Monday, June 11, 2012

Putting Flesh on the Bones - Free Webinar, June 13 by Ron Arons

Why limit yourself to simply expanding your family tree by looking for names, dates and places? Beyond the questions Who?, When?, and Where?, it is possible to explore the far more interesting questions, WHY? and HOW? Why did our ancestors behave the way they did? How did they have an impact on us? In this presentation Ron Arons, author of WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, provides two related examples from his own research experience on how this process works. The unexpected benefit of this approach is that it allowed Ron to push back his family tree four more generations and find many living relatives he never knew beforehand.
Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2PM (Eastern U.S.). Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Join at least 15-20 minutes early to ensure your virtual seat. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
About the presenter
Ron-100For years Ron Arons has given presentations on genealogy across the country. In 2005, Ron won a NY State Archives grant for his historical criminal research. In 2008, Ron published The Jews of Sing Sing, about Jewish criminals who served time at the famous prison in New York. That same year, Ron appeared on the PBS TV special, The Jewish Americans, and talked about famous Jewish criminals of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 2010, Ron published WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, a reference book listing repositories across the country that maintain historical criminal records. These books and a line of 'Black Sheep of the Family' products are available on his website, Ron studied at Princeton and the University of Chicago.
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