By Azim Saiyed
An American has made a public appeal for help to find his grandmother’s family who live in Leicester after many years of not having any contact with them.
Nicholas Encinas, 29, from Washington, is aiming to discover the whereabouts of his grand uncles and aunts who he claims are still living in Leicester, specifically the Wigston area.
Nicholas said: “I just want to connect with my lost family and keep in touch with them so I can eventually visit them.
“Because my grandma left the UK after World War II to be with my grandpa who served in the 82nd Airborne US military, she left her whole family behind and it’s them whom I’m looking for.
“She was born in Wigston because I saw her passport but I’m not sure about her siblings.
“To me, it would only make sense to believe they still live there.”
The attempt to revive the relationship with his family in England is very important to Nicholas who is determined to overcome any challenges in its way.
His grandmother’s name was Pauline Margaret Nichols, and the only relative Nicholas remembers the name of, is his grand uncle, Keith Ladkin.
Nicholas said: “Family is very important to me, it’s something I value a lot in life and knowing that I have some more out there somewhere just makes me happy.
“Even though they are thousands of miles away, I will not give up trying to find them. It will be rewarding for me spend some time with them.”
His grand uncle, Mr Ladkin, donated a book containing the names of Jews and Germans from World War II to the Rutland County Museum in Oakham.
Nicholas believes the museum would be the best starting point to successfully locate his lost family members.
If you have any information that would help Nicholas, then please email him at: email@example.com