I've recently had the opportunity to engage the services of Mr. Silvestri in the tracing of our family tree. His diligence can only be surpassed by his kindness and tenacity. He was a pleasure to work with. If your family tree takes you to Italy, Mr. Silvestri is the man to go with. Thank you again, for all the work you've done for our family.
Sincerely, C. Franco-Irla, USA
I am extremely pleased to have this opportunity to write a reference for Iuri Silvestri. I have been researching my family now for about twenty five years and on both my father's and mother's side. I have worked with a few genealogical researchers not only from the United States but from other countries, as well. Without a doubt Iuri Silvestri has by far been the most competent, professional and communicative of any of them. You will find Mr. Silvestri to be open and very willing to speak with you concerning all aspects of the research. He will contact you often via e-mail and hard mail to make sure that he is approaching the research project in the way you wish to proceed. He is extremely helpful and friendly. He understands, I think, very well, the importance of this family history to the individual doing the research. As you may imagine, contacting someone in another country that you have never met before and sending them money is a risky business. However, I have an ultimate type of confidence in this individual. I do not know him other than through this family research and I can say without a doubt that he is superb. My mother's side of the family has been trying to discover information pertaining to the family for at least twenty years. Some of my relatives have even visited Italy in that attempt. However, it was Iuri who came up not only with all the relevant information but with pictures to provide the proof for all records. Iuri is a consumate professional who sent me a cd entirely filled with pictures of living relatives, the towns that my ancestors came from and 18 pictures of the church records that pertain to the family. I was overjoyed to get this amount of detail as have other members of the family felt. I am glad to be a reference for Iuri and the type of work that he does. In fact, when we travel to Italy we have no doubt but that we will have Iuri as our guide. I can be reached by anyone personally at the appropriate e-mail address. I am a professor at a community college in the state of Tennessee in the United States and therefore think I have a fairly good idea of what excellent research should be. I recommend Iuri Silvestri without any hesitation.
Sincerely, K. Preiser, USA
About your services...I would like to say. Iuri did a thorough research on my family name, Mandarano, and the small village, Stio, that they were from. Not only did he trace our family back to the mid 1600's; but he also sent us documented proof of births, deaths, and marriages. Iuri photographed the village that my grandfather was from and it made us feel like we were actually there. He also sent us some souvenirs from the local handicraft shops and other memorabilia from the town. We also received music CD's with Italian music from the era. Iuri communicates promptly via email and does the research in a timely manner. Iuri communicates fluently in English. His rates were very reasonable and I feel that the money that I spent on the Italian research was money well spent. If anyone would like additional references for Iuri's work. Please email me at...
C. Mandarano, USA
I employed Iuri to find my relatives that still live in Italy. He found many. He is a very fine man + after talking to him by phone, I can tell you that he is the professional genealogist I would use again. He is reasonable + does a great work.
V. Madonna, USA
I had never had done anything like this before, so putting my trust (and money) in someone I didn't know was very important. I found him through my own searching, and then made an initial contact with him. Iuri, went to the town where my grandfather was from and took digital pictures of his birth records (and sister) and his parents records! He took pictures of the town and even found cousins of my father still alive in Milano! I've written to them and Iuri has translated the letter into Italian for free.[?] He would be able to determine what the cost would be for you. In the end I realized that you can only get so much information for free; it was worth it for me to finally know what happened to my father's relatives.
Regards, J. Fuoco, Canada
I am very satisfied with your service. I thought you were prompt, you kept me informed about the research, your results were well documented and exactly as promised. The price you quoted was fair, agreed upon ahead of time and there were no hidden charges or fees. Dealing with you was a good experience. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
T. W., USA
I was surprised at the depth and detail of the research data provided by Mr. Silvestri, from digital copies of the original records to pictures of my ancestors' town and its surroundings. Truly, Mr. Silvestri, honors his profession by his excellent work.
In just a short time in my grandparents village, iuri found out a lot of information about my family. It was worth every penny. Iuri is very nice to work with.
R. D. L., USA
I recently had the opportunity of working with Iuri Silvestri on my family genealogy. I was looking for someone to help me with my family tree when I came across some testimonials on a genealogy website about Iuri. I took a chance and sent him an email. He was prompt with his response and more then telling, willing to answer to any question I had. I found him to be extremely honest, trough, and his knowledge of our English language was excellent. He took nothing for granted, he worked with me as if he was part of my family. I am very satisfied with the work he did, how he did it and also with his costs. If anyone is looking for an honest and reliable people to do their family genealogy I highly recommend Iuri Silvestri for the job. Thank you Iuri, it was a pleasure working with you.
M. Mason, USA
Doing those trips Iuri was able to research this side of my family all the way back to the late 1500's. What a great record he completed for me, including pictures of the village and every page of the record books that contained any family reference. I felt like I had been there - and when I do finally go there I will contract with Iuri to be my guide to my family?s history. Thanks so much Iuri.
J. V., USA
I was delighted both with the information that you found for me and the amount of information you found. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wanted to hire a family history researcher in Italy. It was excellent work! Thank you very much.
I found you to be reliable and honest, easy to correspond with and very reasonably priced. Most of all we were successful.
John Withers, Australia