There are many ways to find genealogy records online, but very few ways to find personal items belonging to our ancestors unless they were handed down through the family.
Recently we were told of a prayer book being sold on ebay, the book is dated 1837 and carries the inscription ‘W Simmonds to J L Simmonds’ as shown here, with the kind permission of the seller.
We can not be certain but this would appear to be the same Simmonds family
And additional family information can be found on here by searching for Simmonds on SynagogueScribes
We sincerely hope that this beautiful prayer book will find its way home.
You may also want to keep an eye out for other similar items being advertised on the various auction sites.