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As a researcher, author and professional genealogist, I provide services, including family history research; local, state & regional history research; book 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 may 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. 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.

Twenty plus years of experience in many areas of the USA and Eastern and Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany & Poland) and author of five books on history, synagogue architecture and Jewish genealogy.

I am presently concentrating my research work regarding the identification and  documentation of American synagogue architecture and history. My NEW book projects include America's Pioneer Jewish Congregations: Architecture, History & Community and The Synagogues of Eastern Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey both to be published by Fonthill Media.

I am also doing research on the noted American synagogue architect Percival Goodman 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 latest book - The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey (Fonthill Media 2014) are available for purchase. All my books (non-signed copies) are also now available through Arcadia/The History Press. To order from them click HERE

Please use the page links 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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Website Updated on July 29, 2017