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.
Raphael Tish and
Phyllis Harbus of New York City, for providing such willing
support, as well as passionate recollections of the New York
Tish family. Every family should be lucky enough to include people
like these, so full of love and so happy to help others.
The late Lucy Cohen and family of
Towaco, NJ (and elsewhere), for providing recollections and
boundless enthusiasm! Lucy will be very sadly missed, and it is a
tragedy she was unable to see this website.
Daphne and Beverley Morris of
Blackheath, London, and Chislehurst, Kent (respectively), for extracting so much genealogical information from Philip
Star on his visits to England in the years before I was born.
Harriet Albersheim of Rockville,
MD, for providing a spellbinding anecdotal history of the
descendants of Moszk and Chana Basza Staroletni and, in particular,
the tragic events of the summer of 1941.
KOWALSKI / PIECHOTA / CHEMNICKI
of Morton Grove, IL, for locating, purchasing and translating
and Russian certificates, thereby advancing beyond all imagination
the detail of knowledge about our early Radzilow ancestors, as well
as being such an enthusiastic and open research partner, and always
the "Voice of Maturity"! What does that red spot mean?!
Robin Kavall of Columbia,
MD, for providing numerous family photos and correspondence from her
father's estate, including the priceless one of the Kowalski family
forge. Also for funding the purchase of certificates and very quickly becoming an
member of the Kowalski/Piechota/Chemnicki research group.
Amy Stover of the University
of Miami, FL, for providing a large number of photos of her scattered
branch of the Kowalski family from Eileen Rothman's estate, as well as spending hours accessing
the Yad Vashem database and doing several menial tasks
necessary in the final stages of the construction of this site.
Definitely a "Quality Cousin"!
The late Lynda Harvey
of Harrow, London, for years of painstaking investigation and compilation of
information, and a legacy of spine-tingling photos.
Josť Gutstein of
Miami, FL, for ordering scores of certificates from Poland on our
behalf and for providing an amazing Radzilow website but, most of
all, for putting up with my overly long e-mails and hundreds of
questions on a regular basis, over a number of years! He has also
acted as advisor on web design throughout the construction of this
website, for which I am immensely grateful.
Without Josť, my family history, along with many, many others', would
be infinitely poorer.
Daphne Morris of
Blackheath, London, for being so enthusiastic about every aspect of tracing our
family history, for funding the purchase of certificates and
providing numerous photos and priceless recollections.