Mike Kalt served as TJGS' president for 2015-2017. Mike was born in the Detroit area and is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. He also holds a PhD in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.
He has been a genealogy buff since 1984, and has been actively involved as a volunteer with JewishGen since the mid-1990's, working on JewishGen's Yizkor Book project and Holocaust data base. He also maintains the town pages for Stryj and Grodek Jagiellonski for JewishGen's KehilaLinks project. In 2001, he traveled to Poland and Ukraine to visit his ancestral shtetls.
Mike can provide a variety of programs on research techniques. His presentations include:
An Introduction to JewishGen -- An overview of the information available at www.jewishgen.org, probably the most valuable web site for those doing Jewish genealogical research.
Using JewishGen Discussion Groups -- How to use discussion groups to communicate with other genealogical researchers and find answers to your genealogical questions.
So, You Don't Know Where the Mishpocha is From?
How to use the Town Finder page on the JewishGen Web Site -- find your family's ancestral towns and access information and resources for the towns.
Putting Your Family Tree Online -- A discussion and demonstration of different approaches for making information about your family available on the Web.
Using the Stephen Morse Web Site -- An overview of the web site www.stevemorse.org, which provides better search interfaces than commonly used genealogy web sites. The Morse web site also contains numerous other resources for those doing Jewish Genealogy.
How Zayde Got to Montana: Jewish Migration in America -- A discussion of Jewish immigration and migration patterns across the United States, with special emphasis on the western states.
Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org