Annual Full-Day Seminar on Jewish Genealogy with Ron Arons

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm

Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado and the MACC JAAMM Festival

JCC Social Hall, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver

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Agenda

8:30 – Registration, Bagels, and Coffee
9:00 - 10:15 — 'The Kosher Nostra' or Jewish Criminals!
10:30 - 11:45 — What’s in a Name? Trouble!
11:45 – 12:45 — Kosher Dairy Lunch
12:45 — Door Prizes
1:00 - 2:15 — Nifty Technologies for Genealogical Analysis & Reporting
2:30 - 3:45 — Mind Mapping for Genealogists
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Ron Arons became interested in understanding his roots after he lost his parents to cancer 16 and 18 years ago. In the process of researching his criminal ancestor’s past, Ron has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. He is a recipient of a Hackman Research Residency Award from the New York State Archives to continue his research of New York Jewish criminals, and Ron appeared on the PBS television series, “The Jewish Americans” as the acknowledged expert on Jewish criminals of New York’s Lower East Side. Born in New York, Ron holds a BS in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He worked for many years as a marketer in the high-tech industry before deciding to work full time on his first book, The Jews of Sing Sing. Arons is based in California and tours the country giving educational and entertaining presentations on Jewish criminals and Jewish genealogy.