It is impossible to
acknowledge every contact I make within each family, simply as there are
so many, and it would defeat the object of the section. The following
are those who have contributed most to the advancement of the family
tree and family history, and why. We are all heavily indebted to you,
and to everyone else who has contributed by any means.
GOLDBERG / CYMBERKNOPF
The members of the
Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group who have given me access to their years of hard work on the Cymberknopf family:
Leah Bisel, Gideon Carmi and
Ilan Krause. Also, many thanks to CRARG's leader, Daniel Kazez,
for his development of CRARG and his personal help in my searches.
The team who succeeded
in finding Uncle Shir’s family, the "American Goldbergs", after over 60 years in the
wilderness: Anthea Gerrie, Helen Auerbach, Elaine
Gilboa, Joan Parker and Judy Turbin.
KOMOROWSKI / RUDECKI
research group of Michael Levinson (now of Southport), Martin Lipson
of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire and Jack and Joyce Brightbart
of Hunmanby, East Yorkshire, for providing photos and recollections,
purchasing certificates and suggesting many useful research ideas.
Alice Rieders of North Miami
Beach, FL, for providing an enormous amount of information on the
existing records of Joseph Gornecki, enabling me to trace his
Eve Line Blum of
Paris, for locating and purchasing Danielle Gornecki’s birth
certificate, and then providing her contact details, along with
valuable explanations surrounding the deportations from occupied
Carole Burdon and John Denton at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Billingham,
Cleveland, for all their help in processing my microfilm requests and extensive
notes about exactly what to copy and how!
TEMPELCHOF / KRZYWE
Golda and Sam Suchait
of Paris, for providing photos, recollections and such warm
hospitality. The sad loss of such beautiful people in such a short
time is lessened only by the knowledge they were apart for an
equally short time.
Valerie and Peter Greenwood of Edgware, London and Jeffrey Kaiser
of Morton Grove, IL, for spending hours
translating numerous Polish and Russian vital records. Without their
hard work, so much less would have been possible.
Serge Rycine and
family of Paris, for providing photos, photocopies from
Klarsfeld’s book, Madeleine’s memoirs and an unforgettable week in
my favourite city.
Bruce Bardarik of Paterson Free Public Library, NJ, for
providing census and street directory data, introducing the
connection to the Cyngler family.