RANDY Dalnekoff of Maryland is trying to find information on his family which moved to Glasgow from Odessa at the turn of the 20th century. He would also like to know about a mysterious second family in Glasgow bearing his surname. Randy’s paternal grandfather was born in Glasgow in 1908. He was the oldest of five sons born to Samuel and Esther Dalnekoff. Esther and the five boys left Glasgow for America in 1920. Samuel apparently left Glasgow in either 1918 or 1919 to go to Canada and then America. According to the Ellis Island records database, there was another family called Dalnekoff which left Glasgow in 1923. Their names were Lewis and Leah and their children Annie, Barnett, Hermin, and Sarah. ‘‘Lewis was probably a brother to Samuel,’’ Randy says. ‘‘I had never heard of them before last week.’’ Write to 5481 Luckpenny Place, Columbia, Maryland 21045, America or email

NAOMI BARNETT of Australia has already found members of her maternal family through Roots Directory. Now she would like help finding her paternal family. She is trying to find the family of Israel Baker who resided at 99 Markham Avenue, Leeds. ‘‘He was a tailor and I believe he is a brother of my husband’s great grandmother,’’ Naomi says. ‘‘His mother was Oddy Baker. The address I found by accident was from 1947. I haven’t got access to more recent information.’’ Write to 2 Capri Court, Doncaster, Melbourne, Australia, 3108 or email

LINDA FINE of California is looking for relatives or anyone who knew of Lilian Klot, who used the stage name of Georgia Brown. Lilian was born in Whitechapel in October 1933. An obituary mentions the names Henry, Nita and Suzanne. Lilian was married to Gareth Wigan and had a son, Jonathan. Her parents were Mark Klot and Anne Kirshenbaum Klot. Her grandfather, last name Kleotz, emigrated from Wilna, Poland. Linda’s grandfather, Harry Clott, moved to America in the late 1890s. Other relatives live in Canada, Israel, Russia, and America. Write to 830 Cumberland Drive Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, America or email

ROBERT COOK, of Moortown, is searching for his sisters Jacqueline and Sylvia and his brother David. If you know of their whereabouts, contact Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, 0113 2684211.

OFRA PERLMUTTER of Israel wants information on her maternal grandfather Yehuda Kalman Luria, who lived in Cheetham, Manchester. Ofra believes Yehuda lived at 182 Stock Street or 7 Derby Street around 1940. He died on June 3, 1941 and was buried in Rainsough Cemetery. Contact either 0161-792 2136 or 009722 9931470 or write to PO Box 1282, Efrat 90435, Israel.

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