Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Krakow Original yichus briefs #rabbinic

Yaron Pedhazur

Dear fellow researchers,

As part of my own family research, I am digging into Krakow early
families histories.

One of the main challenges is moving >from the "records period"
(early 19 century and on), to families in earlier generations, that
are only partially documented in the literature.

AND -- one phenomena strikes me. Even in the literature of the
early 20th century, there is very limited info on tracing, even the
most prominent families (e.g. HOROWITZ, LANDAU, SPIRA), to their
respective ancestries. Presumably, It should come as no surprise.
However, point to notice is that these families lived in Krakow for
generations, and were usually proud of their "yichus". So how is it
that nobody knew/knows ?

There are a few alternate explanations:

1. the families had no clue by the late-19/early 20 centuries ...

2. The families knew, but have not been asked, or have not cooperated
with the authors.

I would like to pursue the second option, hence my question:

If anyone is aware or possess original yichus breifs, tracing
krakowian family/ies to its roots, and into the 18 century -- I
would like very much to make contact and learn about it, share info
and pursue the "lead".

For an example of such family history quest, the HOROWITZ family in
Krakow, you are most welcome to visit my blog and review the following post:

[or http://tinyurl.com/zuuvww8 --Mod.]

You can reply privately to yarpd at yahoo dot com.

Best regards,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel

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