John Harrold, of Newport, wants to know if he has Jewish roots.
He is having trouble finding records for Richard and Elizabeth
Lewis (nee Horril) who lived in the Harnhill area of Gloucestershire
Their son, Thomas Lewis, was born in Harnhill in 1867.
He moved to Ashton Keynes where he was an apprentice shoemaker.
He became a master shoe and boot maker in Cinderford, Gloucestershire.
His sister, Mary, was John's paternal grandmother.
She was born in February 1868, and died in South Wales in 1914.
Her husband was Henry John Harrold.
John has searched all the records from the county offices for
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, but cannot find any actual records
for Thomas Lewis' birth.
He is also researching the Tredegar Riots of 1911.
He wants to find the Franklin family, who moved from Tredegar
He would like to hear from any other people from Tredegar whose
families, moved to Manchester around the same time.
Write to 2 Loden Close, Bettws, Newport, Gwent, Wales NP20 7BY,
telephone 01633 821 363 or email email@example.com
LONDONER Martine Monceau is looking for anyone related to the
Seigel/Siegal and Kaufmann families made up of Harris, Barnett,
Joseph Seigel and Golda (Goldee/Goldie) Kaufmann and her father
Harris and Golda, who were born in Russia around 1877, were married
at Holy Law Beth Aron in Manchester on December 31, 1899, and lived
at 14 Hodgson St, Cheetham.
On the 1901 Census, the couple were living at 13 Hedwig St, Pendleton,
Salford, with a son Joseph, born that same year, and Harris' father,
Harris worked as a waterproof-garment maker at Rubber Works.
On Joseph's birth certificate, their surname is spelt Siegal.
By 1911, they were no longer living at the same address in Salford.
Ada Gamsu, of Johannesburg, is trying to locate descendants
of the Glukh/Glick from Dusetos/Dusiat, Lithuania, or descendants
with Dusetos/Dusiat connections.
In particular, Ada is trying to find Chana Glukh/Glick, who was
born around 1877 in Dusetos/Dusat.
Chana is believed to have lived and married in the Manchester
area and had some children.
Chana was the second eldest child of Eliezer, born 1851, and Chaie,
born 1852, both from Dusetos/Dusat.
Her eldest sibling was Isrol Welel, who drowned crossing the lake
near the town.
Other siblings were Jacob, Hotel, Peske, Henke, Sora, who all
went to America, and Faivas, who went to South Africa.
During the Second World War Chana was visited by a cousin, William
Shapiro, who was serving in the UK and enlisted in the US army in
Write to PO Box 85464, Emmarentia, Johannesburg 2029, South Africa,
telephone 0027 116469538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Ketcher Carl's great-grandfather, Solomon Ketcher, passed
through England on his way to America.
Solomon married Anna Bendovitz in London or Dvinsk, Lithuania.
They departed for America in 1904, settling in Little Rock, Arkansas,
and then St Louis, Missouri. There were some parts of the Bendovitz
family living in London.
One was Anna's sister, Tsipporah (Telly), who travelled to America
after Anna, but then returned to London.
She married Chaim Atkin while in Little Rock, Arkansas. They settled
in London and raised three boys - Avram, Solomon and Jacob Atkin.
Write to 3308 Brown St NW, Washington, DC 20010, America or email
BRIAN COHEN, of Edinburgh, is looking for his grandmother's
Sarah Simon, who was born in 1883, married Max (Mot) Julius. Sarah's
mother was Helen Kierson or Shilansky and her father was Moses Simon.
Relatives include a cousin Esther.
Write to 3 South Gillsland Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DE, email him
or phone 0131 4471386.
LETITIA PRINGLE's grandfather Kenneth Maldwin passed away without
telling his family much about his past.
Letitia, of Scotland, knows that her great grandfather John Henry
Hayman came to the UK around 1901 when he was four-years-old.
He came from Eastern Europe, but Letitia does not know what the
original family name was. John Henry settled in Rhyl, Wales, and
married Gertrude Eliza Davies in July 1926 in St Asaph, Wales. Kenneth
was born on October 30, 1931.
or write to Rosetta, 81 Springfield Terrace, St Boswells, Melrose,
Scotland TD6 0EP.
DAVID PEARLSTEIN, of Las Vegas, is looking for relatives of
Lewis and Leah Jacobs, who lived at 7 Armenia Grove, Manor Street,
Roundhay Road, Leeds.
Lewis was born in 1858 and died in 1928, while Leah was born in
1868 and died in 1929.
They had a daughter, Rebecca, born about 1886 in Leeds and another
child who died at an early age.
Rebecca married Harry Cohen in 1911 in Leeds and may have had
a few children born between 1912 and 1922.
David's uncle David Levenson lived with the Jacobs from July 31,
1911 to sometime in 1914.
He claimed that Mrs Jacobs was his aunt.
Write to 2709 Otter Creek Court, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, telephone
001702 880 0944 or email email@example.com
DONNA RICE, of Florida, is looking for information on the Goldschmidt
family from Kreitsberg (now Krustpils) and Livenhoef (now, Livani)
who moved to the Glasgow area.
Some members of the family may have originated from the Dvinsk
area and many of the men were in the shoe and bootmaking business.
Donna's grandfather, Rafail Goldschmidt, son of Abraham and Roche
Reisa, emigrated to America in 1904. He was married to Bashe Reva
Fell from Livani and Krustpils.
Richard Linse Rubin, of London, is trying to trace his birth
mother and family in Glasgow. Richard was born on November 6, 1944
in the Brampton Royal Infirmary to Muriel Cohen. The family lived
at 66 Dundrennon Road, Glasgow.
Telephone 0208 5039773 or 0797 3293776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonny Joseph, of Los Angeles, is looking for descendants of
Maurice Taylor and Victoria Leah Joseph, who were married on August
20, 1933 in New Central Synagogue, Leeds. Victoria was the only
child of Alick Joseph and Ada Saperia. Alick had a brother called
Isaac, Jonny's grandfather.
Email JJLACA@aol.com or telephone
001323 966 2505 ext 127.
J VOMBER, of Canada, wants information on Leon and Norbert
Leon(e) was born on January 26, 1859 and died on October 24, 1918
in Elski Chechit. He was buried in the Ashkenazi Italian cemetery
His son, Norbert, was born on December 31, 1880 in Adrianople
He married Melanie Bogatsch on November 10, 1912 in Vienna. She
was the daughter of Adolf Bogatsch and Anne Zoller. They divorced
on March 2, 1916.
or write to 5 York Street, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
JENNIE MOSS is trying to trace the family of David Black, who
was born in Liverpool in 1904. His parents were Harry and Ester
Black. David was a merchant seaman around 1932.
PHILLIP WISE wants information about his great-grandfather
Harry Mostovski, who lived in Manchester. He married Esther Klein
in 1906 and lived in Fernie Street, Manchester.
Robert Spoont, of Florida, wants information on the Spoont
family, originally from Minsk or Kiev in the 1800's.
BETH BARKER, of Cleveland, is looking for relatives of her
great grandfather Benjamin Davis.
He was born on March 1, 1869 in Sunderland to David Davis and
Ethel May Humphreys. Beth's great grandmother was Isabella (Tizzie)
Levenston, who he married in Dublin on August 21, 1890.
DON TRETHEWAY, of South Africa, wants to trace his cousin Selwyn
Zwick, who he hasn't seen for 20 years.
or write to 43 Dawncliffe Road Westville 3629 South Africa.
MANCUNIAN Ian Johnson is looking for members of the Lavenberg
family, who are related to him by marriage. Matilda (Tilly) Lavenberg
was married to his mother's brother, Harry Goldman.
Phone 0161-766 4604 or email email@example.com
Teresa Berman wants to reconnect with her old friends from
Manchester. Teresa, nee Josephson, now lives in Brooklyn, but used
to live at 9 Mazeppa Street, Manchester.
She would like to hear from Joyce Kaufman, Vera Feinberg, Pearl
Segal and Rosalind Solomon.
Telephone 001718 6278752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARWEL EVANS, of Liverpool, discovered one of his late mother's
photo albums when she died a few years ago.
His mother, Mair Jones, moved to Manchester from her village in
Denbighshire in 1947 to become a nanny to Jeffrey Reubens, who lived
on Sheepfoot Lane. In the photo albums, Arwel found a number of
pictures of Jeffrey, which he would like to share with him.
Telephone 0151 944 6411 or email email@example.com
SUE EASTER, of Norfolk, is hoping readers can identify people on
She believes it was taken in Liverpool in the early 1920s as her
father, Norton Bernard Keene, who was born in 1916, is pictured
at the front on the left.
Her grandfather Cyril Keene is second from left on the back while
her grandmother, Miriam Keene (nee Blumenthal), third from left
at the back.
Sue's uncle, Arthur, is also pictured.
Write to 6 Sunset Walk, Eccles on Sea, Norfolk NR12 0SX, telephone
01692 580599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
Please include your home address and contact telephone number.