RICHARD WALKER of London is trying to find his biological father George, who was Jewish.

Richard was reunited with his real mother Marian Duffin last year.

Marian, who lives in Tyrone, Northern Ireland, had an affair with George in 1973 when he was living in Didsbury, Manchester.

The description Richard has of his father is that he was five feet 10 inches to six feet tall with light blond hair and Manchester born. He would now be in his early-60s and he owned a car dealership.

Marian left Manchester when the affair ended and moved to Kensington, London. She discovered she was pregnant but never told George.

Write to Richard at 24 Ladbroke Road, London W11 3NN.

DEREK STAVROU of Israel is looking for help with the Liansky family, formerly of Glasgow.

Isaac Liansky married Etta Cohen in Glasgow around 1900. He was from Odessa, and worked as a presser; she was from Seda, Lithuania.

The couple had four children — Leon, Rose, Max and Esther. Leon emigrated to Australia in the 1920s and was the only one to produce grandchildren for Etta and Isaac: he had a son, Harry Lyons, who was a policeman in Sydney.

Write to 14 Mor St, Kfar Sava 44242, Israel, telephone 972 97652108 or email

JIM LEVY of Texas wants to find information about his grandfather Ephraim Levy (Levey) who was born in Manchester in 1879.

Ephraim moved to America around 1901 and died in 1953. Ephraim’s youngest son, Alvin Levy — Jim’s father — was stationed in England during World War Two and met some of the family. Alvin died in 1984.

Jim’s daughter Leah has started to show interest in genealogy and wants to know more about her English roots.

Write to 6012 Pinehurst Drive, El Paso, Texas 79912, USA, telephone 915-584-6364 or email

ALLAN ADELMAN of Australia lost touch with Louis Fink some 15 years ago, but he would like to meet up with him when he visits Manchester next year.

Allan emigrated to New Zealand in the mid-1980s before moving to Australia.

He says Louis is about 48 and was married to Irene (nee Cohen). Allan would also like to hear from anyone who used to know him.

Write to 8 Castlebar Way, Templestowe, Vic 3106 Australia or email

Ex-Lietenant Corporal IOLO LEWIS would like to know about Trooper Sid Woolf from Manchester who served with him in B squadron 3rd Royal Tank Regiment when they liberated Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. Contact 0707 334794.

DR GUY Simmons of Essex is trying to locate the parents and sister of a friend, Nicholas Dermont, who was killed in a road accident in 1971/72.

The family lived in North Manchester. Write to 208 Longbridge Rd, Barking, Essex, IG11 8SY, telephone 020 8594 3061 or email

HENRY Mortimer of Leicester wants to trace the family of Hermann Stern, a cousin of his mother.

Hermann owned a drapery store in Attendorn, Westphalia, Germany. He was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943, but some of his children escaped to Manchester.

Write to 140 Carisbrooke Road, Leicester LE2 3PE or telephone 0116 2704536.

THE 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy takes place from July 8 to 13 at the Inter-Continental Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London.

Some 150 speakers from five continents will address the conference and there will be guided tours of London’s major genealogical resources.

Among the talks will be ‘Sephardi Manchester’ by Lydia Collins, ‘the Hull Jewish community’ by Judge Israel Finestein, ‘the early history of the Leeds Jewish community’ by Murray Freedman, ‘Jewish roots in Scotland’ by Harvey Caplan, ‘Genealogical resources relating to Manchester Jewry’ by Ros Livshin, ‘the Jews of Merthyr Tydfil’ by Wendy Bellany and ‘basic British genealogy’ by Richard Cooper and Richard Pearlman.

Details: London2001, PO Box 27061, London N2 0GT or fax 020 8455 5773.

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

© 2000 Jewish Telegraph