- Business Name
- Reconnecting Relatives®, LLC
- Non-Research Specialties
- Lecturer/Presenter - On-site
- Oral Historian/Interviewer
- Research Specialties
- DNA Specialist
- Emigration & Immigration
- Research Time Periods
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
"helping individuals and families reconnect with their roots and their relatives"
I created Reconnecting Relatives®, LLC to help clients trace their Jewish and Eastern European families back to the old country. We begin by determining immigrants' original names and places of origin using U.S., Canadian, British, and South American records. The next step is identifying what records are available that will help answer the client's question. I translate vital, census and other registration records in Russian, Hebrew, German and French. When paper records are unavailable, Genetic and Forensic Genealogy are used to find living relatives, identify their relationships to the client, and trace connections to common ancestors and/or places.
Through my active membership in the Association of Professional Genealogists, I have an extensive network of colleagues with whom I collaborate. As past secretary, past president and now ex-officio board member of the New England chapter, I have contacts throughout the industry. If my client needs research in another specialty or geographic area, I will refer them to the appropriate, experienced researcher.
A note about Jewish research and the Holocaust: My personal mission is to reconnect Jewish individuals and families with the descendants of relatives from whom they were separated by the Holocaust, and to identify the names of those relatives who were killed in the Holocaust. Time spent researching in Holocaust records, i.e. Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, etc. is billed at half rate.
- B.A. (Russian)
- Vital Record Translation: French, German, Russian Transliteration: Hebrew & Yiddish
- From the Shtetl to the 21st Century
- Certificate in Genealogical Research (Boston University) 2009
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020; Virtual 2021
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh 2019, Virtual 2020
Excelsior College - Advanced Genealogical Research 2018
Forensic Genealogy Institute 2014
- APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
NEAPG - New England Chapter of APG
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
National Genealogical Society
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