15 2017

Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Temple Sinai 41 West Hartford Rd
Newington, CT 06111

Contact Gail Reynolds

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, October 15 at 1:30 pm at Temple Sinai at 41 West Hartford Rd, Newington, as Ron Arons presents "Sex, Lies, and Genealogical Tape." 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.

Sponsor: Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut

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