Simply put, genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.  It encompasses many skills and specialties, ranging from DNA analysis to document transcription to research report writing.


My services include:

  • Family tree creation

  • Family history research

  • Local record look-ups (specializing in New York City and Long Island)

  • Cemetery research and photos

  • Lineage society applications

  • Coaching and mentoring (ideal for the genealogy enthusiast who is looking for guidance yet wants to do his/her own research)

Do you need assistance with researching family history or breaking down brick walls?  Are you a professional writer, lawyer or researcher looking for genealogical support?  Are you a fellow genealogist looking to collaborate?  I’m always eager to help solve a good genealogy mystery!

When you hire Kerri Tannenbaum, the Family Dot Connector, you’ll receive:

We’ll review your goals, discuss what you already know and determine a budget and timeline.

I’ll locate vital records, census data, newspaper articles, probate records and a variety of other documents to unearth clues about your ancestors.

I’ll connect the dots and correlate the facts and findings into a meaningful narrative. 

I’ll package the findings into a written report with detailed citations, supporting documents and a comprehensive list of all sources searched.

Kerri Tannenbaum follows the Code of Ethics for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Genealogy Standards by the Board for Certification of Genealogists