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Our Elias Jacobs Families family tree is an outgrowth of the combined efforts of Jacobs and Cohen researchers around the world. It's starting page is at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=eliasjacobs and you can always find it easily, even if you do not have it in your favorites or bookmarks, by requesting the Elias Jacobs tree at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com.

THE BRANCHES OF OUR FAMILY TREE

Elias and Sarah Jacobs
 
Esther Jacobs and Coleman Abrahams
 
Samuel Harris Jacobs and Mary Figenbone
 
Jane Jacobs and David Morris Cohen

    
Israel Jacobs
 
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.

Elias and Sarah Jacobs

Elias Jacobs Family Tree Chart
 
Elias Jacobs Descendant Report
 
Ancestor Report for Elias Jacobs

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.

Esther Jacobs and Coleman Abrahams

Coleman and Esther Abrahams Family Tree Chart
 
Coleman and Esther Abrahams Descendant Report

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 and David Morris Cohen

Jane Jacobs and David Morris Cohen Family Tree Chart
 
Jane Jacobs and David Morris Cohen Descendant Report

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

Samuel Harris Jacobs and Mary Figenbone Family Tree Chart
 
Samuel Harris Jacobs and Mary Figenbone Descendant Report

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

Sophia Jacobs and Henry Aaron Cohen Family Tree Chart
 
Sophia Jacobs and Henry Aaron Cohen Descendant Report

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.

Israel Jacobs

Israel Jacobs Personal Page
 
Israel Jacobs Ancestor Report

Israel Jacobs was born in Liverpool, England in 1874. We have heard that he married and went to America. To read more about our search for him, read his section of our Jacobs family page.

Hetty Jacobs and Solomon Goldberg

Hetty Jacobs Goldberg Family Tree Page
 
Solomon Isaac Goldberg Family Tree 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.

Hettie Abrahams and Solomon Mattias Targovnik

Solomon and Hettie Matthews Family Tree Chart
 
Solomon and Hettie Matthews Descendant Report
 
Ancestor Report for Solomon Matthews

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.

GETTING AROUND OUR FAMILY TREE

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:
____________________ List Advanced Search
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.


Surnames starting with J
JACOBS[24],     JERITZSKI[2]

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.

SOURCES

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.
 

  1. Interviews with family members
  2. Private family trees
  3. United States Federal Census Records for 1900, 1910, and 1920, available online (by subscription and at Public Libraries) at Ancestry.com and at Public Libraries through the Heritage Quest Census database.
  4. British Census Records for 1901, available for free at Public Libraries and online via subscription to Ancestry.com or http://www.findmypast.com
  5. Iowa State Census Collection 1836-1925, http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1084, available by subscription to Ancestry.com and for free at subscribing public libraries.
  6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, available online at http://landing.ancestry.com/military/titles.aspx?html=ww1draft by subscription and for free from public libraries, and occasionally for free from Ancestry.Com's special offers
  7. World War II Draft Registration Cards, available online at http://landing.ancestry.com/military/titles.aspx?html=ww2draft by subscription, and occasionally for free from Ancestry.Com's special offers
  8. Social Security Death Index, formerly available online for free at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, now available by paid subscription on Ancestry.com's Social Security Death Index or for free from subscribing public libraries.
  9. California Death Index 1940 to 1997, at http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi?cj=1&o_xid=0000584
  10. Birth, marriage and death certificates for various family members
  11. Obituaries for various family members

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