Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday,
October 15 at 1:30 pm at Temple Sinai in Newington as Ron Arons
presents "Sex, Lies, and Videotape." This case study demonstrates what
to do when the research target lies on virtually every document on
which he's listed. Individual-focused research at its best.
By focusing on one individual at a time, a researcher can have a very
different experience than simply collecting names, dates, and places
to expand and fill out a family tree. By doing so, one can go beyond
the who, when, and where. One can explore the more interesting and
powerful questions, WHY? and HOW? Individual-focused genealogy
provides additional insights not into ancestors' lives but our own
lives as well.
The truly unexpected benefits of this approach is that it broke down
brick walls, allowing the speaker to push back his family tree another
four generations. (Truly remarkable.) It also exposed the speaker to
all sorts of records he might not have explored otherwise.
This program is free and open to the public. For additional
information, visit www.jgsct.org.
Ron Arons is an engineer and former marketing professional at
high-tech companies who now works full time as a genealogist. He
wrote the acclaimed book The Jews of Sing Sing.