Tourza's Families have common roots that have flourished
throughout the world. I have made it my personal project
to bring them back together. My name is Jim Nehemtallah
and I was born in Tourza, Lebanon. I need your help
to compile a family tree of tourza and all it's connections
Why am I doing thisI?
To better understand my roots and
how all these people I see everday are related to me.
I want my children to be cognitive of their ancestors
and where we came from. As a side project families have approached me to create a separate family book for their family. These books will be available for purchase on the following dates:
Saad: 23 November 2006
Yazbeck, Yasbeck, Yezback: 23 November
Where am I doing this?
In Canada where I now
When is all this done?
There are approx 6000 names and 3500 photos as of 03 November
2006. In reality the tree will never be done as long
as people are born and die as well as get married. I
hope to continue updating it as I get information from
How am I doing this
seemingly impossible feat?
I am using software called Family
Tree Maker © to input all the data and pictures.
Each family tree can then be extracted and printed in
colour or b/w in any format or the family file can be
extracted to modify on your own copy of family tree
maker or other geneology program. You may want
to have your family extracted and/or printed for your
home. Once the tree is somewhat complete, it will be
printed and posted in the community to reflect on. At
that point, anyone can request that changes be made
with new information (new photo, spelling, dates and
relations) supplied to me.
How canYou help?
All I need is info and pictures from
you... send me an email with changes
and/or new information with photos and descriptions,
years of birth, and proper spelling and marriage info.
see how you fit in the tree and continue to grow branches
from it. See the sample format below. Please introduce
yourself, give a family history as far back as you or
your elders remember and then provide a word or wordperfect
document listing the family in chronological order.
I hope you have as much fun as I did researching your
heritage as I did. Also look into the eyes of the elder
relatives when you ask them about their past. Notice
the pride shining from their face... Many, many thanks
for your help and cooperation.