About Genealogy

You have decided to “do genealogy”: you have embarked on a research project to trace your family history.

What is genealogy?

According to the Chambers Dictionary, genealogy is “the history of descent of families”. The reply to this question is most often “building a family tree”. Genealogy is more than building a family tree. It creates your own family’s chronological record. Genealogy is history and culture fused together. While piecing together the fabric of your family history, you will trace your descent; learn about your history and your family mores. You will discover, and connect with new family members; you will make new friends.

What is genealogy research?

Genealogy research is a process similar to any other research project. It begins with formulating a research plan. It is a detailed study of a subject with the purpose of discovering new information. It is accessing material in libraries, archives and the internet. It is interviewing people and deciphering records. It is integrating material. Each research project is unique.

Genealogy research is interdisciplinary as it draws on history, sociology and anthropology. In order to succeed in the research, it is important to integrate all these different aspects.

What are the uses of genealogy?

Genealogy has many purposes. Genealogy is used as a means of finding lost relatives and reuniting families. It is used as a means of locating heirs to inheritance as well as the heirs to lost art. Genealogy is used in medical research: tracing illness within a family as well as linking families through DNA.

Genealogy can be a daunting experience. You have information. Many records have been posted on the internet, but this is just the springboard for your future research. You have no idea of how to integrate material. You have no idea where to begin and you have no idea how to proceed.

With our research experience Kin-search offers you:

Holocaust research and documentation

  • Finding lost relatives
  • Reuniting families
  • Locating heirs
  • Tracing submitters of Pages of Testimony
  • Researching material from the International Red Cross (ITS –Bad Arolsen )

Genealogical research

  • Israel
  • Eastern and Western Europe
  • South Africa

We have not listed the countries and towns we research specifically. If you are embarking on research in an area not listed, and wish to engage our services, please contact us and we will refer you to a competent researcher on our team to assist you with your research project.

Our services include:

  • Genealogical research
  • Archival research in Israel and abroad
  • Historical research and document translation
  • Oral History services –questionnaire compilation and interviewing
  • Documenting information
  • Kin-coaching- define the issues, create a plan of action and help you on your way assist you
  • Tracing submitters of Pages of Testimony
  • Researching material from the International Red Cross (ITS –Bad Arolsen )