Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
27 West Penn
Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
you researching your family’s ancestry and want a little help?
Up, Roots! Genealogy Research Services is ready to assist you with a
full range of family history research options in the New York City and Long
Island area, from a search for a single record to creating a full family
tree. I can visit major metropolitan area archives, libraries, and even
cemeteries on your behalf including:
National Archives-Northeast Region on Varick Street (for US Census, Passenger
Arrival Manifests for NY and Philadelphia, NYC area Naturalization, WWII Old
Men's Draft Registration, as well as NY State Birth, Marriage, and Death
* The New York City
Municipal Archives (for Vital Records, including Births to 1909, Marriages to
1936, and Deaths to 1948)
* The New York Public
Library at 42nd Street (for City Directories, Newspaper and Periodical
searches, NY State Census for 1905, 1915, 1925, Genealogies, and other
* The Long Island
Division of the Queensboro Public Library (for unique Long Island
genealogical resources including newspapers and family genealogy
* Manhattan, Brooklyn,
Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Suffolk County Court Houses
(for wills and other probate files and some naturalizations)
* Cemeteries in
Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties (for photographs of family
graves, and even help with the translation of Hebrew on gravestones)
* New York County Clerk and New York State Department of State (for assistance with obtaining Apostille authentication of vital records for presentation internationally when needed for ensuring your documents will be accepted abroad.)
I look forward to assisting you,
and I wish you much success with your genealogical
Satisfied Clients Say:
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I went yesterday and got Certified copies of his paperwork with a nice RED bow and Official Stamp!
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more wonderful and exciting reports from you.I hope, by showing my true
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give to your clients. Your report to me has gone beyond my
expectations, I seem to know the whole story now and I thank you forever.”
Jan Martin, Australia
"Wow... you really are amazing! I never knew most of what is detailed in your report. Thank you for your wonderful work to pull it together. I am ecstatic over your work ~ keep going!"
Joshua Marks, Washington, DC
"Excellent work. I knew you were
clever, Judi! Good thinking! And a great find!!!
David Mickelson, Greenwich Research,
“Incredible, simply incredible. Thank you. I have
been waiting for a report like this for a long time since I started
researching this family. There are many facts that even my grandparents
"I am walking on air again over your
latest extraordinary find.
has as always has unearthed mysteries with miraculous genius and insight. And
this cold case has boiled over with your wonderful help. I really love the
professional, clear and fascinating way you presented this report. I could be
along with you and follow each step, cheer at the discoveries.
A million, million thanks again for this great
genealogical knowledge and joy you bring."
Ilene Rothgeb, Virgin Islands
“I want to thank you for the excellent work
you did in connection with this estate…”
Harvey A. Sackstein, Esq., New York
"I do thank you so much for doing
EXACTLY what I asked for and doing it in a very timely manner. Thanks
for a great service - I know I'll be getting back to you."
Lynne Roberts, California
"Judith, I just reviewed your
incredible work again! I think what you have gotten will make my uncle
very. very happy. This takes him back to about 1825. It took me years to get
this much information. You are
Marilyn Loeb Feingold, Atlanta, Georgia
"I will enjoy analyzing your report over the next few weeks, and adding this information to my existing family tree.
Thanks again for accepting my assignment and for the quality of your research. I consider myself fortunate to have found you, not only for the fact that you are right there in NY where my records are accessible, but also for your experience and efficiency in locating and assessing these old files.
In genealogy, like other fields, there is no substitute for ‘gumshoe’ research.'
About Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan of
Up, Roots! has been doing genealogical and family
history research since 1992. She is a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists http://apgen.org/, the New York Metro
Chapter of the APG http://www.apgen.org/localchapters/newyork/index.html, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Long Island http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsli/, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of NY http://www.jgsny.org/, and the New York
Genealogical and Biographical Society http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/.
Her articles on genealogical research have appeared
in AVOTAYNU and THE JEWISH STAR, and she has presented talks on
"Creating a Family Newsletter" and "How to Read a Hebrew
Tombstone Anywhere in the World" at major international genealogical
conferences. Two of the searchable databases she has created are online:
"Deportation of Bialystok Children from Theresienstadt to
Auschwitz" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0025_BialystokChildren5Oct1943.htm, and "The Rabbi
Samuel Langer Database" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/SamuelLanger.htm
Judi, who has also been a Member of the Board of LitvakSIG, was the Founding Editor of the LitvakSIG Online Journal http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/journal.htm. from Spring 1999 through July 2009, and is currently the Editor Emerita.