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Is there a repository of names of people who can assist with getting local records? #general #records


Rick Zeckel
 

From time to time I have seen requests here, on Facebook, and similar sites for recommendations related to a need to have a local source to locate records and/or do research. I have used some local sources (sometimes at a cost and sometimes not) but have always just stumbled across the people I've engaged for these purposes. Does anyone know of a centralized source for such information? 

Rick Zeckel
13919 Springmill Ponds Circle
Carmel, Indiana  46032
USA
Telephone: (317) 506-8937


Janette Silverman
 

The Association of Professional Genealogists https://www.apgen.org maintains a directory of its membership which includes specializations - you might try that. It's obviously not a comprehensive listing of all genealogists, only their membership.

Janette SIlverman
Phoenix, AZ and Salt Lake City, UT
https://www.progenealogists.com/our-experts


Ellen
 

Rick,

There is the website Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK), which has been around for a long time - raogk.org

The purpose of this site is to help others obtain copies of documents, pictures of tombstones, etc., that can not be obtained easily by those who do not live in the area of their ancestors.
Another alternative is to conduct the local Jewish Genealogical Society.  To find a society, visit https://www.iajgs.org/membership/member-societies/
 
Ellen

Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


Sally Bruckheimer
 

In my experience, Jewishgen is a great source. People have contacted me about things in the area of my signature at the time, and I have gotten them stuff.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


YaleZuss@...
 

I suspect the point of the question is whether there is a site somewhere that researchers can use to identify people like Sally Bruckheimer and others who have been helpful, including some who have answered queries I have sent to the group.  If there were such a site, and it matched "experts" to areas of expertise, it would get heavy use, by-passing the hit-or-miss nature of posting here.
 
Yale Zussman