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Finding a Genealogist

doren6077@...
 

I "do" my own genealogy and have many friends in our genealogy world, but have a friend who does NOT want to do the work herself and is looking to hire a genealogist specializing in American and Eastern European Jewish roots. Can any of you personally recommend someone available for hire and let me know how they charge for their services. Please reply privately.
Thank you,
Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA

jfs6403@...
 

If you go to the JewishGen.org website there are 2 info files. One on finding a genealogy researcher and one on hiring a researcher.
Judy Salomon
New Jersey

ltchsiegel@...
 

Go to ancetry.com and look for Jeannette Silverman.  she has doctorate in Jewish studies and is a lecturer at many of the IAJGC conferences  

Herb Siegel
The villages, Fl

Bob Bloomberg
 

How does one get to be listed as a genealogist?

Barbara Mannlein
 


It’s imperative to always check the urls one types.  
  I think you meant ancestry.com .  I am a lousy typist and have to constantly correct what I type.

Also, be sure to double check names you type… I think you meant Janette Silverman, not Jeannette.   

        Also, I think you meant the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies).

But Ancestry’s NOT the place to look for her.   She’s not dead, so unless one is looking for someone she’s researching….. and can pull up a tree she has posted, he would not find her.  Even if he went to “All Directories & Member Lists results for Jeanette Silverman, there are over 1500 possibles.

Much better to check the Discussion group’s archives, and see if she posted — and if so, get her email address that way.

Another option would be to go Facebook, and check if she’s a member of one of the Jewish Genealogy groups there (Jewish Genealogy Portal, Tracing the Tribe, etc.  

Also, one should always include the relevant portion of the email being responded to.  

Hope this helps, 

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


On Oct 24, 2019, at 4:27 AM, ltchsiegel@... wrote:

Go to ancetry.com and look for Jeannette Silverman.  she has doctorate in Jewish studies and is a lecturer at many of the IAJGC conferences  

Herb Siegel
The villages, Fl

Janette Silverman
 

Thanks Barbara,
Actually I can be found at the "Hire an Expert" tab on Ancestry.com -
I head up a team specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research
at AncestryProGenealogists. I can also be contacted directly at
jsilverman@...

I am a member of the Facebook groups mentioned and the APG.

Janette Silverman

DMC@...
 

Janette Silverman works for Ancestry, which is why one would look for her there.  Not in the documents, but in the staff listing.

 

 

Doug Cohen

Sarasota, FL

Lexington, MA

 


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Doug Cohen
Sarasota, Florida
Lexington, MA

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The reason Herb suggested to look for Janette Silverman at Ancestry  is she works for Ancestry ProGenealogists, and therefore she can be found at the company, Ancestry not necessarily the database. You can write to her by her first initial and full last name @ ancestry.com  

 

And for Barbara who suggested only dead people can be found in the Ancestry database, that is not true. Ancestry has a number of databases that include living persons, items such as yearbooks, city directories, family trees in addition to vital records such as marriage records etc.

 

I do not have any affiliation with Ancestry, I am only providing information for the readers.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Barbara Mannlein
 

Please excuse the earlier email.  My finger slipped and hit send…

 
Yes, but the poster did not have your correct name, or correct url.  Also he did not say that you worked for Ancestry.
 
The post should have suggested that one go to Ancestry, Select "Help" from the tool bar, scroll down to "Hire an Expert”, then select “Our Experts”, etc…
 
 
 
Barbara
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On Oct 25, 2019, at 7:29 AM, Janette Silverman <janette.silverman@...> wrote:
Thanks Barbara,
Actually I can be found at the "Hire an Expert" tab on Ancestry.com -
I head up a team specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research
at AncestryProGenealogists. I can also be contacted directly at
jsilverman@...

I am a member of the Facebook groups mentioned and the APG.

Janette Silverman

Renée K. Carl
 

There are a number of professional genealogists who regularly speak at IAJGS, and at other conferences.
Many professional genealogists, Jewish or not, will have a listing at the Association of Professional Genealogists, APGEN.org. There are also some pages there that give you information on what to look for when hiring a professional. Those who have become certified (think board certification, like a doctor), can be found listed at https://bcgcertification.org.
Another good place to ask is your local Jewish Genealogy Society (JGS)

Renee Carl
Washington, DC