- JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SACRAMENTO
Sunday, December 19, 2004, 10 a.m.
Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento
Uncovering Your Family History: the Jews of Sing-Sing and More!
Sing-Sing, the notorious prison “up the river” from New York City, was home
to more than a few Jewish inmates in its 175-year history. There are the
famous Rosenbergs and a handful of gangsters, but many more. Perhaps one of those
“black sheep” is in your family tree. Ron Arons will give us a glimpse of
how Jews played an important role in the prison’s history, but also demonstrate
the value of researching more than names and dates. According to Arons,
focusing on how people lived, one person at a time, will lead us to a better
understanding of their behavior and true family history.
A genealogist based in the Bay Area, Arons has given presentations to
genealogy conferences in London, Toronto and Washington, D.C., and authored several
For more information on the upcoming meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Sacramento, e-mail the JGSS at jgs_sacramento@... or leave a message
at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.
Old Laptop to Spare? In search of a laptop computer -- if you have upgraded
your laptop recently and have an old version you‘d like to donate to the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Sacramento, please let us know. It would be used with
scanning software to help keep track of our growing library. As a nonprofit
organization, your donation to us would be tax-deductible. E-mail us or call us
at info above.
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