13-08-2006, 7:58 PM
I am trying to trace my maternal grandfather who fathered my mother Phyllis in 1907. He used the name Jermyn Tipsen and I believe he was a Russian Jew. This was almost certainly not his real name. He had trained as an opera singer at the Leipzig Conservatoire and may have gone to Australia before my mother was born on June 9th 1907.