Here, in reverse chronological order, are summaries of the updates.
Shniers.com | Family History | Photographs, posted Purim Party 1928 photograph, and Sula Bernstein's and Charles Zeal's wedding certificate and some other photographs of them.|
Shniers.com | Clifford | Photographs, posted the letter Clifford included with the necklace he sent Babe as a wedding gift.
Shniers.com | Clifford | Remembrances, posted July 2013 e-mails.
Shniers.com | Family History | Stories, posted June 1, 2013 e-mail from Richard Hall.
Shniers.com | Family History | Scrapbook, posted pages from book mentioning Paull family.
|March 2013||Shniers.com | Family History | Remembrances, posted video of the funeral services for Cecil, Babe, and Bertha.|
Clifford | 1941 (at the bottom), the ship's registry for Clifford's voyage to Europe.|
Shniers.com | GE Shnier, a wonderful photograph of Irving at the Shnier office in 1945.
Family History | Remembrances | Babe and Mitch Finkelstein, added.
Clifford | Photographs, many added, beginning at Photograph 19.
Family History | Scrapbook, added the 1916 Census, at Image 3.
Shniers.com | Pavolitch and Kremenitz, added links to find them.
Shniers.com | Bertha, added photographs of Aunt Bertha's 105th birthday.|
Shniers.com | Family History | Scrapbook, added Myra's three-page biography for Bertha. Shniers.com | Picnic, is updated each year.
Becklingen War Cemetery|
On July 24, 2010, Mitchell Shnier and his wife Margot visited the Becklingen War Cemetery. See Clifford | Becklingen War Cemetery.
Leon and Hannah Semler|
Valerie Thruelsen, of Hawaii, and grand-daughter of Harry Berns (Bernstein), located a US Census page from 1900, which shows the Leon Semler family. This has been added to the Family History | Scrapbook pages.
A search box was added to the top-right of the home page.
Clifford | Photographs (Photograph 28 and below)|
Clifford | Scrapbook (at the bottom)
Clifford | 1946 (at the bottom)
With prompting due to Norman Shnier's visit to Clifford Shnier's grave in the Becklingen War Cemetery (and with Allie Shnier's encouragement), a request was submitted to have Clifford's headstone changed to have a Star of David (mogen dovid). This took over two years, and was completed on July 30, 2009, exactly 66 years after Clifford's plane was shot down.
|August 2009||Family History | Remembrances | Jack Shnier (scroll towards the bottom)|
A lovely letter from Naomi Finkelstein, and pictures of her trip with Hyla Swesnik to Alaska to scatter Esther and Jack Shnier's ashes (Jack and Esther had been on a cruise there, and thought it was the most beautiful spot they had ever seen).
|March 2009||Clifford Shnier Section|
Updates to the Remembrances, as a result of an e-mail exchange with a fellow airman who shared a “hut” with him during the war.
|January 2009||D. Lou Harris|
Some information has been added about D. Lou Harris, for which the section of Mount Sinai Cemetery in which the war memorial that mentions Clifford Shnier is named. See the Photographs section of the Clifford section.
|September 2008||Many Updates|
|August 14, 2008||More Family Trees|
The posted Shnier and Bernstein family trees have about 600 and 690 people (respectively) in them (going back to my great great grandparents, and showing a total of 7 generations each). But there are currently 2,300 people entered into the database – these others being the family of people married to those in the Shnier and Bernstein family trees. Mira Shnier (the “keeper of the tree”) has created descendant trees for some of these other families, and these are posted in the “More Trees” section at the http://Shniers.com page.
|May 9, 2008||Picnic Section|
A Picnic section has been added to the http://Shniers.com web site. It has pictures from 18 of the annual Toronto family picnics – including from the first picnic, which was in 1980 (28 years ago).
|December 27, 2007||Family History Section|
A Stories section has been added, the first posting from Clifford Franklin Shnier, about Jack Shnier when he was a Sergeant in the US Army.
|December 27, 2007||Clifford Section|
A Background section was added (with input from Clifford Franklin Shnier, many photographs, and detail of the Avro Lancaster), to put Clifford's final mission into context.
|December 10, 2007||Remembrances Section|
Videos of some memories of Norman Shnier have been added to the Remembrances section (which is in the Family History section). Also, some corrections were made to the Trivia section (also in the Family History section), and the Shnier family tree diagram (in the main http://Shniers.com page) was updated.
|October 22, 2007||Remembrances Section|
A Remembrances section has been added to the Family History page of this Shnier web site. Obituaries and eulogies for Eleanor Shnier, Norman Shnier, and Lanny Remis are included.
|October 15, 2007||Clifford Shnier Headstone|
The effort to have Clifford Shnier's headstone replaced with one with a Magen David has begun. The reply correspondence from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is here (which is towards the end of the Scrapbook section of the Clifford Shnier part of this Shnier web site).
|October 15, 2007||Clifford Shnier Memorial in Mount Sinai Cemetery, Toronto|
Since 1979, there has been a Memorial to Canadian Jewish War Dead in the Mount Sinai Cemetery, in Toronto – and it includes Clifford Shnier's name. Some photographs are here (which is towards the end of the Photographs section of the Clifford Shnier part of this Shnier web site) – scroll down to see the rest. Some information on the General Wingate Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has also been added.
|April 8, 2007||Margolis Immigration Update|
Penny Margolis found the Ship's Passenger List entries for the immigration of the Margolis family. These are at the end of the Leah Shnier section.
|September 19, 2006||Shnier Family Trivia|
A Shnier Family Trivia page has been added to the Family History section.
|August 6, 2006||Still more photographs|
Lisa Cooper provided some more photographs, and these are posted in the Family History section, under Photographs.
Included is a picture of Akiva Shnier, and his second wife Leah (mother of Bobtsie Margolis, and the subject of the Leah Shnier / Margolis family immigration pages).
|August 6, 2006||Additions to Cecil Shnier, Emerson, and Melfort section|
Many new and fantastic documents have been added to the Cecil Shnier, Emerson, and Melfort section section. They are all in one long web page that can be accessed from the Cecil Shnier link.
|August 4, 2006||Leah Shnier and the immigration of the Margolis family|
In 1925, Mendel Shnier (Akiva's son, and Moishe's father) submitted an application for an immigration permit for his half-sister Chaya (Bobtsie) and her family (and mother Leah) to come to Canada.
A new section has been added to the Shniers.com web site (scroll down below Lisa Cooper in Pavolich). It has over 50 pages of original (and scanned and posted, so you can read them for yourself) documents, along with a detailed narrative (and re-typing of many of the documents, so you can more easily read them).
|August 2, 2006||Addition to Norman Shnier section|
A second “Gesco History” was written by Norman Shnier, between about 1984 and 1987, and this one is now posted along with his other material (all of which has been moved to a new Norman Shnier section).
|July 10, 2006||Major family tree update|
Mira Shnier has added over 1,000 more names to the family tree, and these have now been posted. The family trees are about half-way down (below “See the tree”) at http://shniers.com.
There is much information that doesn't fit into the little boxes on the family tree, and you can now view this in the Shnier Report and Bernstein Report, also half-way down at http://shniers.com.
These aren't all decendands of Akiva Shnier or Itzak Eli Bernstein, so the names don't all show on the above family trees. But you can look through the whole tree at the Genealogy.com Family Tree Maker interactive web site by surname and individual.
|June 24, 2006||Family Picnic Pictures|
Every year, there's a Toronto family picnic and we take a group photograph. Recent photographs are now posted here.
|June 3, 2006||Cecil Shnier's story of the Shnier-Rusen 1907 Photograph|
The Family History section now has more detail in the Photographs section for this 1907 photograph.
|April 29, 2006||More photographs|
Allan Paull's sister Ruth Shear took many photographs in the 1940s and 1950s, and her daughter Gina has had 106 of these slides these digitized. Some are posted in the Family History section in Photographs, and the rest are here.
|April 9, 2006||A story from Norman Shnier|
Norman Shnier has a short story which is posted in the Remembrances section of the Clifford web site.
|April 8, 2006||New Scrapbook Section|
Norman Shnier had some interesting letters, including ones from Clifford Margolis, Cecil Shnier. These are now posted in the new Scrapbook section of the Family History section.
|March 21, 2006||Grey Nuns Hosp. 1942|
Naomi Finkelstein had an interesting update to the Moishe Shnier portrait frame, on which was written “Grey Nuns Hosp. 1942”. This is posted in the Photographs section in Family History.
|March 3, 2006||Hunchback|
Maury's comments have been added to the Haskell picture in the Photographs section in Family History.
|March 1, 2006||Allan E. Paull web site|
A link to Allan Paull's web site has been added to the Shniers home page.
Visit the Shnier family web site