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Your Genealogy Community

WeRelate is a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. We are the world's largest genealogy wiki with pages for over 1,800,000 people and growing.

WeRelate is currently in beta. It is supported by volunteers and your tax-deductible donations.

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. We take a shared approach to genealogy. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to build a unified family tree containing the best information from all contributors.

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Featured page

Person: Claus L. Simon, Deli Industry Pioneer/Holocaust Survivor (1924-2001)

This week, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of Claus Leopold Simon, born 20 March 1924 in Düsseldorf, Germany, son of Emil Simon (1881-1973) and his wife Mary, both immigrants from Germany. Claus and his parents, being German Jews, suffered the horrors of the Nazi regime during World War II, and were lucky to survive. Claus was held at four Nazi concentration camps at Rivesaltes and Compiègne in France; Buchenwald and Schönebeck in Germany during the war. According to his testimony for the USC Shoah Foundation in 1996, Claus escaped German forces during a forced march between camps and was able to conceal his identity by hiding in barns, convents and monasteries until being re-captured by the Nazi's and later rescued at the Schönebeck Detachment Camp by American soldiers at the end of the war in 1945.

Claus Simon founded C.L. Simon Fine Foods, a specialty food broker that operated in Southern California for many years, and would become one of the premier brokers of cheese, meats and other specialty food products. Claus would later add a "cut and wrap" cheese operation to the company until the technology surpassed C.L. Simon's capabilities. Later, C.L. Simon would be acquired by another local Southern California broker, Bromar Southern California. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Person Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)
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We have switched over to a new admin structure - in which everyone is encouraged to participate! We'd like to give a big thank you to our previous administrators who have served for many years. It's time for WeRelate to grow. We encourage you to get involved!

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You can now embed a Google Map onto any WeRelate page!

  1. Go to http://maps.google.com
  2. Click on "My Places"
  3. Create a new map, add the placemarks, and click "Done"
  4. Click on the "Link" icon in the upper-right corner of the My Places screen
  5. You may choose to Customize and preview your embedded map at this point
  6. Copy the link under Paste link in email or IM; do not copy the HTML under "Paste HTML to embed in website."
  7. Go to any WeRelate page and paste the link between googlemap tags like this: <googlemap>the link you copied from Google</googlemap>

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