This site contains family branches for many different family members direct or by marriage because once I get started it's hard to stop! The information found on this website comes from various documents, genealogy sites, and contributions from family members too numerous to mention but I must give thanks to the following for sharing the hard work they did on their family trees and for allowing me to incorporate them on this site: Dan Hirschberg for Gincig Family, Don Jackson for the Ready Family; Thomas Randall for the Painter, Roe, Van Velsor/Velsor and Randall Families; Clay Sigg for the Roe and Van Velsor/Velsor Families; Audrey Weiner, Lynda Lerner, Barry Geier and Nessa Fay Lerner Wilk for the Kalman/Coleman, Sirota, Lerner and Geier Families; Dan Bleicher for the Bleicher, Campbell, Sherman, Castleman, and Carmel Families; Sondra (Sherman) Ettlinger and Pro Sherman for the Sherman Family, Campol/Kampol and Campbell Family; Dan Treadway for the Emmons Family; Herb Depke for the Factor and Cohen Families; Brian Foont for the Kotimsky and Tuchman families; William L. Smith, Ph.D. for the Fletcher and Kinnick Families; Marc Reitman for the Rinsler and Seeman families, Jeff Kaplan for the Botwinik Family, Susan Lubow for the Schwarz family, and Brian Van Sise for the Van Sise/Van Sysen family. Remember this is a work in progress and that there are definite possibilities of errors. If you happen upon one, please e-mail me at gincig@yahoo.com so I can correct it.

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In memory of those who came before us and for those that will come after. Lest We Forget.

List of family members who perished in the Shoah.

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn



Please visit Didier Gincig's PlanetEarthGifts for NASA satellite imagery EarthBalls, the world's most visually authentic global view of Planet Earth ever created (modeled here by my always smiling niece Emilie!) as well as other Earth products. (A simple click on the picture will get you there.)

Julian and Jean Aberbach Established Hill and Range music publishing house and were instrumental in the careers of many leading country and popular music performers of the mid and late twentieth century, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.

Amos Tappan Ackerman. 31st US Attorney General 1870-1872 Under Ulysses S Grant.

Avraham Burg. Iraeli policitian and author. Served as a member of Israel's Knesset and was its youngest Speaker. He served as interim President of Israel for 20 days, from 12 July until 1 August 2000 when the presidency was vacant following Ezer Weizman's resignation.

Yosef Burg. A founding father of Israel and of the National Religious Party. Served in Israel's Knesset for 38 years during which time he served as Minister of the Interior, Health, Posts, Welfare, and Religious Affairs of Israel.

Samuel Carmell. Violinist and Conductor of the Plainfield NJ Symphony.

Ralph Wallace Emmons. Ohio State Senator. He and his brother, Van, were the first two brothers to serve in the State Senate at the same time.

Van Everett David Emmons. Ohio State Representative and State Senator. He and his brother, Ralph, were the first two brothers to serve in the State Senate at the same time.

John "Jake the Barber" Factor. Prohibition Gangster and Philanthropist.

Max Factor. Founder the Max Factor Cosmetics Company and known as the father of modern cosmetics.

Jason Alexander Katims. TV Writer, Producer, Executive Producer.

Michael Bart Katims. Screenplay writer, musician, composer.

Robert Harold Katims. Actor.

Leslie Klinger. Having won several awards, Leslie Klinger is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on those twin icons of the Victorian era, Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. Visit Leslie's site to learn more. (A simple click on the picture will get you there.)

Eric William Krelle. Helped change World War II history behind iconic Iwo Jima photo
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John Jay Randall, Sr. Major figure in the development of Freeport, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

Armistead Taylor Ready. Ohio State Senator 1860-1864.

Captain Austin Roe. Revolutionary War Soldier. Was a member of the "Culper Spy Ring" in service to General George Washington. He was the original owner of Roe Tavern in Setauket,N.Y. and Roe Eagle Hotel in Patchogue, N.Y..

Justus Roe. Founder of Patchogue, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

Walt Whitman. American poet, essayist and journalist. Often called the father of free verse, Walt Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon.

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