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 Chaiken Family of Nezhin
 Chazanov Family of Nezhin
 Fine Family of Bialystok
 Geffen Family of Vilkomir
 Goldberg Family of Jablonka
 Katz/Hollander Family
 Zavelsky Family of Glukhov

WELCOME TO OUR SITE...
Our ancestors through their insights, courage and struggles to overcome many obstacles have made possible the way we live today. We owe them our gratitude and an interest in truly understanding their experiences. For the past ten years, we have been researching the histories of our families and following a path that has lead us to greater knowledge of the way our ancestors lived and the legacy they have left us. This journey has taken us far, and enriched our lives with many relatives, experiences and places we never knew before.

For family members worldwide, we have created this site to share the many facets of our heritage. We continually update this information. Names are added to the family trees along with new data and photographs on a regular basis. We hope you will visit the site often to see the new entries. To best view the site, we suggest you click on the family name on the navigation bar on the left. Next, click on the family homepage. After viewing the homepage, again click on the family name in the navigation bar and then select another family page. This site is an ongoing process and we welcome your input. Please enjoy it and feel free to give us your comments and suggestions along with additions, corrections and photographs you would like to have included in the family photo albums, at any time...

“Dor L'dor Yabia Omer”
“Let further generations pass on the knowledge”

Our site has developed several problems. Please bear with us as we make the corrections.........Thank You


This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents.


My father, Harry Sovel, who taught me the meaning of family and who would have enjoyed working on this project as much as I do.

My mother, Vera (Fine) Sovel Flaxman, who recently passed away, and who loved her family dearly and contributed so greatly to this site. Click above to read tributes.

UPDATES 01/28/2017
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