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Its a mystery!!! please help me!!

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Lisa Report 17 Jun 2008 12:11

Thanks Nicola!
lol...could be...looks like he had a thing for foreign girls!! The other names were Scandinavian in origin it seems!

no news from Facebook yet!!
do hope she replies!


Nicki Report 17 Jun 2008 13:46


Email him direct on email below - it was updated in May 2008.



Lisa Report 17 Jun 2008 15:33

Just emailed him...fingers crossed!!


Lisa Report 17 Jun 2008 15:41

Also wondered if anyone had time to re-look at my theory regarding the 2 brothers

Maurice Arthur Kausman,yob-1904 london
Harry Gordon Kausman dob - 1910 23rd mar Shepherds Bush

(These are my grandfather and his brother)

and the fact that i have got death and marriage for both but can't find birth records for either...

yet i CAN find a

Maurice Abraham Kausman 1904 London and a
Hyman Harry Kausman 1910 London

i was wondering if these are the same people with name changes.

so basically i wondered if anyone could find any info on M Abraham/Hyman i can't fnd any deaths/marriages for them...which would also support my theory that they are the same people.

I have ordered their birth certs to check out their exact d.o.b's to see if they match.(I have death certs for my two)

Thanks in advance!



Eileen Report 17 Jun 2008 20:24

Just been reading this amazing detective story - can't wait for the next episode.........

It would make sense if they changed their christian names to something less German, it was very close to the 1914/18 war - after all the Royals did it, so why shouldn't others. I see one of them has Abraham, which is more Jewish than German, and even more cause for him to change his name at that time, and later. The English weren't always that nice to Jews either - think of Shakespear and Dickens.
I'll be tuning in for the next episode

birth name

does anyone know my full sister
birth name Jennifer Ann M...........or H..........
date of birth 22nd September 1945 our mother Muriel Ethel M.........nee H.......... lived in Bisley and we were both born in Woking Maternity Hospital.
Adopted to different 'families' looking for her for over 40 years. Both my Christian names were changed so probably hers were too.
Is Hymans possibly a version of James - in Scots Hamish is James....................


Lisa Report 17 Jun 2008 20:57

Hi Eileen, thanks for reading!

The annoying thing is, there is a guy registered with a tree on here and he has the two other Kausmans on his tree, plus their father Woolfe, and he has listed his birthplace as Poland.. so maybe if these people are MY people then we originate from Polish Jews!

Have mailed him 3 times now, but he hasn't replied! Its annoying because he may have all the answers ive been looking for!!

Will just have to wait for their birth certs to arrive so cross reference the birth dates!



Nicki Report 17 Jun 2008 22:22


There is a Chris Kausman on Facebook ............!!!

Google 'Chris Kausman' and something comes up about the 'road to goa - photos' and there is a photo of Chris Kausman in the 60s/70s!!!



Lisa Report 18 Jun 2008 10:39

Hi Nicki, yes i have facebooked the one on there but no reply, he only has 2 friends so i guessing he isn't a regular user.

I too found the Road to Goa last night!! how spooky! shame u can't see the pic very clearly! Have mailed the website contact on there too!



Nicki Report 18 Jun 2008 12:24

Hopefully the net is closing in!!!

Only 2 friends ...............!!

If Pernille does not reply to you there is one her mates who has Pernille as a friend - so you could always go down that route!!

I'd have phoned Thailand by now as I am very impatient.



Lisa Report 18 Jun 2008 16:21

lol, didn't think about phoning!!

Yes i was just thinking about mailing the Lise Thorne on her FB, maybe its her sister?

Gonna do that now..still no news from either of them!

Did have one bit of luck today!
Maurice Kausman, My dads uncle (Christophers dad who died recently) was awarded an OBE for involvement on the Fisheries board, protecting the river Ouse, i have recieved information from a fishing website! I have been sent the address of someone (from Downing St!!! who was his friend and colleague!) Apparently if i write to him, he may be able to give me some information) Also it turns out he knew John Major!!! (On a personal level!) So thats all intriguing!

The thick they say ;-)


Nicki Report 18 Jun 2008 17:11

Wow - all very exciting!!



Lisa Report 19 Jun 2008 10:44

Morning all, is anyone able to look up a marriage for me please? Have searched this morning but i can't see one...

Christopher Kausman married to a lady surname Sim

circa 1965 - 1975 Devon/Bristol or Huntingdon Area
Many thanks,
Much appreciated!



Nicki Report 20 Jun 2008 13:31

Nudged for Lisa if anyone is able to help.



Artbeat Report 20 Jun 2008 14:06

Hello again lisa.

I searched the years that you gave and could not find a marriage for christopher.
I hope something comes from the latest info that you have received.



Lisa Report 20 Jun 2008 14:40

Thankyou Richard, appreciate your time,



Lisa Report 2 Jul 2008 19:10

Hello again!
Back from my hols, and back on the trail!!!

Meeting with my Grandmothers friend was amazing and thankfully solved a few riddles!

Hyman Harry Kausman WAS my Grandfather!!

They found a screwed up half a birth cert with Hyman Harrys name just showing on the corner!!! They had no idea about it so were relieved also when i explained about the name changes!

I ordered his full birth cert and his father was Woolfe Kausman!! So thanks to everyone for their input regarding this matter!

Looks like the whole family changed their names!

Returned home to a few certificates!! and Maurice Abraham is also my Maurice Arthur!

Also received a marriage cert for Woolfe, he married a Simmy Solomon on 13 Sep 1903.

My next quest is to establish where they came from and wondered if anyone could help (again please!!)

Does anyone have access to Polish records?

According to a Brian Hills who has a family tree with this whole family on, he states:

Woolfe (or Woolf, as he has added him,)
was born in Lodz, Poland in 1885..

Would it be poss to try and find a record of this???
and is there any way of finding out his whereabouts between 1885 and his marriage in 1903, in Bishopsgate London.

Woolfes Fathers name was Abraham Kausman.

Any help much appreciated!

Hope everyone is well!



Lisa Report 2 Jul 2008 19:17

Also forgot to add! Could someone please let me have the website address where you can locate divorces, i seem to have lost it!!]



Amanda Report 2 Jul 2008 19:21

lisa check my thread on the tips board /welles /wells amanda


Lisa Report 2 Jul 2008 19:53

thanks Amanda, these things are sent to test us aren't they? ;-)


Lisa Report 3 Jul 2008 16:00