Re: Publishing genealogies #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Judith Lipmanson" < lipmanson@... > wrote:

Rachel:

I have my personal strong opinion against Jews publishing their family
trees on the web -- in the public domain. I'd give you my reasons except
that I would, metaphorically, have my wrists slapped by the the moderator
of this forum.

I know others don't share my opinion; but, it would be polite for you to
canvass your living relatives to get their permissions even though their
names may not be published. Your ancestors are theirs also.

Judith Lipmanson
I have experienced a very distant connection (the precise relationship I
don't know) sending me a copy of my familytree with details of my immediate
family with their birth dates and their relationships to each other.

I know that if I were to mention this to my close relations that they would
be very concerned that someone who has very little connection to them has
obtained this information which includes children of school age.

In fact, they would be very angry and would want to know how she got hold of
the information.

There is therefore a question of when does a connection stop being family -
they might be family in terms of a familytree but someone whose relationship
goes back to 1800 hardly counts as family in most people's understanding.

At that degree of separation I would be related to half the Jews in London.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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