JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Miami November 2014 Meeting #general

Yoram Millman

JGS of Greater Miami November 2014 Meeting
Date : Sunday November 23, 2014
Time : 11.00 am
Place : Greater Miami Jewish Federation - 4200 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, FL

Speaker : Ron Arons - An Author and Genealogist
Topic : What's in a Name? Trouble!

Ron has given 250+ presentations internationally. He has authored three
books, "The Jews of Sing Sing"; Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records; and,
most recently, "Mind Maps for Genealogy". In 2006 he appeared on the
PBS special "The Jewish Americans".

In 2008 he won a Hackman Research Grant >from the NY State Archives to
continue his research on historical Jewish criminals in New York. Ron earned
a B.S. in Engineering >from Princeton University and an MBS >from the
University of Chicago.

Presentation Title: What's in a Name? Trouble!
Presentation Abstract: Ron presents how to put the Genealogical Proof
Standard into action with a very complex example of identity merging
and separation. Ron will discuss problems with changing names and how
to deal with them. Ron will discuss mind maps, a powerful technology
for clearer thinking and extraordinary data correlation.

Presentation Description of the session: For years Ron Arons researched the
life of his great-grandfather, who served time in Sing Sing Prison and who
committed other crimes. Through the years, Ron came across records for other
people with the same first and last names, born in the same timeframe, who
lived in the same places as his relative, and who, by some stroke of luck,
also found trouble, either in business or with women. With such an uncommon
name as Isaac SPIER, this is rather remarkable. In this talk you will see
how the Genealogical Proof Standard was used to merge and separate many
identities to determine exactly how many distinct individuals these
documents represented. (The answer is truly remarkable!)

You will also learn about names, name changes, and the reasons behind
those changes.

You will also learn about mind maps, a powerful technology and
methodology for clearer thinking, data logging, and, most importantly,
efficient and extraordinary data correlation. Specifically, many
examples of mind maps created with FreeMind will be presented. This
entertaining excursion into the world of trouble makers offers methodologies
for truly advanced research for very challenging problems.

10.30 AM sign in and early bird

Please RSVP by email to ymillman.jgs@...

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Yoram Millman (JGS of Greater Miami)

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