Chaim Freedman's book on the descendants of the Gaon of Vilna #lithuania


Arnold Davidson <arnoldbd@...>
 

Chaim Freedman's voluminous and thoroughly documented book "Eliyahus's
Branches" has provided many of us with the opportunity to document
anecdotal information regarding our relationship with the Gaon. Since its
publication, additional research by Chaim Freedman and the readers of his
book has resulted in some modifications of his original family trees and
the expansion of his tree by many people who were able to connect to
families or individuals listed in his book.

I have written to Chaim about a revision to his book and, understandably,
he has so many other ongoing projects that he can not commit to a revision.

I wonder if someone could set up a website and database of additions and
corrections to Freedman's original trees. Even with a prominent caveat
that these modifications have not been verified or corroborated, this
information could be useful to many researchers until and if Chaim issues a
new edition of his book. Hopefully, Chaim would be involved in such a site.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

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Aviva M Neeman
 

The decision if, when and how to add to Chaim Freedman's book "Branches
of Eliahu" can be made only by Chaim Freedman's own decision. Otherwise
it will infringe on his copyright.

Aviva M Neeman
Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold Davidson [mailto:arnoldbd@adelphia.net]
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 3:06 AM
To: LitvakSIG
Subject: [litvaksig] Chaim Freedman's book on the descendants of the
Gaon of Vilna
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Chaim Freedman's voluminous and thoroughly documented book "Eliyahus's
Branches" has provided many of us with the opportunity to document
anecdotal information regarding our relationship with the Gaon. Since
its
publication, additional research by Chaim Freedman and the readers of
his
book has resulted in some modifications of his original family trees and

the expansion of his tree by many people who were able to connect to
families or individuals listed in his book.

I have written to Chaim about a revision to his book and,
understandably,
he has so many other ongoing projects that he can not commit to a
revision.

I wonder if someone could set up a website and database of additions and

corrections to Freedman's original trees. Even with a prominent caveat
that these modifications have not been verified or corroborated, this
information could be useful to many researchers until and if Chaim
issues a
new edition of his book. Hopefully, Chaim would be involved in such a
site.

Arnold Davidson
Boynton Beach, FL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.