Frank Gent is one of the great servants of Anglo-Jewish Genealogy. It is thanks to him that, following the untimely death of that great proponent of Anglo Jewry, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser, that the latter's considerable legacy of Jewish Record transcripts, and other material, was not only saved for posterity but was catalogued and published on the Internet
Susser Archive here and here
It was also entirely due to Frank that my own publication, "Great Synagogue Marriage Registers 1791-1850" finally appeared in print.
[Author Angela Shire. Publisher Frank J Gent Call Number ISBN 0950843733]
Frank is currently recovering from serious health problems and, with his usual enthusiasm and determination, is planning to complete a 300 Mile Bike Ride from London to Paris in 2010 in aid of medical Research see here for details.
This would seem like a good opportunity for all of us in the world-wide family of Anglo-Jewish Genealogy to say a small thank-you to Frank for his invaluable contribution to our research whilst, at the same time, contributing to a very worthwhile cause.
All the best, Frank. We know you'll make it. And in record time, too!
To read more about Frank's build-up to the big event and to offer him your support, click here
Angela's databases of Synagogue Records etc., can all be downloaded from the British Jewry website She still has a few copies of the printed version which she would be happy to send for the cost of postage and packing only. Please use the contact us or leave a comment if you are interested in receiving a copy.