18 May 2008

Long Island, NY: Ron Arons, May 25

Genealogist Ron Arons will present "Researching Jewish Criminals, Especially in New York," at the next meeting of the JGS of Long Island.

The author of "Jews of Sing Sing" will speak at 2pm Sunday, May 25 at the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview, NY.

Born and raised in New York, Arons has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.

A computer industry veteran with degrees from Princeton and University of Chicago, he appeared in the January 2008 PBS six-hour documentary "Jews in America."

Arons has presented at five IAJGS conferences, local JGSs and other conferences, and received a 2005 research grant from the New York State Archives to facilitate his Sing Sing research.

Society mavens will be available from 1.30pm to answer genealogy questions. Admission is free.

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