JENNIFER Roberts of Oregon is trying to locate former school friend
Patricia Cohen. The pair used to attend Stand Grammar School for Girls
in the early 1960s.
Stand Grammar School for Girls class 2W in 1959. Jennifer Roberts,
now of Oregon, top row, second left, is looking for school friend
Patricia Cohen, centre row, third left
Jennifer's family moved to Lytham St Annes in 1961 and three years
later emigrated to America.
"In my diary, hers was one of the few addresses I had written
down to keep in touch with," Jennifer said. "But, it was so 'different'
and exciting in America that I let things lapse and lost touch with
"I have just moved to Oregon with Rich, my husband of 31 years,
and I've been sorting through a lot of old papers, etc. The homesick
bug has hit me again.
"I look at the photographs, remember the faces and wonder what
turns their lives have taken."
Write to 105 Littlebrook Lane, Roseburg, Oregon 97470-9871, or
MURIEL Ross of Leeds, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday,
yearns to hear from the family of her brother, the late Harry Bernstein,
in the US.
"I don't know if he had family, but I would like to find out,"
she said. "Our parents sent him to America as a young boy as they
did not want him to take part in the First World War.
"He was 21 when he went to Brooklyn in 1915, staying at Bushwick
Avenue. Two years later, he enlisted into the draft.
"Harry was a travelling salesman for a famous publisher. I last
heard from him in 1932."
He was the eldest of eight children and Muriel was the youngest.
Any members of the Bernstein family should call Muriel on 0113 2687678
or email email@example.com
ESTHER Feinstein Sackheim is looking for Feinsteins who lived
at 50 Morgan St in the east end of London in 1913.
"That is the address my mother left from for America," Esther
said. "She was from Tulchin in Vinnitsa province in the Ukraine.
She had other cousins living in London."
Write to 9151 Crawford in Skokie, Illinois 60076, USA or email
DAVID Pearlstein of Las Vegas is looking for any relatives
of Sarah Hertzburg who married his uncle Isaac Levenson in 1937.
They were registered at the New Central Synagogue, Harrogate Road,
David would also like to hear from Henrietta Rosenthall's family
again. She was married to David's uncle, Morris Levenson, on June
He is still looking for anyone that might have known the Levenson
family that resided in Leeds at 81 Concord Street from 1890 to about
1920 or the whereabouts of any of their relatives.
Write to 1400 So Valley View Blvd, Apt 2067, Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA 89102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPHANIE (Fish) McCulloughof Phoenix, Arizona, is searching
for lost friends.
Stephanie moved from Manchester to America in 1976 and has been
'home' every four to five years. But she has lost touch with a very
good friend, Marlene (Estry) Wilson. Marlene was living in Prestwich
when Stephanie was last home in 1999.
She is also searching for another long lost friend who she has
not had contact with in more than 30 years. Her name was Sandra
(Jacobs) Bilton and was originally from Leeds, but married and moved
to Darlington. Other friends are also invited to contact her.
Write to PO Box 1264, Gilbert, Arizona 85299-1264, USA or email
JENNIFER Hall of Israel is seeking information about her grandparents
who are buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Liverpool. She also wants information
on an untraced grandfather.
Elizabeth Leviten died on January 11, 1940, aged 64; Solomon Leviten
died May 5, 1923, aged 53; Betsy Frazer died April 14, 1925, aged
Betsy's husband was Dov Aryeh and no details are known. Jennifer's
parents were Etta and Hyman Frazer.
Write to PO Box 456, 35 Rehov Yitzchak, Kiryat Telshestone, D
N Harei Yehudah, 90840 Israel or email email@example.com
MARK Gretason of London wants information on his parents.
His mother was born Margaret Howarth in Rusholme, Manchester in
1922. She had a Jewish grandparent whom Mark has so far been unable
"Possibly this was Margaret Gorgin since this name appears on
a Jewish Genealogy website," Mark said.
Brought up in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Margaret was educated at Manchester
High School girls.
A Jewish friend of Jewish cousins (Van Vanderlow) from Amsterdam
came to stay with the family in the latter part of the Second World
War. At this time, his mother married, but her husband drowned soon
"After the War my mother met my father, Gerrit, and subsequently
married him in a synagogue," he said. "He was an escapee from Denmark
(1943) who had taken part in the famous evacuation.
"They lived in Cheetham Hill, possibly later at Valley Rd, Bramhall.
My father was invited to the Garter Ceremony for the King of Denmark
in 1950 followed by a ball at the Danish Embassy. That was also
the year mother forsook Roman Catholicism.
"In 1953, my mother left Manchester. In 1957 my father was working
at St Mary Axe in shipping law just around the corner from my present
office. He was killed in a motor accident.
"There is no surname for my father. I think I am the victim of
the Danish patrynomic custom. My grandfather on the paternal side
Write to Jude's House, 49 Upper Tooting Park, London SW17 7SN
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MARTHA Eisenberg Lasser of California wants to find her family
Her great-grandfather Menachem Mendel Novadvorski of Poland had
two brothers. One brother, Samuel, changed his surname to Goldstein
upon immigration to America.
According to family legend, he was advised to change the name
by the third brother, who may have been living in England circa
Menachem's eldest children, Esther and Abraham, were born in Serock,
which is in the Warzszawa gubernia. However, the family had relocated
to the home of Menachem's wife's parents (Makow Mazowiecki, near
Pultusk, Poland) before Esther grew up.
When Martha's grandmother Esther Bessie Novadvorski left Poland
in 1920, she spent some time in England, presumably with her family
there, before travelling to America. Esther had babysat some children
on her way to London, and became ill from that contact. She was
not able to continue her trip until she had recovered.
Write to 23403 Stirrup Drive, Diamond Bar, California 91765, USA
or email MARTHAL@ci.brea.ca.us
ADELE Schlazer Lester of New York wants to "throw some light"
on her mother's side of the family.
Adele's maternal grandfather, Alec Goldman, was a fruiterer in
the East End of London. He never spoke of his siblings or parents.
It is believed their real surname was Victorovitch, shortened
Adele's mother remembers seeing photographs of a large family
group taken in either Poland or Russia. He does not appear in the
1901 London census although she knows he lived with his wife and
young children in or near Hessel Street, London E1.
"My late mother recalls having a cousin called Raye Victor," Adele
Write to 3735 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10463, USA or email:
JULIEN Ginsberg of Australia is trying to create his family
His mother, Norah Ginsberg nee Meyerson, was born in Middelburg,
eastern Transvaal, South Africa.
Her parents were Lily and Louis Meyerson. Lily, a Buisansky, had
two brothers, Louis and Yerachmiel.
Julien's father, Marcel Ginsberg, was born in South Shields. He
had two sisters, Esther and Minnie/Mercia, and a brother, Issy/Athur.
Hirsh Ginsberg, Julien's grandfather, married Zlotta/Charlotte Abrahams.
His family were Rose, Fanny, Sadie, Joseph (changed his name to
John Jones in 1922. Joseph (John) was married to Olive. They had
two sons in Sunderland, both dentists.
Write to 38 Brompton Road, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia, telephone
+61 2 9697 2282 or email email@example.com
CAROL Shaw of Netanya is looking for her grandmother Bertha
Duckett's family. Bertha lived at 97 Devonshire St, Broughton, Manchester
and married Joel Blank.
Write to 1a Apt, 33 Maul St, Netanya, Israel, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JEAN McKay of Kirkcaldy is helping a friend search for her
The Jacobs family she is interested in were living at 52 Settle
Street, Mile End Old Town, Stepney.
On the 1901 census Reuben Jacobs, the father, was a cap maker
working from home.
He was born in Manchester in 1875. His wife, who may have been
called Jane Zelda, was Russian and died young.
Reuben and Jane's family were David, born Manchester, Mary (Miriam),
born Stepney, and Raphael (Ralph), born in Stepney.
Ralph married Josephine Brown in Glasgow in 1827 before moving
to Fife, and they are the great grandparents of Jean's friend.
Write to 33, Duddingston Drive, Dunnikier Estate, Kirkcaldy or
DON Carter of Yorkshire says his grandfather, Stanley Victor
Bravington, claimed throughout his life to be Jewish.
He was born in 1892, in Datchet, Bucks, the third child of Arthur
Bravington and Eveline (Evelyn) Gladys Muriel Reeda (Reeder).
His mother was born in 1870/71 in either Manchester or Stockport
and, according to her marriage certificate, her father was Reginald,
a gentleman. Family lore has it that when Eveline was nine, the
family moved to Windsor and may have run a shop there.
Write to 15 Pavilion Gardens, Farsley, Pudsey, W Yorks, LS28 5ZG,
telephone 0113 2576923 or email email@example.com
EVA Berlin of Princeton, New Jersey, is searching for her long
lost brother, Heinrich Reinhold, a veteran of the Jewish Brigade.
In the late 1940s, he was an agent with British intelligence.
"I have been trying to find Heinrich (Heine or Yechiel) for decades
but without any success," Eva said.
He was born on May 5, 1916 in Germany, made aliya to Palestine
in the mid-1930s, fought in the Jewish Brigade against the Nazis
in Italy, then in 1947 moved to the UK and worked for British intelligence.
British intelligence assigned him a new identity in the late 1940s.
"I've appealed to the British government to give me 'any' information
on him but his file remains classified," Eva said.
"Both of us (if he is still alive) are in our 80s and so this
would be my last chance to see him."
Write to 12 Penrose Lane, Princeton Junction, New Jersey 08550,
USA or email Evaberlin@aol.com
AN Israeli friend of David Kravitz is trying to trace Jack
Neumann or his family from Leeds.
Jack, who would now be in his 80s, was a serviceman in World War
II serving with Montgomery against Rommel and then in Palestine
before the foundation of Israel.
Write to David at 22c/24 Nitza Boulevard, Netanya, Israel 42262,
telephone 00972 98622480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHELLE Rowbottom of Bury Council is trying to trace a woman
called Susan on behalf of 31-year-old Andrew.
Susan last saw Andrew in 1974 in Wrexham. In 1974 Susan lived
in the Wootton area of Liverpool.
Telephone 0161 253 5457, or email email@example.com
EILISH Browne of Dublin wants to know if he has any cousins
still living in Lithuania.
Eilish's grandfather was Lionel Isaacson. His birth certicate
says he lived at 3 Wallworth Road, London.
He had four brothers and five sisters. His parents were David
Isaacson and Matilda Karlin, who were married on the boat over from
David died around 1922, when he kicked in the head by his own
Write to 12 Bremore Court, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, Ireland or email
him at firstname.lastname@example.org
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
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