Contributed by Gabrielle O'Connor on 25.02.2008:
I want to find any relatives of my mother who was born in Jerusalem in 1898, Her father was Neguib Madi (or Mahdi or Ma’di) and her mother was Sabina Meena. I don’t know their parents’ name. Her father was governor of Galilee, stationed in Beisan (Beth Shean or (Beit Shan) and they lived also in Nazareth. She married (1st marriage) in about 1920, Bill Bedser, who was a British soldier after after the War. she came to Australia in about 1923. She was an only child but her mother adopted a boy in about 1910 but I don’t know his name. She had cousins in Nazareth and the name Kiyat or Kyatt is one of the cousins’ name. (Surname, I think) Hope someone can fill me in a little bit about her history or any relations in Palestine as I know very little about it as I was just not interested enough to ask her questions when I was young. And then, of course, it was too late.