My name is Dan Spear. I use this blog to share information about my ancestry. My parents had last names of Spear and Jacobs. Their parents were named Sepersky, Joseph, Jacobs/Joskowicz, and Weisskopf. All were Ashkenazi Jews from various parts of Eastern Europe.

I am attempting to reach out to all of my relatives as far as I can identify, and to explore back in time as far as I can go. This blog will follow the progress of that search.

One feature of this blog will be the Calendar. Each day, I will reach back and describe a family event that occurred on that day, generally a birth, marriage, or death. If the event involves someone who is still living, I will not name the person, out of respect for their privacy.

In fact, the family tree and all posts on this blog do not reveal publicly any specific information about living people. I keep track of as much information about living people as I can acquire, but it is only visible to me and specific research assistants. Information about our deceased ancestors is displayed.


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