Genealogist and Database Developer
Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen for services to the Jewish Community (December 2020)
Honorary Research Fellow – Genealogical Studies – Strathclyde University (2020-)
Co-founder of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (1995-)
Vice President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (2019-)
Former Vice President Programming of JewishGen, Inc. (1995-2018)
Database matching consultant to the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC) (2000-2005)
Assisted Steve Morse with his Ellis Island developments.
Contributed to various Journals including “Who Do You Think You Are” as an expert on Jewish research, Radio and TV Programmes including “Who Do You Think You Are” both in the UK and USA.
Spoken at many conferences including the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) annual conference since 1996
Awarded the IAJGS “Lifetime Achievement” award in Washington, DC 2011.
- 1 Jewish Research (especially Scottish/UK and Polish)
- 2 Holocaust Research
- 3 DNA
- 4 Databases
BSc Honours in Mathematics and Physics at University of Glasgow
Fellow of the Faculty at Faculty of Actuaries
MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde