I am currently reviewing material on the PARNES family of Dubno/Vilna/Lvov.
I have reviewed both direct material such as the forward written by
R' Zalman MARGOLIT in Megilah Emukot, by R' Natan Neta SPIRA, as well as
encyclopedic books like Ir Vilna and Dubno Rabbati. I am at a crossroads
and perhaps some of you may be able to help me.
I have come across three separate paternal line Yichusim of the family. In
general, they all end at the brothers R' Haim Nachman PARNES of Vilna and
R' Itzhak Natan Neta PARNES of Lvov. They are as follows:
a) Their father is Moshe Peretz PARNES. His father is Natan Neta in
Lvov, and they are descendant >from R' Natan Neta SPIRA.
b) Their father is Moshe Peretz PARNES. His father is Menachem Menush
PARNES. His father is Avigdor PARNES. His father is David PARNES. His
father is Moshe PARNES. His father is Abraham PARNES.
c) B is the same up until the father of David PARNES. Instead, David is the
son of Abraham PARNES. His father is Zev Vulf, (I believe son or grandson
of the second Maharashal of Lublin) and also a descendant of the Taz.
Furthermore, I am looking into the likelihood that R' Itzhak Natan Neta
PARNES is the progenitor of my great-grandmother's family, owing to similar
family names that crop up between the PARNES of Dubno/Vilna/Lvov and my
family, who were apparently of some importance as my great-great-great
grandfather Moshe Yaacov PARNES ran a government store in the area of
Zloczow in Bialy Kamien. If anyone knows anything about the descendants of
R' Itzhak Natan Neta PARNES it would be most appreciated.
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