RUTH BRADBURY of Australia was amazed to find that fellow countryman Terry Newman was looking for her family.

‘‘It was such a surprise to find him in Sydney and me in Canberra,’’ Ruth says.

After witnessing the success of Roots Directory, she has placed her own appeal.

‘‘I would like to find any details and/or descendants of Morris (Moses) Joshua Jacobs and Kate (Catherine) Jacobs nee Abrahams (my great aunt) who were married in Seel Street Synagogue, Liverpool in February 1873,’’ she said.

‘‘They had at least three children born in West Derby/Liverpool. Joshua was born in 1876, Rosetta Kate in 1878 and Arthur Morris in 1880.’’

Write to 118 Vasey Crescent, Campbell, ACT 2612, Australia or email

CARLA PENROSE Montie of Tennessee is searching for information on the Isaac-Farmer families. The Isaacs were from Liverpool. Edith Rose married Leopold Farmer and they had four children: Cecil, Mabel, Harold and Herbert.

The family lived for a while in Kingston, Jamaica and then returned to England. The Farmers/Isaacs were members of the Anglo-German Congregation in Jamaica in the 1870s.

Harold and Herbert were born in St John’s Woods, London.

Carla found this information in the 1881 census. The surname Farmer was believed to have been changed from Zeev-Wolf.

Carla is the great-grand niece of Leopold Farmer. Write to 2224 Lake Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919 USA or email

DEREK STAVROU of Israel is looking for Sylvia Carter who lived in Barnet in the 1980s. Sylvia was the daughter of Yetta and Haim Bernstein, who married in Glasgow around 1943.

Yetta was the daughter of Rose and Joe Balkind.

Write to 14 Mor St, Kfar Sava 44242, Israel, telephone 00972 97652108 or email

BERNICE HYMAN of Florida is searching for Maurice Wise, who lived in Blackpool.

Maurice was the son of Morris and Louise Wise. He is Bernice’s cousin on her father Izzy Wise’s side.

Maurice’s last known address was Marton Drive Blackpool. His father was a barber, while his mother had a yarn shop at the same address.

He was an active hockey player and may have emigrated to Canada. Write to 16650 Greensedge Circle, Weston, Fl 33326, USA or email

SUSAN MONTY of London is trying to trace relatives of Lionel (Leon) Topp who emigrated to London from Poland after World War Two.

After staying with Susan’s grandfather Morry Bonstein, Lionel moved to Leeds with his wife and son, who studied at Gateshead Yeshiva.

Write to 33 Kingsley Way, London, N2 OEH or telephone 0208 455 5060.

Israeli OFRA PERLMUTTER wants to trace a Manchester family who knew her grandfather Yehuda Kalman Luria (Lurie). The Glazier Chatch family lived in the 1940s at 182 Stock Street, Cheetham.

Write to PO Box1282, Efrat 90435, Israel, telephone 0097229931470 or the Betan family on 0161-792 2136.

LILIANE BERKOVITS of Omaha desperately wants to find her brother Fernand Provisor, who left Montreal, Canada in the early 1960s. Write to 14718 California St, Omaha, NE 68154 USA or email Weston, Fl 33326, USA or email

TERRENCE FINNERTY is looking for his old army pal Sydney Weston (Weiwow) last believed to be living around the Meanwood area of Leeds.

Terrence, 79, said: ‘‘I got a card from Sydney in the early 1950s but I lost it. I always thought that he would write to me again, but he didn’t.’’

Write to 53 Valentine Road, Newton Le Willows, Mersey-side or telephone 01925 226492.

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

© 2000 Jewish Telegraph