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Avrum Geller


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Avrum Geller has been engaged in genealogical research on a professional basis for 12+ years, after many years of researching his own family. His grandparents immigrated to New York City from the Russian Empire and settled in New Jersey. He is a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (past member of their Executive Council) and JewishGen, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the New Engand Historic Genealogical Society. He is the leader of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group which meets monthly in New York City. He is a consultant to the community of genealogists for his expertise in New York area resources. In addition to presentations on New York area research at genealogical conferences, he has conducted family history workshops in assisted-living facilities, synagogues, and Jewish service organizations. He is a volunteer with DOROT, an agency providing social services to help elderly New Yorkers live independently. He is a member of the Jewish People s Philharmonic Chorus, performing music set to Yiddish text. He was previously Vice President Marketing Services of Block Drug Company, a manufacturer of healthcare and household products, and was recognized as a specialist in marketing to older adults. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He and his wife live in Manhattan and have two married sons.

Service Description:
Researching origins of families in Europe and tracing descendants. Preparing presentation reports and books of family history. Forsensic and legal genealogical research. Presentations to community, cultural, and religious organizations about genealogical research.

Academic Degrees:
BA (English)

Research Specialty:
Emigration & Immigration ; Holocaust ; Jewish ; Migration ; Military ; Heir Searcher ; Naturalization ; Forensic ; German American ; Court Records ; Polish American ; DNA Specialist

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Geographic Specialty:
FL ; MD ; MA ; NJ ; NY ; New England ; Mid-Atlantic ; Midwest ; West ; Baltimore ; New York City ; Russia

Research Counties:
Essex, NJ ; Hudson, NJ ; Manhattan, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Nassau, Westchester, NY ; Passaic, NJ ; Union, NJ

Service Categories:
Compiler/Indexer ; Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Project Management ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview

Accepts Clients:

2 Charlton St Apt 5DE
New York
Postal Code:
New York
Day Phone:
(212) 924-4148
Evening Phone:
(212) 924-4148
(212) 414-4256

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