Ancestors - we've all got them. But for some of us, the knowledge of our family's past doesn't go much
further than our great-grandparents.
I work to help people with their family history research. My background in computer science and my skills
in communication and logical thinking allow me to provide clients with information about their descendants
that may have been previously inaccessible. Genealogy is often compared to a treasure hunt. There are
numerous sources from which information can be found. Once found, this information then must be
analyzed for accuracy and used for further research. In many cases, one record will provide clues that
will lead to others.
My own search for ancestors began in the form of a middle school "family tree" project. That project, which
I still have in my possession, sparked a passion for research into my past. I have since documented my
own family tree, showing seven generations, and currently containing over 1,600 relatives.
My area of expertise is in Jewish genealogy, as this is my heritage and has been my primary focus. I have
also done extensive research on immigrants to the Northeast United States, particularly in New York City in
the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Other countries from which I have experience researching include
England, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, South Africa,
Australia, and New Zealand.
Thank you for visiting my site! I look forward to helping you with your search for your roots.
My great-grandfather, Irving Schechtman, with some of
his brothers and other unknown friends and relatives.
My grandfather, Alexander Banner, with the crew of the
Little Lady Joyce II, which was shot down during WWII.