Ber Zavel Ber
From: Dr Chris Milton
My paternal grandfather was a Joseph Kalusky, he and
my grandmother Lil Beare divorced acrimoniously in 1934 and my grandmother
later remarried and my father took his step-father’s surname, Milton. Whilst
we had a story of other descendents of my paternal grandfather Joe there was
no contact between the families and we became absolutely lost to each other.
During the course of my family researches I found what I thought was my half
uncle’s name but years of internet searches turned up nothing. Then almost
thoughtlessly one day last year I did a search on a first name and a second
name initial and found someone who fitted some of the criteria. There was no
email address but I had a snail mail one. Anyway to cut a long story short
this indeed turned out to be my long lost half uncle and he put me in touch
with my long lost half aunt. The family reconnected after 74 years! The
irony was that I lived in a certain part of Cape Town for a period and it
turns out my aunt’s daughter/my cousin lived about three blocks away from me
– we never knowingly met but it is a village-like part of Cape Town and I
imagine our paths must have crossed many times.
My tree would probably have some connection with your side of the family but I would not know at this stage where that would be. Here is the menu page where you can browse around the information I have on Zagare , photographs of Zagare and some family information. www.coussins.org/Menu.htm<http://www.coussins.org/Menu.htm>
South Africa and New Zealand have a family connection as many of us, including myself, seem to go there at some stage. I emigrated to SA when I was 18 but left to first go to Israel and the back to the UK when I was in my early 20's
However, my great Uncle Hyman did go to New Zealand to meet family members in or around the early 1920's and , as a tailor, found a position there but his wife did not ant to leave her family in Glasgow,
The Manchester RaKussins became well established but I would not at this stage know if the family Ber and Beare would be linked by this stage. Maybe they were., Until we have other family trees to read from that would be hard. We could only link back through the trees if we could find them. I am sure that Abraham Ber is the common link.