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Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves: Genealogy Meets Family Systems Theory

Saturday, October 19, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

Genealogy is more than building family trees with names, dates, and places. By looking at families at a "systems" level, you can learn how generations have an impact on one another. Join Ron Arons for a fascinating look at ancestry through the lens of Family Systems Theory. Ron will discuss a different kind of family trees – genograms – diagrams to map behavioral traits through multiple generations.

Register online.

The class is limited to thirty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-member fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the class.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first thirty registrants. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.


Over the past twelve years, Ron Arons has given more than 200 talks internationally. While his specialty is researching criminals, his lectures cover a wide variety of genealogical topics. He has published two books: The Jews of Sing Sing and Wanted! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources and Research Methodology. In 2006, Arons won a New York State Archives grant to continue research about Jewish New York City criminals. In 2008, he appeared on the PBS television special "The Jewish Americans." Ron is working on a third book which will cover the topics of genealogy and family systems theory. Ron earned his degrees from Princeton and the University of Chicago.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.

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