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As a researcher, author and professional genealogist, I provide research services, including family history research; local, state & regional history research; book research services and photography related to architecture and genealogy. I do complete family trees for those who are interested in researching and recording their family history, but do not have the time or expertise. If you have a family tree and accompanying papers that are not in a genealogy computer program, I can process your data and create a family tree and all the pages to go along with it. It's never too late to start your family tree research. My services are professional, personalized, & affordable. My research expertise includes both Jewish and non-Jewish research. I have experience with older newspaper, vital records & church records written in the old German script.

I am a professional history researcher with over 20 years of experience in many areas of the USA and Eastern and Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany & Poland). I have authored five books on history, synagogue architecture and Jewish genealogy and have a comprehensive background in history research and archives administration.

I am presently concentrating my research work regarding the identification and  documentation of American synagogue architecture and history. My current book projects include eBooks on the subjects of the noted American synagogue architect Percival Goodman; 'pioneer' American Jewish congregations; regional American synagogue architecture & history; and Holocaust memorials and museums in North America. If you would like to know more about these projects, please contact me.

Signed copies of my newest book - The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey (Fonthill Media 2014) are available for purchase.

Please see my various section pages listed at the top of the page for further details on my services and areas covered. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way I can.


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