Discovering Stored Treasures

Discovering Genealogy, One Ancestor at a Time.

About Me

Smadar is a genealogy consultant specializing in Jewish Genealogy. Together with her partner Dani Inbar, she offer professional genealogy research services to clients from around the world. 

Our genealogical services include (among others):

  • Search and location of living relatives
  • Identifying living heirs
  • Expert witness services (in estate cases)
  • Holocaust research
  • Family history research 
  • Family tree creation
  • Assistance obtaining documents for European citizenships (Poland, Germany etc.) 

Smadar hold a certificate from Boston University Genealogy Research Program. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist, New England Historical Society and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston.

Smadar's genealogy journey began 8 years ago, when together with her oldest son, she started a family tree on Little did she know that this tree would change her life. The bare branches of the tree made her realize how little she knew about her roots. As she began to explore her family history, she discovered that the more she learned, there more questions arose. Embarking on the genealogy voyage, transformed her life. As small part of her family research was published in the memoir: Stored Treasures

Smadar was born in Cfar Saba, Israel and moved to the Boston area at the age of thirteen. Before she dedicated herself to genealogy, her life took an unusual path. She studied biology at Brandeis University then medicine at the University of Massachusetts, but left my medical career, choosing to raise a family with her husband in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In Mexico she became involved with many entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently she resides back in the Boston area and is the proud mother of three sons.

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Read my interview on: May I Introduce To You . . . Smadar Belkind Gerson


  1. I have finally had a chance to look through your blogspot. Very well done and impressive. Nice to make your acquaintance,and keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Jerrold. It's great to have met you and I look forward to interesting collaborations!

  2. Good Morning.

    I am one of your blog followers. My research is focus on Chesterfield County, South Carolina and Anson County, North Carolina. The share borders along the North & South Carolina State lines.

    I am writing you because I was given an award on my blog last week from P. S. Annie and I am passing the award along to you. Please see Carolina Family Roots for more information.

    Wishing you successful family searching and a great week!

    Charlie Purvis

    1. Thank you so much, Charlie! It's an honor to have been selected. I will get working on it right away! Truly appreciate your support!

  3. Smadar:
    I apologize. I know you commented recently on one of mmy posts. I approved it and responded, but it appears to have been lost in the electrons of My iPad Blogger app. Thank you for commenting (any way).

    1. No problem Emily! Thanks for finding a way to contacting me anyways! I love your blog and am very much enjoying your series documenting your roots trip to Ukraine!

  4. Hi, I came across your blog from March 2013 On "Fearless Females" and have a question regarding the Mexican Immigration Document. How or Where can a person search for/order a copy of these documents? I am searching for my Mennonite ancestors that immigrated in the 1920's.

    1. Hi, the Mexican Immigration document you mentioned was in the hands of the family. I suggest you contact Mexican Immigration to learn if you can obtain copies of your family's immigration papers. Best of luck, Smadar


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