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Horwitz Family Patriarch

Yiddish: Henoch Hirsh Horwitz

Russian: Genech Girsh Gurevitch
of Rezekne, Latvia
about 1838 to about 1909

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One version of our Family name in Yiddish is

While this transliterates to Horwitz Click here to find out more about our family name.

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Photos of Gutta Horwitz Family Gathering in Chicago 1948 to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Jack and Ida Horwitz

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Henoch Hirsh Horowitz Family in Chicago 1939

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We now know our Horwitz Ancestors Back to 1750

Click on the chart to see the generations added by Aleks' report.

Horwitz Family Home in Rezekne

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According to the 1897 All Russia Census our family lived in House #9 on what is today Barona Street. Here is a Photo of House #9 taken 30 Nov 2003. The home has clearly been refurbished. (We are not sure this is actually the same home or site but it could be.)

Participate in the Horowitz Y-DNA project and let your "genes" do their own genealogy for you.

We need wide participation of family members. Click on the following link now to find out more.

Horowitz Family Project at FamilyTreeDNA

We are in Haplogroup Q of Siberian Origin. Join the Yahoo Group to find out what this means.

We have set up a Yahoo Discussion Group to Discuss the Interesting Results of our Y-DNA Study

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Listen to Bessie Horwitz Laibovitz
talk about life in Rezekne, Florence Falling in the River, Nottie coming home unexpectedly, and lots more. Recorded April 17, 1979, just a few weeks before she passed away. Click on this Link.

Our Horwitz/Horowitz Family came from Rezekne, Latvia
(Formerly Rezhitsa)
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Horowitz Family Name Comes from a City in the Czech Republic (Horovice) near Prague
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Before Horovice the Ha-Levi (Horowitz) Family Came from Gerona (Girona), Spain
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A Word About Riga

Riga sits on the banks of the Daugava River just as it is about to enter the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the kindness of Dave's Deloitte Partner in Riga, Igor Rodin, Dave visited the Museum of "Jews in Latvia" and connected with Aleksandrs Feigmanis.