ROSALIND King of California would like to hear from the daughter she had to give up for adoption in 1959. Her daughter was called Pauline Gale Black when she was born on October 19, 1959 at the South London Hospital for Women. The Jewish Board of Guardians were involved after Pauline was placed with an adoption agency in Knightsbridge/Kensington. The adoption, handled in Middlesex County, was finalised in 1960. ‘‘I do not wish to intrude on my daughter’s life,’’ Rosalind says, ‘‘rather I just want to be able to hear that her life has been a happy one and that the ‘choice’ I made so many years ago was in fact the right one. ‘‘Few days have passed that I have not thought of her and a river of tears have fallen. Pauline has two half sisters and we all would be glad to hear from her if and when she is ready. ‘‘I would understand if she wishes no personal contact with me, but a word to let me know she is OK would make me so happy and perhaps go a long way to filling the emptiness I have felt for so many years.’’ Write to 711 W Brookside Avenue #5, Redlands Ca.92373, USA, telephone 001 909 307 9944 or email her at

TERRY Newman placed an appeal in Roots Directory in November — but it wasn’t until two weeks ago that he got a result. Ruth Bradbury of Canberra read Terry’s appeal on our Internet edition and discovered that she was related. Terry of Sydney was looking for descendants of his great-great grandparents Henry and Simmie Levy who married at the Great Synagogue, London, in September 1808. He particularly wanted to make contact with descendants of Abraham and Sarah Abrahams, who had lived at 82 Renshaw St, Liverpool in the mid-1800s. Sarah was the sister of his great-grandfather, Michael Levy, who arrived in Sydney in about 1854. ‘‘I have discovered that two of their daughters, Simmie and Annie, lived and died in South Africa, and I have been in touch with some of their descendants,’’ Terry says. Ruth contacted him as her grandmother was Rosetta, the fifth daughter of Abraham and Sarah Abrahams. ‘‘Ruth knew almost nothing about her great-greatmother Sarah Abraham’s several siblings who arrived in Australia between 1830-50,’’ Terry adds. ‘‘As Ruth’s mother arrived in Australia in 1920, she was much more up-to-date on our English relatives, and has established or maintained contact with a number of their descendants. ‘‘Ruth and I are especially thrilled to have been able to exchange so much ‘new information’. As a result, with certainty, we can now state that the Henry Levy, who died on March 27, 1838, aged 52, at Cox’s Square, Bell Lane, London, was our great-great grandfather. ‘‘Until now, I have been unable to clarify the right one, and it was only the information that Ruth had collected that provided the clue. ‘‘Now we want to find out about any other children who remained in England. There was one called Samuel Levy.’’ Write to 8/70 Carlton Pde, Carlton, NSW 2218, Australia, or email

CAROL Merten of Canada is trying to trace an old pal for a high school reunion to be held in Manchester in 2002. Brian Newman lived on Hollyrood Drive, Prestwich. He attended Manchester King David High School and would now be approaching 50. Write to 29 Normandy Cres, Richmod Hill, ON L4C 8L9 Canada or email or
GLORIA Wolfson of British Columbia is searching for descendants of David and Goldah Krupnick (maybe Crupnic) from Brechany. They had 10 children, seven of whom emigrated with them to New York City in 1920. The other three had gone earlier, including one son who was sent to South America to escape conscription. Write to 312-33688 King Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7P9, telephone 001 604-859-1943 or email

PETER Bracey of Liverpool is looking for the relatives of three sisters, Dora, Jane and Gertrude Brosgarth who were born in Liverpool in 1909, 1911 and 1913 respectively. Their parents were Nathan Brosgarth, a tailor’s machinist, and Rose Ruskin. At the time of Gertrude’s birth they lived at 132 Chatham Street, Liverpool. Jane married Philip Umanski, a barber, in 1932 and Dora married William Rose in 1937, both in Leeds. Peter has compiled a Brosgall/Brosgarth family tree of more than 400 names. Write to 8 Belston Road, Liverpool, L16 4PL or email him at oooooooooo DAVID Musk of Leeds is trying to trace the origin of his name. A cousin told him the name could be Jewish as she found ‘Musk’ and ‘Muske’ in a list of French Jews during the Holocaust. Write to 9 Kitson Street, Leeds LS9 8PH or email him at

LEE Feist of New York would like to contact descendants of his grandmother in England. Lee’s grandmother Julie Lesser moved to America with her husband Moses Cohen and six or seven children in 1890. They settled in Brooklyn and had a total of 12 children. Write to 10 Arcadia Drive, New City, NY 10956 or email
To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at Please include your home address.

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