My mother, Esther
Dayson, who passed away in 2005, was the last sibling of a very prominent Vancouver family,
the Nemetz Family. She was the
youngest of nine, six brothers and three sisters, all of whom led
a very colorful life. I grew up with 16 Aunts and Uncles, and 23
first cousins, some of whom moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles
and other American cities.
ago, I undertook the research to complete the Nemetz family tree.
I had many documents and tapes left to me by my Uncles. As part
of this research I discovered (through the Internet!) wonderful
new relatives in Chicago. Because my mother's family was so prominent
in the Jewish Community of Vancouver, this project also became part
of an exhibit mounted in 1977, by the Jewish
Historical Society of British Columbia.
Now my search
continues to fill in some of the missing links of the Nemetz family
tree. If you feel you have a connection to this family, please contact
me at Shirley Barnett.