MONA ANTHES-LEGETT of Canada is searching for an old friend, June Richardson, whom she thinks about every day.
She explains that June lived in London, Ontario, in the 1960s — and Shaun, one of her three sons, was born there around 1968.
Her two other sons’ names are Darren, born in England in 1965, and Mark, born 1967. Mona, who has a daughter Robin, was June’s neighbour in Ontario.
June, who was formerly married to Terry Richardson, returned to England in the early 1970s. But Mona lost her address when her house was destroyed by a fire.
‘‘I have not heard from her since 1973,’’ Mona laments.
‘‘Her maiden name is unknown to me which is also a handicap as her parents and sister Ann lived in South England and she returned to live near them.
‘‘I recall that she often mentioned the Cliffs of Dover, and the family went driving on the Moors on Sundays — as she said, ‘we live right beside them’.’’
She adds: ‘‘Not a day goes by when I do not think of her and her family.’’
Write to 863 26th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada N4K 6T4, telephone 1011-519371 1917 or email
DR SUSAN BARTON of Canada wants to find out more about her Liverpool-born grandmother Sarah Cohen, who was born around 1882.
Sarah’s parents were Abraham Isaac Cohen from Silale,Lithuania, and Leah Marie Barnett from Taurage, Lithuania.
Susanne believes Abraham and Leah were naturalised in Liverpool in 1890.
Sarah married Emanuel (Mendel) Beilensohn in Liverpool in 1901 and they had seven children (Bernard, Leon, Jack, Hyman, Annie, Leah and Abe).
Places where the family lived included Warburton Street and Gresham Street in Liverpool.
At one time Sarah had a small ‘general shop’, possibly in Hall Lane, with her name (S Beilensohn) over the door. Sarah died around 1945.
Write to Susanne at Department of Physiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H7, telephone (780) 492-3581 or email
EDNA LEVI, of Leeds, recently appealed for help in finding relatives of the late David Goodman.
A non-Jewish lady put her on the right trail and she was able to contact the Goodmans.
‘‘The lady left me her name and phone number as I had promised to inform her of my progress, but unfortunately I have mislaid it.’’
Edna, of 6161A Stonegate Road, Leeds LS17 6EL, would like the lady to get in touch with her again.
THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND is about to publish the memorial inscriptions of the Jewish Cemetery at Dolphin’s Barn in Dublin, Ireland, as part of its ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’ series.
The publication will have some 3,000 inscriptions — valuable information for anyone tracing their Irish-Jewish ancestry.
However, as a charity, the society must seek funding for its publication programme.
It is seeking sponsorship through inviting people to become Patrons of the publication.
Contact George O’Reilly at 11 Desmond Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The society’s website is
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at
Please include your home address.