JUDY WOLKOVITCH, of California, is putting together a ‘‘huge’’ family tree for her son-in-law Dr Benjamin Ansell. She wants to find descendants of Leon (Levi) Gross who married Rachel Ansell in Leeds in 1855. They had nine children including Asher, Nathan, Phineas, Rebecca — who married Jacob Civi of Scotland — Eve, Leah, Bella and Miriam. Contact 105 Aspen Way, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-3409, USA or email

THE cousins of cosmetics guru Helena Rubinstein are the subject of Ilan Kayatsky’s search. Ilan, of California, wants information on family members from Galicia who emigrated to England. His great-grandfather, Heinrich Rappaport was born around 1882 in the shtetl of Kroscienko. He had two sisters who emigrated to the UK probably at the turn of the last century.
Write to 1475 Cornell Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA or email

LIVERPUDLIAN Betty Ginsberg wants a reunion with her only living relative — her mother’s sister Clara Rubinstein, whom she has not seen for 35 years. Betty, who now lives in Manchester, believes that Clara resides in Queens Drive, Liverpool.
Write to 203 St Marys Road, Moston, Manchester, M40 0BJ.

GARY Robinson of Kent is seeking information on his grandmother Kate Allen Robinson. Kate was born in New York City and moved to Liverpool in about the 1880s. She had a sister who married a Mr Levi/y and had six daughters who were all named after flowers. Kate died in 1943 aged 74.
Write to 79 Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3SE or telephone 01959 572715.

‘‘THE Abromowitz or Abramavitz I am seeking emigrated from Riga, Latvia to Manchester around 1869-1870,’’ Laurel Gutterman , of Virginia, says. ‘‘It is also possible that he changed his name to Arnsburg when he arrived in England. ‘‘He was an optometrist who was cited for his generosity in donating eyeglasses to children of the poor.’’ He had a sister, Rasa Abromowitz, who married Chaim Bleiden and spent the rest of her life in Houston, Texas. ‘‘Rasa Bleiden is my paternal great-grandmother’’ Laurel adds.
Write to 519 Butterworth Street, Norfolk, VA 23505, USA or email

MAUREEN Claxton, of New South Wales, is seeking Glasgow descendants of Falk Rosenthal (1840-1918) and Jacob Levy (1860-1938).
Write to 56 John Street, Petersham, NSW 2049, Australia or email

LIVERPOOL-born Fay Jackman (nee Crystal) is in search of surviving relatives of her great Uncle Hyman, who was the brother of her grandmother.
Her Uncle Hyman married the sister of Fay’s grandfather. If you have any information, write to 6 Carr Manor Garth, Leeds, LS17 5AS.

AUSTRALIAN Warren Abadee is looking for anyone who shares his surname.
Write to 25A Roberts St, Rose Bay, NSW 2029, Australia.

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