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Interlinked Jewish families of Ottawa, Canada

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  • Moses Yitzchak Bessin (1884 - 1923)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R-1149154309@ 1921 Census of Canada Ancestry.com Ancestry.com Operations Inc Sixth Census of Canada, 1921 1,8991::0 Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 85; Census Place: Eastview,...
  • Fischel Betcherman (b. - 1947)
    Tribute Paid Memory Fischel Betcherman. Members of Ottawa's Jewish community and many other friends and acquaintances paid impressive tribute to the memory of Fischel Betcherman, whose death occurred M...
  • Naphtali Hertz Lithwick (1851 - 1926)
  • Harry Waserman (deceased)
  • Sheike Kerzner (deceased)

This project is to discuss the interlinked Jewish families of Ottawa. Over the last few weeks, I have linked up several disparate geni trees of Ottawa based families. In the 60s and 70s and earlier, the Ottawa community was small (it is still of moderate size), so it is inevitable that many families link up by marriage, and in fact most families would have some sort of connection once you get to a second or third degree link. Lets discuss these links, and try to preserve this info. Here is my example. My family (Landau) is not an old time Ottawa family, and therefore does not have that many links. However, 2 of my great aunts by marriage (married to my Landau grandfather's siblings) do link in: one to the Weinmans and Shinders, and one to the Schneiders. Another of my father's cousin (Mintz) is the uncle of the Singerman family, which married into the Dieners and Pleets, and yet another cousin married into a family connected to the Dovers. My wife's family (Rachlin) is connected to the Cohens Zelikovitzes and Leikins. When I extend these out to the second sphre of relations we get much farther afield (i.e. Pleet links to Greenberg, which links to Kardish, which links to Murray, which links back to Weinman and back to my family in a circle; Murray links to another Greenberg family which links to Viner, which links to Goldfield, which links to Kline,which links to Glustein; Greenberg links to Levinson which links to Schecter which links to Bessin). I think you get the point. I would be happy to help other make these types of links. Lets discuss old Ottawa Jewish geography and interconnections. Any connections we make now will help provide family information for generations to come.