For the last twenty years, I have traveled several times a year to Poland and the republics of the former Soviet Union where I work in the archives on behalf of clients. There, I may find, literally, hundreds of records for you.
- Research Assignment
- » Research your family names in state and local archives
» Extract family data in the form of summary translations
» Obtain photo copies (where permitted and when requested by client)
of archival documents
- Types of Documents
Research is available for the following types of documents:
- » Birth, marriage, death and divorce records
» Family lists and lists of inhabitants
» Draft registrations and tax lists
» Property records and notary records
» Jewish community (Kahal) records
» Immigration list, school records and business directories
- Terms of research assignment
Each assignment is conducted pursuant to letter agreement signed by client and Routes to Roots and includes description of documents to be searched, family names of client and financial terms.
How long does the research process take?
Each assignment generally is completed within three to four months from the time the client authorizes the research process.
How much does the research process cost?
The cost of each research assignment is based on a number of factors including:
- » How much material must be researched (time span)
» How many different archives (in different cities and/or countries)
must be searched
- » How large the town was (Jewish population)
» How many family names client wishes researched
» How common/unique the family names are
- What do the charges include?
- » Administrative time (obtaining family data and archive research authorization letter from client)
» Research process
» Summary translation of material
» Computer data entry, report and analysis
- Specific price quotes are provided after the research assignment is defined and pursuant to the above criteria.