Canadian CHARLES LAPKOFF is looking for descendants of Rabbi Baruch Balkind, who was born in Lithuania (circa 1870) and lived in Glasgow.
His children were Annie, Joseph, Abraham, Rachel, Sarah, Fannie and Rose.
Charles’ wife Ruth (nee Balkind) is currently in the process of making her family tree.
Write to 26 Hyde Park Way, Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2G 5R4 or email

PETER GIELER of Cryers Hill is trying to trace members of the Pollak family who fled from Vienna in 1939.
He especially wants to find Melitta (Lisl) Pollak who was born 1914/1916 and her brother Felix, born 1907.
Their parents were Isidor Pollak and Fanny Pollak nee Kohn. Fanny was born in 1880.
Write to Sylvaner, Cryers Hill Road, Cryers Hill, Bucks HP15 6JS

PHILIP LYONS wants any information on his relatives Stanley Alec Rosenberg and Phyllis Lyons, who married in Leeds on August 17, 1947.
Write to Albert Buildings, 49 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SA, telephone 020 724 82421 or email

SONIA MORRIS'S family emigrated to England from Vilnius around 1905. Sonia herself was born in Manchester, but emigrated to Melbourne in 1967. Contact 12/21 Gardenvale Road, South Caulfield 3162, Victoria, Australia or email

PETER BUSH of Stanmore is researching a Liverpool family who were originally named Abrahams but changed to Braham in the early 1900’s. 
Harry; Amelia married William Heaton in 1919; Isabella; Ida married Joseph Rosen in 1922; May married Charles Cooper in 1925; and Sydney Braham who married Isabella Swede in 1931.
Ida and Joseph (a tailor ) lived in Seacombe, Wallasay in 1949 and Sydney, an engineer, lived at 69 Lorenzo Drive, West Derby in 1952.  
Write to 32 Braithwaite Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 2QH or email

DAVID HARRIS of Maryland is searching for the family of his great uncle Simcha Burstein (Burnstein).
He was a European representative for the Eberhard-Faber pencil company and stayed in Portugal until about 1960.
At that time, the family, including his son Reuben Burstein, left Portugal for the UK and contact with the New York branch of the family was lost.
Write to 2720 Woodedge Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906, USA or email

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