I had a delightful time recently talking with Ron Arons. He is the author of two books: Wanted: U.S. Criminal Records - Sources and Research Methodology as well as The Jews of Sing Sing. He specializes in finding records of the black sheep of the family. Along the way, he seems to uncover many fascinating stories.
I managed to talk with Ron at the recent conference of the National Genealogical Society. Ron talked about his books and also shared a number of tips about researching records of those who were incarcerated. I was able to record our conversation and now can offer it here as a podcast. You can listen to our conversation right now on your computer or else save the file to your MP3 music player and listen to it later.
And, yes, the picture above shows how Ron was dressed when I talked with him. This photo shows Ron in one of his costumes that was the hit of the exhibitors hall. You can double-click on the image to see a larger picture.
The second photo was taken by Banai Lynn Feldstein while Ron and I were talking and is used here with permission. (Thanks Banai!) Again, double-click on the image to see a larger picture.
You can listen to our conversation by clicking on the following link:http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2008/07/book-review-the.html
For more information about Ron Arons and his books, visit his web site at: