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NOTE: This backup copy of our Palestrant Families Family Tree Home page has links to our family tree at Rootsweb's WorldConnect project. However, since the rest of our site at Rootsweb is offline for repair, we have corrected any otherwise broken links below to our personal site's pages so they will take you to archived copies of pages at the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.

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Our Palestrant Families family tree is a family tree for Palestrant families from Poland. Most came from Lomza Gubernia in Poland, which was ruled by Russia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many members moved to Leeds, England, and then on to Rochester, New York before moving elsewhere in the United States if they did not remain in England or Rochester. Those from Makow, Poland are cousins of our Vishnick family, and this tree is a work in progress, with the goals of finding out how our families our related, and connecting with and helping other Palestrant researchers.

The family tree starting page is at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=palestrant and you can always find it easily, even if you do not have it in your favorites or bookmarks, by requesting the Palestrant tree at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com.

THE BRANCHES OF OUR FAMILY TREE

This tree is a work in progress still in its beginning stages and we have not yet added every branch we know about to this guide or the tree, and some branches shown in the public tree have not been added to the listings below. So, if you do not see or recognize your branch listed below, please do search our Palestrant family tree to see if your ancestors are there, or email us for more information.

Abram and Dvora Leah Palestrant
 
J David and Rose Pales
 
Emmanuel and Johanna Palestrant
 
Herman and Pauline Palestrant
 

    
Joseph and Ranie Palestrant
 
Peter and Mary Palestrant
 
Philip Palastrant
 
Philip and Pauline Palistrant
 
Samuel and Gussie Pales
 

The sections below provide quick links to specific views of the tree and vignettes discussing the major branches of the Palestrant Family that we have clearly identified thus far. The connections between these branches are yet to be determined and are a work in progress.

If you know which branch you belong to, you can use these links to take you right to your ancestors' pages. If you do not know which branch you belong to, then you can either go directly to the tree by clicking here, read the section below about how to navigate the tree, or send an email asking for help.

Also, no matter whether you are a member of the Palestrant family just wanting to say hello, or someone finding any errors in the narrative or tree or having more information you would like to see added to this narrative, please do email us.

Abraham and Devorah Leah Palestrant

Abraham Family Tree Chart
Abraham Descendant Report

Abram Moszek Palestrant married Devorah Leah Moszen, and had at least four children in Nasielsk, Poland before 1900. They had two daughters, Jean and Hannah. Their sons Morris (Moszek), Charles (Chaskel), Irving (Israel/Icek) and Myer all moved to the Boston area of Suffolk, Massachusetts. Most of the Boston families changed their surname to Paul, but their son Hersz kept the Palestrant surname. Hersz Palestrant first migrated to Cuba, and later moved to San Antonio, Texas.

This section of the tree is still under major construction, so if you know more or want more details, please contact me.

Peter and Emmanuel Palestrant

Emanuel and Peter Family Tree Chart
Emanuel and Peter Descendant Report

Emmanuel Palestrant and Peter Palestrant were brothers who moved from Poland and possibly Germany to Buffalo, New York and Columbus, Ohio.

Peter Palestrant was a tailor who was born in Poland, and moved to Buffalo, New York about 1890. Peter and his wife Mary had at four children in New York, Milton, Arthur, Norman, Harry; and had another son, Kenneth, in Ohio.

Emanuel Palestrant was a tailor who apparently lived in England before moving to Buffalo, New York, where he stayed with his brother Peter. He married Johanna Kleir in New York and they had at least 5 children in Buffalo.

This section of the tree is still under major construction, so if you know more or want more details, please contact me. We still need to identify Peter and Emanuel's father.

Joseph and Rose Palestrant

Joseph and Rose Palestrant Family Tree Chart
 
    Joseph and Rose Palestrant Descendant Report
 
Betsy     Personal Page    Ancestor Chart     Descendant Report     Family Tree Chart    >
 
Ariah     Personal Page    Ancestor Chart    
 
Moses    Personal Page      Ancestor Chart    
 
Annie    Personal Page      Ancestor Report    
 
Paul    Personal Page      Ancestor Report     Descendant Report     Family Tree Chart    

Joseph and Rose Palestrant had at least five children in the 1860's, 1870's and 1880's in Poland: Betsy, Ariah, Moses, Annie and Paul. Joseph was a general dealer who had passed away before 1901. We are sure that Rose, whose Hebrew name was Ranie, and their five known children migrated to England, and that our Vishnicks are definitely related to at least this part of the Palestrant family.

Betsy Palestrant, married the jeweller Hyman Cohen, whose son Jack Cohen was shown the records as a nephew of Moses and Annie. Ariah Palestrant was a tailor who had lived in Leeds. Moses was a jeweller who married Esther and lived in Leeds, England, and his brother Paul also was a jeweller, and married Beatrice Straussler and lived in London. Their sister Annie Palestrant married Abraham Hoffman, who was a travelling jeweller, and Abraham and Annie Hoffman had at least their first two children in Manchester, England but also lived in Leeds, before they moved to Capetown, South Africa.

Herman Palestrant

Herman     Personal Page      Descendant Report     Family Tree Chart    

Herman Palestrant was a tailor. Herman and his wife Pauline Palestrant had one son, Louis Palestrant, apparently in Poland about 1883 before migrating to England. They lived in Newcastle on Tyne and Leeds before migrating to the United States about 1891. Their children Bessie, Joseph and Rachel were born in England, and Peter and Charles were born in New York in the 1890's before the family moved to Chicago, Illinois sometime between 1900 and 1910.

Samuel and Gussie Pales

Samuel Family Tree Chart
Samuel Descendant Report

Samuel Pales was a tailor who was born in Krasnosielec, Poland, and was a son of Symcha Mordecai Palestrant. Samuel's name was Srul Vezek Palestrant when he left Poland. Sam and his wife Gussie had at least four children in Poland before they came to the United States in 1920s, Shirley, Esther, Seymour and Jack. They settled in Chicago, Illinois.

This section of the tree is still under major construction, so if you know more or want more details, please contact me.

Philip Palastrant

Philip Palastrant Family Tree Chart
Philip Palastrant Descendant Report

The tailor Abraham Palastrant and his sister Bertha (Bessie) were children of Philip Palastrant who were born around 1870, probably somewhere in the area of Warsaw.

They separated around 1890 in Poland, when the first of them left for England. Betsy married John Crane in England and moved to South Africa. Abraham also went to England but could not locate his sister and migrated to the United States, where he and his wife Catherine had their son Benjamin in Massachusetts.

Betsy and Abraham and their children spent many years trying to find each other, and finally reunited in July 1937. You can find many free newspaper articles about their reunion by searching Palastrant at http://fultonhistory.com (requires Flash).

This section of the tree is still under major construction, so if you know more or want more details, please contact me.

Philip and Pauline Palistrant

Philip and Pauline Family Tree Chart
Philip and Pauline Descendant Report

The tailor Philip Palistrant migrated to England, where he and his wife Pauline had their daughter Augusta about 1878. They then moved to the United States, where they had another four children, Nettie, Sadie, Peter and Joseph, born in New York City and in Buffalo, New York. They had one more daughter in Poland or England, whose name is still not yet clear.

This section of the tree is still under major construction, so if you know more or want more details, please contact me.

Jacob David and Rose Pales

Jacob David    Personal Page      Descendant Report     Family Tree Chart    

Jacob David Palestrant was a tailor who moved from Poland to Chicago, Illinois and changed his family name to Pales. Also known as Jankel David in Yiddish, he and his wife Rose had two sons in Poland, Louis and Litman, before leaving for the United States, where they had two more children who survived to adulthood, Harold and Evelyn.

Jankel's brothers Harry B. Pales and Sam Pales are also in the tree, although we do not yet have them linked together as siblings.

Jankel's married brother Issy Pales, who was staying with him in 1910, is indeed the Sam (Samuel) Pales listed in the tree, whose Hebrew name was Srul Vezel, where Srul and Issy are both diminutives of the name Israel.

This section of the tree is still under major construction, so if you know more or want more details, please contact me.

GETTING AROUND OUR FAMILY TREE

If you already know how to navigate family trees at Rootsweb's World Connect Project, click here to read more about our families and find helpful links to specific views of the tree.

Every page listing people on our tree has (right below the ads at the top) a search box and a list of the letters of the alphabet, which look like the following. You can either click on "List" to get an index listing everyone in the tree, click on a letter to get a list of all surnames starting with that letter, or put a surname into the search box to get a list of the people who have that name, and click "List". Then, once the search results appear, you can click on the name of an individual to view their personal page.

Enter surname OR surname, given to find:
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No Surname < A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z >

To search for a specific person, enter their surname followed by a comma and their first name, and click "List". Again, once the search results appear, you can click on the name of an individual to view their personal page.

If you do not know if or how someone's surname has been entered into the tree, you can use the "Advanced Search" feature. This is a really cool feature that lets you specify a variety of parameters for your search if you want to see everyone in the tree with a particular given name, from a particular town or with some other characteristic or set of characteristics.

The "Advanced Search" feature also gives you the opportunity to use the "Soundex" or "Metaphone" systems if you only have a sense of what a name sounds like but do not have a definite spelling. I like "Metaphone" because it gives me fewer false hits than the "Soundex" system does.

The above information should be enough to get you started finding who you want in the tree. You can read on, if you want to learn more details about navigating the tree, or you can click here to find quick links to descendency charts and to read more about the families.

Below is an example of what you will see if you click on the letter "P" in the menu. That will give you a list of all surnames starting with "P" in the tree. If you click on a surname appearing on the resulting list of surnames, you then will get a list of the people who have that name. Again, just click on the name of an individual to view their personal page.

Please note that the chart below is for illustration, and clicking on it's links may take you to a different location in the index when the tree itself gets updated with corrections and more individuals. This list is sometimes based on an older version of the tree, so not all spelling variants are necessarily shown. For an up to date list, visit the tree itself.


Surnames starting with P

PALASTRANT[5], PALES[22], PALESTINE[12], PALESTRANDT[10], PALESTRANT[105], PALESTRAUT[1], PALISTRAN[2], PALISTRANT[13], PAUL[10], PAVLOVIC[1], PINKASOWNA[2], POLESTRAND[2], POLESTRANT[3], POLISTRANT[3], PRESIMENT[8]

On each individual's personal page, you will also see a menu like the following that will permit you to view a bigger part of the tree. If you click on "Descendancy," you will get a simple outline of a tree showing that individual's spouses, children, and all their children's spouses and descendants and their children.

Index | Descendancy | Register | Download GEDCOM | Add Post-em

If you click on "Register," you will get a report explaining who is in each generation, talking about that individual's parents, spouses, children, and all their children's spouses and descendants and their children.

A menu like the following will appear on Descendancy tree pages. If you click on "Ahnentafel," you will get an explanation of who is in each generation, talking about that individual's parents and spouse or spouses, along with children of ancestors, and all their ancestor's spouses and descendants and their children.

Index | Individual | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Public

If you click on "Index" in a menu, it will give you a list of people. If you click on "Individual" in a menu, it will give you that individual's personal page, which shows information about their birth, marriage(s), death, along with limited information about their parents, spouses, and children. Again, clicking on any name on the page will take you to a page with more information about the person you have selected.

SOURCES

This is a partial list of the sources used to construct the tree. If you wish to know exactly which sources were used for information on a specific person in the tree, please do email me.


 
  1. United States Federal Census Records for 1900, 1910, and 1920, available online (by subscription and Public Libraries) at Ancestry.com and at Public Libraries through the Heritage Quest Census database.
  2. United States Federal Census Records for 1930, available online (by subscription from home and in person at Public Libraries) at Ancestry.com and at Fold3.com.
  3. British Census Records for 1891 and 1901, available for free at Public Libraries and online via subscription to Ancestry.com or http://findmypast.com
  4. British Census Records for 1911, available online for a fee from http://1911census.co.uk
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, available online at http://landing.ancestry.com/military/titles.aspx?html=ww1draft by subscription and for free from public libraries, and occasionally for free from Ancestry.Com's special offers
  6. Social Security Death Index, formerly available online for free at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com, now available by paid subscription on Ancestry.com's Social Security Death Index or for free from subscribing public libraries.
  7. California Death Index 1940 to 1997, available by subscription at ancestry.com, and for free at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2015582 and, when Rootsweb's database comes back online, also for free at http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi?cj=1&o_xid=0000584
  8. Birth, marriage and death certificates for various family members
  9. Obituaries for various family members
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NOTE: This home page for the family tree is on a separate genealogy website owned by a non-Palestrant cousin of Moses Palestrant's family. You are welcome to browse, but bear in mind that the other pages on this website are devoted to the genealogy of Moses Palestrant's Vishnick cousins and their relatives.

Original Page Last Edited December 26, 2014
 
This archived copy was edited March 27, 2018

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