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Understanding Genealogical Conventions: A Quick Guide Missing Information Reliability of Information Name Styles Identification Numbers: D'Aboville System Index Corrections and Additions Family Tree of the Jewish People Privacy Introduction Families Intertwined Part 1. Rudnitsky Family Gershon Shapiro Family 1 Family Names Shapiro Rudnitsky Steinhardt 2 Where Did We Come From, When, and Why? Lithuanian Jewry The Family in the Old Country Ships' Passage to America 3 Chicago Jews in Chicago Making a Living 4 Joseph Shapiro Rudnitsky and His Family Coming to America Business Enterprises Bedona Beaten by Intruder Saturday Nights with Family Interactions 5 Barney Jewish Denver Cigars and Barrels Family Ties Religious Values Barney's Later Years Barney and Anna Remembered 6 Mike 7 George 8 Sarah 9 Hyman 10 Rose 11 Dina 12 "Kissing Cousins" Shapiro Canel Kubelsky Nierman Part 2. Kortz Family Ber Chotz Family 13 Kortz Family Story Economic Life Jewish Life Possible Family in Europe and the Holocaust 14 Descendants of Ber Chotz Part 3. Finkenstein Family Finkenstein Family 15 Finkenstein Family Story About the Name Emigration to America Omaha Connection Possible Relatives Omaha Jewish Community Move to California Grocers and Beyond Tragedy in the Family 16 Descendants of Joseph L. Finkenstein Part 4. Levand Family Solomon Levand Family 17 Levand Family Story About the Name Benjamin Levand's Family Life in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio Moving West to Denver Levands of Denver Move to Kansas Levand Brothers Elenore and the Levands Community Spirit and Human Rights 18 Descendants of Solomon Levand Appendixes Appendix A. Family of Itzak Nierman of Veisiejai, Lithuania Appendix B. Family of Dora Goalstone Pellish Finkenstein Appendix C. Finkenstein Families, Appendix D. Batt Families of Omaha Appendix E. Svir, Lithuania Our Small Town (Yizkor book) Highlights of the History of Swir Geographical and Economical Situation General Appearance Appendix F. Brest-Litovsk Internal Passport Applications Appendix G. New York Times, December 28, 1995, "To Be Suddenly Part of a Very Big Family Tree" Notes Part 1. Rudnitsky Family Part 2. Kortz Family Part 3. Finkenstein Family Part 4. Levand Family Appendix A References U.S. Census Records Passenger Arrival Manifests Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, and Death) Newspaper Articles Other Published Sources Miscellaneous Sources Family Sources