Krasilov Scherer or Shear #general

Henry <alison@...>

Dear Genners,
A friend who has no experience in Genning asked me the following question.

We met a man on a tiyul last winter who strongly resembled my father's family. When
I told him that my father came >from a town in Russia called Krasilov, he said that
there was no connection. His father came >from Vienna. Then at the end of the tiyul
we learned that his last name, Scherer, and my father's last name, Shear, were
virtually the same. I told him that when my brother comes to Jerusalem in August,
we'll get together. Which we did. I feel more strongly than ever because of the
meeting that we're >from the same family.

How do I find out whether the Scherers >from Vienna and the Shears >from Krasilov are
from the same family?
Henry Tobias
Maale Adumim, Israel

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