Being a part of this group has been of immeasurable benefit to me, even though I've been doing this

some 20 years.

Albert Gershman

 6905 Fayetteville Road, Suite 204,

Durham, NC 27713

across the street from SouthPoint Mall


Sunday, October 25

1-3 p.m.

 "What's in a Name?  Trouble!"

This Webinar program reviews some of the research done on Ron's great-grandfather, who served time in Sing Sing Prison for bigamy and who committed other crimes. Through the years, he has discovered records of other people with the same name who were born in the same general timeframe, lived in the same places as his great-grandfather, 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. Through the presentation, Ron demonstrates how he untangled and organized all of these documents to determine how many distinct individuals these records represent. He also discusses names and name changes, timelines, the genealogical proof standard, and a variety of non-traditional records.

Ron  Arons has given more than 250 presentations

across the nation and internationally, including 13 of the last 15 IAJGS conferences, on a wide range of genealogical topics. Ron has published two genealogically-oriented true crime books: The Jews of Sing Sing and WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records. In 2008, Ron appeared on the PBS television special: The Jewish Americans. Ron earned degrees from Princeton University and the University of Chicago.

Email:  DebbieTheTeacher@gmailcom

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The mission of the Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (TJGS)  is to share genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with people interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

While the majority of its members reside in the greater Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh area, the TJGS welcomes members from anywhere in North Carolina, the region, or the U.S.  All members are encouraged to volunteer and participate in the operation of the Society. Anyone interested in Jewish genealogy, regardless of religion or heritage, is welcome to become a member.

TJGS is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies worldwide. TJGS is also a member of the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

TJGS includes members with a broad-range of genealogical skills and knowledge who are willing to share information with both the beginning and experienced researcher.  We welcome you to join us and other members of the TJGS on this incredible journey of finding family origins and history as well as new friends.

Mike Kalt
President, TJGS, 2015