Bio - Stanley M. Diamond

Born 1933, Montreal, Canada. Education: McGill University, Montreal (B. Commerce '54), Harvard (MBA '58). Founder and Chairman, Intalite International Group of Companies, 1960 1986. Winner of 1984 Canada Export Award.

Lecturer, author and subject of articles on entrepreneurial activity and international marketing. One subject in "The New Entrepreneurs 80 Canadian Success Stories", Alan Gould, Author; Seal Books, Canada. Author of "New Developments in Research of Polish-Jewish Records" [Avotaynu, The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Spring 2013; “The Role of the Jewish Genealogist in Medical and Genetic Family History” [Avotaynu, Spring 2007; also published in French, Spanish and Hebrew Journals], “How I Traced the Beta Thalassemia Trait” [Avotaynu, Winter 2006], “A Jewish Genealogist’s Wish List” [Avotaynu, Spring 2003]; "The 1915-1932 Canadian Naturalization Index" [Avotyanu, Fall 2002]; "Indexing the Jewish Vital Records of Quebec 1841-1942" [Avotaynu, Summer 2002]; Documenting the Fate of the Jews of Ostrów Mazowiecka" [Avotyanu, Fall 2001]; "Shtetl-Based Jewish Genealogical Research" [Avotyanu, Spring 1998]; "Jewish Vital Records Research in Quebec" [Shem Tov, Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada (Toronto), June 1998];

Active family historian (22 years); founder and president, Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal <>. Genealogist member of genetic research project team with McGill University Montreal Children's Hospital and Hebrew University Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem; research related to Beta Thalassemia genetic trait in Ashkenazi Jewish families <>. Co author of "Probable Identity by Descent and Discovery of Familial Relationships by Means of a Rare B Thalassemia Haplotype" [Human Mutation, Volume 9, No. 1, 1997]. Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, an award winning international project to create an Internet-searchable index of all surviving Jewish vital records of Poland <>. Founding Board Member, International Institute of Jewish Genealogy, Jerusalem. Member of Board of Governors, JewishGen, Inc. Consultant to producers of "Who Do You Think You Are?" television series, episodes on NBC, CBC and BBC. Awarded the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Featured in an episode of a documentary series on Canadian television. (“Past Lives” A Global Television Signature Series).

Married to the former Ruth Mirjam Peerlkamp of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; three daughters and four grandchildren.

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