Some of us know of relatives from many generations past, while others may not even know our own parents, but all of us have a rich and deep history.

With My Family Genie, you can discover your roots and seek the stories of family past that are worth knowing, worth sharing, and worth preserving.

Following genealogical best practices, services combine historical research and modern tools  — such as digitized records, online databases, and DNA testing — in order to maximize opportunities for discovery.

Services are tailored to the client's individual needs. They can focus on a specific task, such as document retrieval, or go broader by developing a multi-generational family tree for that special anniversary or family reunion. Quality ancestral research can help families resolve cultural origins, validate family stories, find lost relatives, or leave a legacy for future generations.

Examples of services include, but are not limited to:

  • Building family trees

  • Finding documents and records online or on location in New England

  • Navigating online genealogy tools 

  • Interpreting DNA results

  • Locating lost and unknown family members 

  • Overcoming "brick walls"

  • Providing guidance and support in your own research

Specialties include:

  • Jewish genealogy (traditional and DNA)

  • New England region

  • New York City

  • Immigration (e.g., locating ship manifests and naturalization papers)

  • Heir Searching

  • DNA analysis

  • Locating living relatives

  • Misattributed parentage, adoption, and donor conception cases

As a professional educator as well as genealogist, Dr. Adina can also give customized presentations on all things genealogy. If you are interested in Adina for a speaking engagement, please contact her at

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