Thank you very much for the excellent job you did finding information about the Berul family in the town of Novogrod Volinsk. The 64 documents and birth certificates you provided helped trace my father's family back to the late 1700s and your photograph album of the city made it come alive. Most of all I appreciate the meeting you arranged with Maria Tarpas. She remembered the Beruls and provided you with the names and addresses of two cousins now living in Israel. We have written to each other and I hope to visit them someday soon. It has been a pleasure working with you. Many thanks for everything you have done.
Shirley Berul Kline
1 Sheffield Lane
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
When you notified me from Ukraine in August 1995 that you had found Elizabeta Linsky Wiener, my father's first cousin, we were incredulous. We believed that all members of my father's family had perished in the Holocaust. Your return with the videotaped interview and photographs convinced us that this was no dream. You brought with you a photograph of a family in Europe, a copy of which had rested on my grandmother's dresser top thirty years ago. On its back was the address of my grandparents when they had first come to America. You traced our ancestry on my grandmother's side into the late 1700s. You also learned that Elizabeth's son, Boris, is currently a student at the University of Texas. We spoke to him from your home. We later had him here for several days during Passover and he was present at both our Seders.
I cannot convey strongly enough my gratitude and the appreciation of my family. May you continue to find strength for the wonderful work you do.
Dr. Mark C. Lester
5646 Picket Circle
Macungie, PA 18103