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Your User Rights

When you register to use the site, your registration information is sent to the site administrator who has to approve the registration. Once approved, you'll be sent an email with your username and password and with the credentials you will need to login to the Our Family Circle accont at Google Photos. It may take a day or so for your registration to be approved. If you're in a hurry, send an email to kate@sheridanstreet.netor call 570-213-7972 to get it approved immediately.

Registered users have customized permissions to change, add, or edit information.

You are allowed to

  • Add media (photos) See section about Google Photos to add images there.)
  • Submit edits for administrative review (People, Families and Sources only)
  • View information for living individuals
  • View information for private individuals
  • Download PDFs
  • Edit your own user profile and change password

Data Privacy

Clcick the link above to see how your data is protected.

Google Photos

A special Google account has been setup for Our Family Circle users. By using Google Photos, you can search all photos by an individual name, appearance (the algorithim identifies faces), event (i.e. weddings), and an incredible other options. Current and old photos can be uploaded to the account  or downloaded to your computer with the user name The password to the account is included in your welcome email and should remain private.

Alll the OFC photos David Kleiman collected over the years have been uploaded to this account and can be shown as a slideshow or downloaded for your personal use. Check out the Google Photos tutorial for more information.


Locate existing individuals by searching for all or part of the Person ID or Name. Searching with no options selected and no value in the search box will find all people in your database.

Your search criteria for this page will be remembered until you click the Reset button, which restores all default values and searches again.


The Action buttons next to each search result allow you to suggest edits or preview that result.  Use the Select All or Clear All buttons to toggle all select boxes at once.


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Data Protection Policy

Data protection

The owners of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The public can see the basic design of the site, but cannot access most content without registering on the site. However all genealogy information requires an approved login and password. As opposed to public family trees on Ancestry or MyHeritage, this site keeps our private information private.  When personal information is requested (for example, name and email address on the contact form), this is given voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties.

We point out that sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. To prevent data from being accessed by third parties, access protected by at the web server as well as on the site,.


This website use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies perform important functions in the operation of this site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit and restore some of your preferences (such as your preferred language).

You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Time of request

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. Of course, we will not pass on this data.

Right to information, cancellation, blocking

At any time you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of any processing or transmission, along with a right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time.

Origins of the Wisniowecski Name

Count VyshnevetskyFamily lore suggests that the name "Wisniowecski" relates to a member of Polish nobility and West family ancestors lived or provided important services to this noble. The Wisniewski surname is a habitational name, taken on from one of the many places in Poland called Wisniewo, Wisniew, or Wisniewa. These places all derive their name from "wisnia," meaning "cherry," and the surname means "one from the town of the cherry tree."  The addition of a suffixes like -skiy, -skyi, -ski (Tarnovskyy, Sheptytsky), from Polish surnames in -ski, may signify aristocratic origins, but then generalized to more common uses

Historically, Jews used Hebrew patronymic names. In the Jewish patronymic system the first name is followed by either ben- or bat- ("son of" and "daughter of," respectively), and then the father's name. (Bar-, "son of" in Aramaic, is also seen.) Permanent family surnames among Ashkenazic Jews of Germany or Eastern Europe until the 18th and 19th century, where the adoption of German surnames was imposed in exchange for Jewish emancipation, but it wasn't until the 17th and 18th centuries that the rest of Europe followed suit.


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