Mishpocheh

Pronounced mish-paw-kheh, to rhyme
with "fish loch-eh."  Hebrew: "family."  
 1. Family, including relatives far,
    near, remote and numerous.
 2. Lineage

Machetunim

Pronounced mokh-eh-TU-nim, with
a crumb-expelling kh, to rhyme with
"Bach attune him."  Yiddish
variation and translation of Hebrew
mechutan: "relative by marriage."
 1. The members of one's wife's
    extended family.
 2. The members of one's husband's
    extended family.

Definitions courtesy "The Joys of Yiddish", by Leo Rosten

ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

WE DO TABLES,
WE DON'T DO FRAMES

These pages are designed for compatibility with most web browsers, however, to keep things simple, we use tables but we don't use frames.

WE DO ANIMATION,
AOL DOESN'T

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This home page is the entry point to the genealogy of the Bertram Family. Bruce Bertram began the work of researching and building this site several years before his death and, as such, the site is centered around Bruce's and Carol's families, particularly the Abramovich and Wilder Families (Bruce's paternal side), the Paperny and Perlow Families (Bruce's maternal side), the O'Brien and Cooksie Families (Carol's maternal side) and the Youngclaus and Bryan, and Goff Families (Carol's paternal side). Bruce asked Henry S Bertram (me) to continue maintaining the site after his passing and hence, the flavor and direction of the site has drifted a bit. The direction of the site will continue to grow as far back and forward, and as wide as the information we are provided.

In addition, besides including information such as date and place of birth, marriage and death, etc., we will continue to include any additional information provided, e.g., a paragraph or two about the individuals. This genealogy is not limited solely to genealogy in the biological sense. With the realities and complexities of modern life, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century, the concept of "extended family" has taken on a variety of meanings. Our genealogy includes a variety of genealogical links which are formed by reason of birth, marriage, divorce, adoption and other, perhaps less formal relationships.

At this point, there may be a few links which are not yet connected, and there are always some more names and dates still to be added.


How Are We Related ?

There are numerous charts on the internet which help people determine how they're related to each other. Click the chart to the left or Click Here to see my version.

Photo Albums

This is our Photo Album Icon. Wherever you see this icon on other pages in the mishpocheh, click it to open a photo album for the particular person or family whose page you are currently visiting. The album will have a title to let you know to whom the album belongs.

Audio Albums

This is our CD Album Icon. We will be adding audio tracks of family interest. Wherever you see this icon on other pages in the mishpocheh, click it to open the CD Album for the particular person or family whose page you are currently visiting. The CD Album will have a title to let you know to whom it belongs.
Your web browser must be Java enabled to hear the audio tracks.

Click the following to follow along the respective family paths.

The Abramovich and Wilder Families The O'Brien and Cooksie Families
The Paperny and Perlow Families The Youngclaus and Bryan Families
The Goff Family


Last revision: 4/26/2008

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