NACHUM (Norman) Plotkin left Glasgow in 1961 and now lives in Long Island, New York.

He made an appeal in Roots Directory last year to hear from any of his old friends in Scotland.

Unfortunately, after receiving a number of replies, his computer crashed - erasing his memory. He would like all those who got in touch to contact him again.

Nachum lived in Bowman Street, Glasgow and attended Anette Street Primary School from 1946-51, then Queens Park Senior Secondary School. The family moved to England, then Israel before finally settling in America.

Write to 295 Main St, East Rockaway, New York 11518, America or email

A GROUP has been formed for those with roots in the shtetl of Tetiev in Kiev Gubernia.

Irwin Margiloff has family from Tetiev that remained in Leeds on their way to America - Strakovsky who became Stratton.

''We are interested in hearing from any/all descendants of immigrants from Tetiev,'' Irwin said. ''If you are interested in Tetiev and have any information to share with others, or are able to help in presenting a more complete resource for genealogists working on families from Tetiev, visit our website or email me at''

People without email can write to Adelle Gloger ( at 23920 Fairmount Blvd, Shaker Hts, Ohio 44122, America.

ANGIE Elfassi of Israel would like information on her grandparents' marriage and the birth of their children. Max Richman married Sarah Cohen around 1897/8. Their children were Joseph, born on December 24, 1898, Sidney, Percy, Chaim (Billy Richmond), Harry and Angie's mother, Beattie , born on January 8, 1913.

Write to 12 Tamar St, Neve Monosson, 60190, Israel, email

LOIS Kaufman of Israel would like to trace the descendants of her great-great grandmother's elder brother Solomon Levy who married Kate. Their children - Harry, Fanny, Freddy (Saul Frederick), Jacob, Bertha and Leah Levy - were born in Manchester in the 1860/70s.

Lois would also like to trace descendants of her younger sister Marie Levy who married Michael Silverstone in Manchester in about 1880. They had three children - Helena, Abraham and Hilda.

Helena Silverstone married a Mr Goldstone.

Write to Haprachim 6/11, Ra'anana 43399, Israel or email

MANCUNIAN Rica Goldberg wants to contact two sisters called Estry.

Esme Cowan (nee Estry) and her sister Sylvia lived and were married in Manchester. Their parents were Mark and Rhoda Estry who lived on Middleton Road, Manchester, in the 1950s.

Mark Estry later lived in Kirkhams, near Blackpool. The family were also involved in kosher chickens in Cheetham Hill until the 1970s. Telephone 0161 767 9060.

BRENDA Habshush, nee Bernstein, of Israel wants to contact school friend Sandra Bernstein.

The pair went from Chapeltown Primary School to Allerton High School in 1952 and attended Habonim youth group and the Judean Club.

Write to Kibbutz Sde Boker, Israel, or email

MRS J Dixon of Stockport would like to hear from anyone with information on her great-grandfather Frederick Fidler.

He was born in the 1860s and his family owned a raincoat factory in Cheetham Hill. Write to 12 Alma Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4PU.

FRANKLIN Kaye of Salford wants to trace the brother of his maternal grandmother, Fanny Weinstock.

Fanny, nee Cohen married Harris Weinstock at the Holy Law beth Aaron Synagogue in Redbank, Manchester in 1904.

Franklin's late mother used to tell him how whenever his grandmother had saved two shillings or half a crown she would send it to her brother in Leeds. His name was either Mark or Morris. Fanny also had a sister, Betsy Shneiderman.

Write to 182 Bury Old Road, Salford, M7 4QY or email

To make an appeal, email MIKE COHEN at roots@jewishtelegraph.comPlease include your home address.

© 2001 Jewish Telegraph