Date(s) - June 9, 2014
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Ron Arons; WHAT’S IN A NAME? TROUBLE!
Come for a lively presentation by everyone’s favorite black sheep expert, Ron Arons, on the research he’s conducted on his great-
grandfather, who served time in Sing Sing Prison for bigamy and who committed other crimes. Through the years, Ron came across records for other people with the same name, born in the same time frame, who lived in the same places as his relative, and who, by some stroke of luck, also found trouble, in business or with women. With such an uncommon name as Isaac Spier, this is rather remarkable. Ron will show how he untangled these documents to determine how many distinct individuals there were. (The answer is truly astonishing!) He will also discuss names and name changes, the genealogical proof standard, and non-traditional records. This entertaining excursion into the underworld of Jewish trouble-makers (many of whom were our ancestors) will cover methodologies and offer up set of colorful life stories, which overlap in many ways.
Ron Arons has given more than 250 presentations on genealogy and has published two genealogically oriented true crimebooks: The Jews of Sing Sing and WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records. Ron won a NY State Hackman Grant for his research reJewish criminality in NYC. In 2008, he appeared on the PBS television special: The Jewish Americans. His latest book is MindMaps for Genealogy. He will autograph and sell copies after the program.
The JGSLA Traveling Library will be available starting at 7:00PM.
JGSLA MEMBERS FREE – GUESTS $5.00 – REFERESHMENTS SERVED More info @ www.jgsla.org