site started November 19, 2000
the most amazing web site that I have ever seen, and it warms
my heart to know that someone actually did this. My family
thanks you very much.
Jarrett Porges, USA
impressed by your interesting site. We agree with the idea of
connecting our site to yours.
Beit Theresienstadt, Israel
I was able
to log on to the site today and it is wonderful. You have obviously
taken great time and effort to research the family and create
this wonderful history. Thank you.
Leonard Porges, Maryland USA
impressive! Thank you a thousand times! […] My mother, Rella
Porges, is celebrating her 90th birthday in Princeton New Jersey
Dec 10. We expect about 50-75 Porges family, decendants of Adolph.
If you might be in the New York area, please come join us.
Edward "Ned" Porges, Seattle
visited the Porges site. It´s a gem, it´s a goldmine!
Ragnar Goran, Sweden
just visited the Porges genealogy site. Very impressive. Thanks
for the link to my website and for your acknowledgement of my
help. All the best.
Richard Simms, U.K. (author of the Arthur Porges fan site)
on a magnificent project. Very impressive!
Robert F. Porges, NY
I am delighted with the work that you have put together....
I was under the same impression as you, that 'Porges' was a rare
name with little known about it; I was aware of my Jewish heritage
(and also aware of the Portuguese 'connection' theory) but I did
not realise just how far back 'we' all went....unfortunately,
most of my relatives were sent to the Camps during the Second
World War (we lived in Prague then) and my Grandparents were forced
to flee Czechoslovakia and settled in England, where we lived
for over 50 years. I have always been proud of my heritage, unfortunately
I never knew my Grandfather (he died when I was very young) and
my Grandmother has not really helped me in connecting with my
roots. I hope to be soon adding my name and Family Tree to your
website, so that we can stand up and be counted with all the other
Porgeses around the Globe!!! I thank you for your drive and interest
in our name, you have helped me to start creating the links back
to my roots, and for that I cannot thank you enough.
Sacha Nikolas Porges , Germany
parents were born in Czechoslovakia and his father was a Porges,
At the start of the war, Rudolph fled the country leaving his
mother and 2 sisters there. Ivan and his brother George were born
in England and after the war, they moved back to Czechoslovakia
and with the coming of the Communists had to flee the country
and so they arrived back in England in 1949. I have been trying
to find out information about Ivan's family and what happened
to his grandmother and one of his aunts for the longest while
and have not been at all successful. We believe that his grandmother
and one aunt died in a concentration camp. This site is a wonderful
legacy to the Porges family and your labor of love is to be greatly
commended. Thank you on behalf of my husband and his children
for taking the time to put this together.
Marlene Porges, USA
Had I gone
to a museum, I would not have had the powerful experience as visiting
the Porges site you so impressively created on the Internet.
It is remarkable how your efforts and dedication of many years
have exploded into something bigger than life, touching our hearts
and lives, a home to come back to on the internet.
Barnett Newman's Abstract Expressionism in red and black is
an excellent choice.
In effect the Porges web site brought the unknown (black) to life
Red symbolizes life, passion, emotion and of course, blood is
The site is to trace back blood, the family ties. Before you created
this site we were in the dark (black). The combination of red
and black is cathartic affording expression to a spiritual renewal
in the passing of time and the continuing journey of a long standing
It is with sadness that I learned of the recent passing
of Madame Porges, nee Aaron, a family from the East of France,
traced back as far as 1500, beloved mother of M. Porges, "founding
father" of the Porges family web page. Even while Madame
Porges was alive, he has dedicated himself to uphold honor rooted
in tradition by building a 5 Star site filled with fascinating
family history to enrich generations to come. I for one am grateful
to be a returning traveler discovering something I missed before
or a new addition. It impresses me that by upholding family values
M. Porges is observing the letter of the Ten Commandments, "Honor
Your Father and Your Mother". What a beautiful way to make
one's parents proud and at the same time to serve G-d.
August 9, 2003