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This is a genealogy of my extended family. It includes my mother's line (the Niverts from Hungary, and the Tarens who came from Russia), and my father's (the Chaplins and the Liebermans, who immigrated from the Ukraine).

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MANY THANKS to my uncle, Lee Manning, who has been compiling his own interesting family genealogy for years, and contributed a great deal of this information. My grandmother Marion Nivert wrote four wonderful books, called Dear Children, about our family history, which was the basis for all the information we have of the Tarens, Cohens and Niverts.

My father, Mel Chaplin, and his wife Cecilia, have done quite a bit of digging into their roots, and the info on their sides comes directly from their own files.

Much of the research on the Hungarian side (my grandfather Harry Nivert's ancestry) was done by Andras Koltai, who is based in Budapest and specializes in Hungarian Jewish genealogy. He has done research in-country that I would never be able to accomplish here in the United States.

Scott Rothstein and Steve Zikman have both generously shared information they gathered on the Soifer/Chaplin branch of my family, and many other family members on all sides have contributed as well.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? Contact me, or fill in the suggestion box on any page. This genealogy is a work in progress; no doubt there are mistakes and omissions. Please let me know if you find anything that should be added or changed! ... Want to know where I'm going with all this? Here's my roadmap.


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