In a message dated 99-01-10 23:52:02 EST, email@example.com writes:
<< I think it is difficult for anyone, at least of Eastern European
descent, *not* to have Rabbis in the family. Finding them, of
course, is a completely different story. >>
==Surprise! Even some Jews of Sefardi and West-European extraction had
rabbis in their ancestry. There were at least as many rabbis and scholars
relative to population in those areas. What's particularly useful is that
rabbinic families are easier to trace (at least in the direct male line)
because it is more likely that their lineage was recorded.
Michael Bernet, New York
BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET, BERNERTH etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth; PODERATZKI: Paris, Nurnberg.
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF: Frankfurt (Aron Wolf m. Babette Goldschmidt ca 1860) also in
Wurzburg, also Sali WOLF, Rotterdam