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Missing Links - Profiles with recorded famous Jewish ancestors/descendants

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  • Rabbi Naftali Caro of Glogau (1731 - 1795)
    Rabbi and Talmudist in Glogau (Glogow) and later Breslau (Wroclaw). Scion of the famous rabbinical Caro family from Glogau according to the testimony of R' Yitzchak Rappaport, ABD of Lissa Very possi...
  • Aharon Epstein (deceased)
    Descendant of R. Pinchas HaLevi Horowitz, brother of the Shelah HaKodesh [ Yeshaya HaLevi Horowitz, ״HaShala HaKadosh״ ].
  • ? Pinter (deceased)
    of R' Isaac Pinter, A.B.D. Bukovsk
  • R' Isaac Pinter, A.B.D. Bukovsk (deceased)
    ? Pinter Was a daughter in law or grandchild...
  • Moshe Yitzchok Halevi Horowitz (deceased)
    ,מיעריסלאב , דור עשירי להשל״ה הקדושGrandchild of Yeshaya HaLevi Horowitz, ״HaShala HaKadosh״

A collection of profiles that are known through record or legend to be descended from or closely related to a famous Jewish figure, but the generations in between or exact conection are unknown. This list should include both the descendant and the ancestor. The aim is that with a communal effort we could solve some of these mysteries and then remove them from the project.


  • Don't include 'unsolvable' connections e.g. huge generation gaps
  • Don't include legends based on very unreliable information at the best
  • Don't include extremely common lineages e.g. RASHI - רש״י. (see PatentlyJewish)
  • Don't include profiles of people descended from half a dozen missing ancestors. The known information is simply too vague to deal with.

This is not just a list of people with distinguished lineage, the purpose is to actually solve some of the mysteries.

Additionaly, only direct blood ancestral connections should be included, as well as very close relatives i.e. up to 3rd cousin.

Please ensure that there is a section called 'Missing generations' in the about section of both profiles. A link to the project should be provided as well as a note of the missing link to the famous personality for example:



Descendant of Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz, ABD Prague, auth. "Kli Yakar"

This project should prove to be highly valuable to Geni curators and genealogy enthusiasts alike.