Ron Arons Biography

For years Ron has given presentations on genealogy and Jewish criminals across the country, including presenting for ten years at the IAJGS conferences. In 2005 Ron won a NY State Archives grant for his historical criminal research involving Jews in NYC. In 2008, Ron published The Jews of Sing Sing, a true crime book about Jewish criminals who served time 'up the river' at the famous prison in New York. That same year, Ron appeared on the PBS TV special The Jewish Americans and talked about famous Jewish criminals of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Last year, Ron published WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, a genealogy reference book designed to help others research historic criminals across the US (Jewish or not). Recently, Ron has expanded his product line to include new products: a variety of black sheep toys and a line of 'Black Sheep of the Family'-logoed t-shirts, polo shirts, and sweatshirts. Ron studied at Princeton and the University of Chicago.

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Last updated: October 26, 2011