Monday, 5 March 2012

The Quest is getting back on track

Some time back, one of my excuses for not posting on a regular basis was that I was lazy. Considering that my last post was on 7th September 2011, I wonder what that makes me. There must be a word for being more than just lazy.

The quest will, therefore, continue. The loss lat week of an aunt aged 96 was a wake up call. In April we will be celebrating her sister's 90th birthday. My mission, therefore, is to drive my cousins mad with requests for information on each of their families, so that I can have a family tree ready for the party. This will only be the descendants of my dad's grandparents.

I am still working on my mum's family and also my wife Diane's family. Later this month we celebrate our Golden Wedding, so I would like to get as much done as possible on the complete family tree so that we can show our family.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

On this day – 7th September

In 1775 Jacob Martin (Nunes Martinez) was born to Isaac Moses Martin (Nunes Martinez) and Abigail Mendoza. He married Rebecca Emanuel on 10th January 1796. Jacob was Diane’s 3 x greatgrandfather.

Monday, 5 September 2011

On this day – 5th September

In 1862 Jacob Bittan was born to Abraham Bittan and Miriam Solomons. Abraham was the son of Joshua Bittan and Phoebe Martin (Nunes Martinez) who were Diane’s great great grandparents.

Saturday, 3 September 2011


September is always a busy month for birthdays in our family, especially the first 5 days.

On the 1st it was my 75th birthday
On the 2nd it was my number 2 grandson’s 21st birthday
On the 4th it will be my middle son’s 45th birthday as well as his 3rd wedding anniversary
On the 5th it will be my oldest son’s 48th birthday.

An expensive time for all the family.

Friday, 19 August 2011

On this day – 19th August

In 1912 my father Simon Belson was born to Harry and Dora Belson. Sadly he died in 2002, shortly before his 90th birthday.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

On this day – 17th August

In 1902 Esther Feinson was born in Russia (now part of Poland) to Lewis and Cecilie Feinson. She came to England in 1904/5 with her parents and older brother Jack. She was my mother’s sister.

Monday, 15 August 2011

On this day – 15th August

In 1848 Samuel Bittan was born in Spitalfields to Joshua Bittan and Phoebe Martin (Nunes Martinez). He was one of 11 children. He was the brother of Diane’s great grandfather Benjamin.

In1930 Alma Annie Rubinstein was born to Max And Lily Rubinstein. She was Diane’s sister. Alma married Paul Emin and they had 2 children. Alma died on 17 August 1993. She is greatly missed by Diane.