree by clicking here, read the section below about how to navigate the tree, or send an email asking for help.
Also, no matter whether you are a member of one of our families just wanting to say hello, or someone finding any errors in the narrative or tree or having more information you would like to see added to this narrative, please do email us.
Sarah and Elias Jacob were born about 1840 in Lithuania, and immigrated to England in the 1860's with their daughter Esther Jacob. By 1869, they had changed the surname to Jacobs, although occasional later records revert to using Jacob without the final "S." They had five more children in England, whose vignettes follow Esther's: Samuel, Jane, Israel, Etta, and Sophia Jacobs. You can read more about Sarah and Elias Jacobs on our Jacobs family page, or click on the links above or below to view their family tree.
Coleman Abrahams and Esther Jacobs were married and had their first two children, Hettie and Marks Abrahams, in England before moving to Cardiff, Wales, where the rest of their children were born. You can read more about their family by clicking here.
Jane Jacobs married David Moshe Kaplansky in Wales in 1886. The family name had changed to Cohen by the time their first child was born in Connecticut in 1890. They travelled back and forth between various areas of the United States and Wales, and finally settled in California. To read more about David, Jane, and their children, click here.
Samuel Harris Jacobs and Mary Figenbone were both born in Russia, and came to England with their parents when they were children. They were married and lived in England for the rest of their lives. To read more about Samuel and Mary Jacobs and their children, click here.
Sophia Jacobs and Henry Aaron Cohen were born and married in England. Their children, all born between 1899 and 1910, were Neuman Meyer, who was born in Cardiff, and Sarah Lillie Cohen, Hilda Cohen, Elias Cohen, and Rose Cohen, who all were born in Bristol. To read more about Sophia and Henry Cohen, read their section of our Jacobs Genealogy Page.
Hetty Jacobs married the tailor Solomon Goldberg in Cardiff before 1900, and migrated to the United States in 1902. They had no children, but you can read more about them on their section of our Jacobs family page.
Coleman and Esther Abrahams daughter Hettie married Solomon Matthews. They had six children in Cardiff, Wales who survived to adulthood, and many of their descendants migrated to South Africa. You can read more about their family by clicking here.
If you already know how to navigate family trees at Rootsweb's World Connect Project, click here to read more about our families and find helpful links to specific views of the tree.
Every page listing people on our tree has (right below the ads at the top) a search box and a list of the letters of the alphabet, which look like the following. You can either click on "List" to get an index listing everyone in the tree, click on a letter to get a list of all surnames starting with that letter, or put a surname into the search box to get a list of the people who have that name, and click "List". Then, once the search results appear, you can click on the name of an individual to view their personal page.
Enter surname OR surname, given to find:
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No Surname < A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z >
To search for a specific person, enter their surname followed by a comma and their first name, and click "List". Again, once the search results appear, you can click on the name of an individual to view their personal page.
If you do not know if or how someone's surname has been entered into the tree, you can use the "Advanced Search" feature. This is a really cool feature that lets you specify a variety of parameters for your search if you want to see everyone in the tree with a particular given name, from a particular town or with some other characteristic or set of characteristics.
The "Advanced Search" feature also gives you the opportunity to use the "Soundex" or "Metaphone" systems if you only have a sense of what a name sounds like but do not have a definite spelling. I like "Metaphone" because it gives me fewer false hits than the "Soundex" system does.
The above information should be enough to get you started finding who you want in the tree. You can read on, if you want to learn more details about navigating the tree, or you can click here to find quick links to descendency charts and to read more about the families.
Below is an example of what you will see if you click on the letter "J" in the menu. That will give you a list of all surnames starting with "J" in the tree. If you click on a surname appearing on the resulting list of surnames, you then will get a list of the people who have that name. Again, just click on the name of an individual to view their personal page.
Please note that the chart below is just for the purpose of illustration. Clicking on it's links may take you to slightly different spots in the index as the tree itself gets updated with any corrections or more individuals.
On each individual's personal page, you will also see a menu like the following that will permit you to view a bigger part of the tree. If you click on "Descendancy," you will get a simple outline of a tree showing that individual's spouses, children, and all their children's spouses and descendants and their children.
Index | Descendancy | Register | Download GEDCOM | Add Post-em
If you click on "Register," you will get an explanation of who is in each generation, talking about that individual's parents, spouses, children, and all their children's spouses and descendants and their children.
A menu like the following will appear on Descendancy tree pages. If you click on "Ahnentafel," you will get an explanation of who is in each generation, talking about that individual's spouses, children, and all their children's spouses and descendants and their children.
Index | Individual | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Public
If you click on "Index" in a menu, it will give you a list of people. If you click on "Individual" in a menu, it will give you that individual's personal page, which shows information about their birth, marriage(s), death, along with limited information about their parents, spouses, and children.
This is a partial list of the sources used to construct the tree. The sources used to obtain information about each specific person in the tree are shown on their personal pages. If you need more details, please do email me.
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