SUZANNE Fine Morgan of Florida want to find records of her great grandfather, Zelik Kletzky.

Suzanne believes he may have taken her grandfather Barnett (Benjamin/Bernard) Kletzky to France as a child.

Barnett later came to London. But she cannot find any English records on siblings, marriages, births in London, census details or when they sailed to America.

Barnett married Dora Bessie Penchesnek around 1887. Daughter Mary was born 1890 in England.

Suzanne has found nothing on Dora Bessie (Betsy) or Mary.

Dora may have had a brother Lewis.

Dora moved to America in 1892 with Mary. Further children were born in Pennsylvania and New York.

She died in child birth 1906 with Suzanne's mother. Mary died aged 13 in America.

Write to 7320 Skylark Dr, Spring Hill, FL 34606, USA or email

LEE Haley of Australia is seeking assistance in locating descendants of our ancestors family, whom he has been researching for the past three years.

Sergey Hosias Tournoff born Georgenburg Russia around 1790, wife Esther Levi/Levy (mother Sarah, father unknown) born Lancashire around 1793.

Children Jane, Henry (married Caroline Salmon), Louisa (married Charles Aarons), Joshua (married Rebecca Barnard), Sarah all born around 1828-1834 in Manchester and John born around 1847 (married Mary Lawson, then Mary Ann Rowles).

Henry lived in London and had nine children - Esther, Samuel, John, Louisa, Jeanette, Charles, Rosetta, Emma and Arthur.

Joshua also lived in London with nine children - Esther, Elizabeth, Hyam, Louisa, Kate, Rosetta, Henry, Barnard and Maude.

Write to 10 Dress Circle Drive, Lennox Head 2478. Australia or email

GLENDA Goldberg of Australia is researching her family history and would like to find out more about her great grandfather Nathan Levy and his Manchester family.

Nathan was born in Russia (probably Lithuania) in 1845, arrived in England around 1870 and worked as a cabinetmaker in Sunderland between 1872 and 1897.

He moved to Manchester around 1900 following the death of his first wife, Perla, and emigration of their children Lyonel and Rachel to Australia.

Nathan remarried around 1900 and lived with his second wife in Manchester for the rest of his life.

They had six children one of whom was Emmanuel Levy who eventually settled in California.

''I fondly remember 'Uncle Manny'who visited our family in Australia in the late 1960s when he was probably in his 50s or 60s,'' Glenda said. ''It's so difficult researching an ancestor with such a common name!''

Write to 12/7 Bellevue Park Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023, Australia or email

GEORGE Sackheim of Illinois is trying to trace the following families who lived in Manchester - Zackheim, Stern, Griver, Btesh.

''They are all a part of my family tree which covers 17 generations going back to the early 1600's,'' George said.

Write to 9151 Crawford Avenue Skokie, Illinois 60076, USA or email

EIGHTY-five-year-old George Summers has never forgotten his friend Harry Vitkin who attended Ardwick Central School, Manchester, with him 70 years ago.

George says: ''I had to leave school at 14 because my father was made redundant. We both cried like little kids when we were parted.''

George says Harry travelled to school each day from Cheetham Hill.

Contact 0161-865 7422.

THE North Manchester Branch of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain will be holding a Family Tree Workshop on Monday, February 3 (2pm) at Broughton Library. Details: 0161-792 2740.

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

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