“Many thanks for your assistance – finally have the names of my great-grandparents!” – Miriam, October 2020
“OMG, thank you! this document was a needle in a haystack. My mom and her brother were illegitimate and her mom passed away when she was 28. The father disappeared apparently and I could never find his proper name… This is worth gold! A million blessings to you!” – Marianne, May 2019
‘Thank you so much! I wasn’t sure if t would be the [person] I was looking for but it is! And it’s confirmed he is my great uncle! And I now have the correct surname for my great-grandmother and now I have the names of my great-grandparents which I didn’t know! I can’t thank you enough for making this available!” – Linda, May 2019 [It was an exciting day in May 2019.]
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“…you have sent me the other record requested. I felt very emotional when I read it. I want to thank [you] again for the effort you have done to find the marriage record of my grandparents.” – Myriam, October 2018
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“I fear I have been very remiss and failed to thank you for this really fascinating information and also for all your help which has been invaluable.” – Elizabeth, May 2017
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“Thank you so much — this is fantastic! I appreciate your time and help more than I can possibly say, and hope to be able to more fully utilize your services soon. You obviously do terrific work! This birth record for my 3rd great grandfather is a real boon for my family history and I am so pleased to have it at long last.” – Rebecca Olenchak, May 2010
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“You are a genius or you are a genealogy angel!” – Viviane, April 2006
July 10, 2005
The purpose of this letter is to endorse the work of Banai Feldstein. Banai has assisted me over the last few years in researching my family. While I have worked with a few other well qualified genealogists, none have been as resourceful, efficient and as easy to work with as Banai. I can recommend her to anyone who wishes to do Jewish genealogical work without any hesitation. She has really done amazing work for me. Here are some of her key accomplishments:
- Found one branch of my family located in Plonsk and Raciaz Poland and was able to go back to the 18th century to locate the father, grandfather and great grandfather of my father’s maternal grandfather as well as their siblings using the JRI-Poland database and the Mormon resources. The records were in Russian and Polish and some had not even been indexed.
- Search the un-indexed Russian records of the village of Priluki (Ukraine) which is the town where my mother’s maternal grandmother was born. Banai was able to find many records of my family including the father and mother of my great grandmother as well as various siblings.
- Banai used the San Francisco voter list to locate the naturalization records of my father’s paternal grandfather which resulted in finding the location of the village in Poland where he was born.
- On many occasions I have asked Banai for her advice or views on information that I have found. I believe she has great instincts and is wonderful at working out the puzzles one often finds in doing genealogy work. She is very resourceful, knowledgeable and very easy to work with.