My name is Bruce Roberts and I live in Sydney Australia. My grandfather was born in the village of Kfarsghab Lebanon around 1868. He migrated to Australia around 1893.
My granfathers name was Massoud Merhi. He had two brothers, Nemir and Saghir (not sure about spelling of "saghir"). I believe he also had a sister Yumna Merhi. It is believed Yumna may have gone to the USA around the same time my Grandfather left for Australia. Not sure if she was single or married at the time, or if in fact she went to USA at all. I cannot find any trace of her or her descendants.
Have traced my family history from my grandfather and his brothers through to today.
I am desperate to trace the Merhi family in Kfarsghab before my grandfather as well as the descendants of my great aunt Yumna.
Can anyone please tell me how and whom I can contact in the village of Kfarsghab, a historian, Library, census dept. etc, or elsewhere in lebanon if appropriate to help me in my quest. Or, perhaps someone may have some knowledge of my descendants, in Kfarsghab or maybe somewhere in the USA if my Aunt Yumna in fact migrated there.