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.
GUTMAN / FRYDMAN
Scott Flaving and
Mr C Ford of the West Riding Regiment, for supplying huge tracts
of the 1/4 Battalion war diary and answering my myriad questions!
Thanks to their generosity, my knowledge of Morris Goodman's World
War I experiences would be virtually nil.
Shirley Goodman of Sunderland, for allowing me access to all her
Goodman research, letting me borrow and scan numerous precious photos, and being a
fine family historian for Joseph Goodman's family.
DOBRZYNSKI / BRZEZINSKI
of Melbourne, Australia, for actually being more obsessed with
genealogy than me, and for being the most fun research partner
of them all! She is possibly the closest friend I've made to
date in my whole extended family, since starting to trace them.
Thank you for everything, Nome!
of Montréal, Canada, for providing a copy of the 1872 ketubah, many recollections of family life
and some fascinating theories about the fate of (the wrong) Uncle Phil!
Leila Vure of
Leeds, for providing many recollections of the very earliest of
my ancestors to settle in England, allowing me access to her
amazing photo collection and acting as a family
Roger Rose and family, of
Newark, Nottinghamshire, for allowing me access to various
photos, including his uncle Wallace, and his father's war
Valerie and Peter
Greenwood of Edgware, London, for providing recollections, research
suggestions and moral support!