MASON LILLY'S family settled in Leeds after emigrating from
Poland, but his maternal grandmother made her home in America around
Mason's late aunt, Frances Koffman, and her daughter, Elaine Koffman,
who lived in Roxbury (Boston), Massachusetts, communicated with
the British relatives during the Second World War and into the 1980s.
"With my cousin's death about 10 years ago, we lost all tracks
to this family," Mason said. "We have neither names nor addresses;
all of the correspondence disappeared. My grandmother's married
name was Lena Sadagursky. From her grave marker we know that her
father's Yiddish name was Elikhum Getzel, but we are not sure if
his last name was Rosenberg or Brezinsky, as her mother remarried
at some point."
Lena lived in Malden, Massachusetts and had a brother (or perhaps
half-brother) named David Brezinsky who lived in Boston.
Telephone 001 425 7477619, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to 4628 193rd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA, USA
BARRY DADY of Devon is searching for descendants of his great
great great grandmother Beena Goldman.
Her son was Aron Goldman, who married Jetta Goldman. They had
a son called Newman Goldman.
They were all tailors from Birmingham.
Beena was born in 1811 in Poland, while Aron was born in 1834
in Poland. Jetta came from Russia. Newman was born in Birmingham
Write to 15, Newlands Park, Sidmouth Road, Aylesbeare, Devon EX52JW,
telephone 01395 239158 or email email@example.com
AMANDA GORDON of Leicester wants to trace relatives of her
husband's family who arrived in Leeds from Lithuania around 1881.
Their names were Henry and Fanny Gordon and their six children
- John/Jacob, Esther, Aron/Archie, Lazarus/Louis, Barnet, and Fanny/Flossie.
Esther married Joseph Steinberg while Lazarus married Fanny Goldberg,
both around 1911/12.
Esther and Joseph had a daughter called Henrietta and Lazarus
and Fanny had a daughter called Celia, who became Celia Cohen.
or write to 26 Navigation Drive, Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9TB.
THE family of the late Sybil Iken (nee Lazarus), who live in
America, are seeking a cousin called Louis Shapiro.
He and his late wife Marris used to live in Ayr, Scotland. They
had a son called Ronnie who died, but there was also a daughter
They are also seeking a friend of their mother called Dorothy
who served in the women's land army during World War Two.
Contact Edna Levi on 07807599882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ERIC MACK of Jerusalem is seeking information on the family
of his maternal grandfather, Marcus Ellick, who was born in Wellesley
His parents were Sarah (Oringer) and Isaac Ellick. The family's
original name was Ehrlich when they emigrated from Austria.
Write to PO Box 10673, Jerusalem, Israel, email email@example.com
or telephone 001 216 9322579
ANDREW SYLVESTER of New Zealand wants to get in touch with
Max Cohen who attended Allerton Grange School, Leeds.
Max was a little older than Andrew who was born on March 2, 1955.
ANA ZEBEL of Buenos Aires is looking for descendants of Rosetta
Abrahams, who married Segismund Hayman(n). The couple lived in London.
Write to Entre Ríos 1197, Bella Vista, Prov De Buenos Aires, Argentina
or email proLingua@ciudad.com.ar
RAFFLES WINNERS: Fifty five years ago Magen David Adom dedicated
an ambulance to late Manchester communal stalwart Emmanuel Raffles
and his wife Bertha. MDA has unearthed this historic image in this,
its 80th anniversary year. The organisation is anxious to identify
those pictured. If you can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 0161-741 2631.
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
Please include your home address and contact telephone number.