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Welcome! This website was created on 17 Jan 2006 and last updated on 23 Sep 2022.

There are 1949 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of Hofmeister, Thomas, * in 1762. The most recent event is the marriage of Zachary Pearce and Jordon Hanmer in 2022.The webmaster of this site is Emily Verity Smith. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."

*************************NOTE**************************        I have also included the Lang family because they are         intertwined with the Hofmeister family.A big 'Thank        You' goes to Jim Lang for supplying this information.        

~~~~To protect the privacy of those living,the birthyears are not shown. If  you want a full birthdate,please email me.~~~~

Jaworski Origin and Meaning:

Definition: 1) "Of the sycamore," rom the Polish jawor = sycamore, the  Jaworski surname may have referred to an individual who lived in or near a  large group of sycamores or had some other connection with sycamores. 2) From  a village or town named Jawor (or variant such as Jawory), meaning "place of  the sycamores."

Surname Origin: Polish 

Alternate Surname Spellings: JAVORSKI

I was also told our family name wasn't originally Jaworski at all,that it  was aquired by the family that worked for a Lord of the Manor whose name was  Jaworski and that our family were originally Bohemian.


Hofmeister Origin and Meaning: 
  German: occupational name for the chamberlain in a noble household or an  official with similar functions in a religious house, from Middle High German  hof ?court?, ?household? (originally ?settlement?, ?manor farm?) +  meister ?master?. This name was also adopted as an ornamental name by  Ashkenazic Jews.
     In the 19th Century Ukraine was divided into Crown Colonies of Austria  (Galicia, Bukovina or Subcarpathia), or large Gubernias of Russia (equivalent  to North America's States or Provinces) and Uezds (equivalent to our Counties o Regions). By the end of the 2nd World War the Country of Ukraine was made up  of Oblasts (equivalent to our States or Provinces) and Raions (equivalent to  our Counties or Regions). There are presently 25 Oblasts and a number of  Raions in each Oblast.

 Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
 Neglected and alone.
 The name and date are chiseled out
 On polished marbled stone.
 It reaches out to all who care
 It is too late to mourn.
 You did not know that I exist
 You died and I was born.
 Yet each of us are cells of you
 In flesh, in blood, in bone.
 Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
 Entirely not our own.
 Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
 One hundred years ago
 Spreads out among the ones you left
 Who would have loved you so.
 I wonder if you lived and loved,
 I wonder if you knew
 That someday I would find the spot, 
 And come to visit you.
 {Author unknown}


Our elders are passing, one by one 
 Surely gone forever, until there are none. 
 Their bountiful memories, their knowledge of the past, 
 Soon will be lost, and beyond our grasp.

The past is prologue, so delicate to retain, 
 Slipping slowly from our grasp, til nothing remains. 
 For our elders are passing, so sad but true, 
 And with them their memories, and all that they knew.

It's urgent for sure, to record each thought, 
 Of every family elder, so its not for naught. 
 So generations remember the beauteous past, 
 We'll retain that knowledge, and ensure it will last.

There'll be no better time, than that right now, 
 To begin your quest, or to renew your vow. 
 So locate your elders, and schedule that meeting, 
 In light of the fact, that time is so fleeting.



No book is entirely perfect
 For errors will creep in;
 Sometimes wrong information is sent
 By someone's nearest kin.

And even printers make mistakes
 For which they tear their hair;
 Sometimes two people disagree
 On who or what or where.

It might have been the person
 Who wrote the history
 It might have been the typist,
 Or blame the author, me.

So if you're dead before you're born,
 Or married when you're three,
 Or I've omitted anyone
 Who sent themselves to me.

Or your last name is not your own,
 Your picture not too good,
 I ask you please forgive me
 I did the best I could!



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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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