[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”30″][vc_custom_heading text=”BIO: Michael Herzlich” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text][alg_back_button][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Michael Herzlich is a retired IT professional. Hired by IBM as a programmer/engineer in 1967, he graduated from NYU Engineering and Science with a BS in Physics and then worked in upstate New York and in 1979 transferred to Boca Raton where he remained in the IT profession until retirement.  One skill I developed that has served me well in my research was solving problems and working with large amounts of data.  Early on I had little to no interest in genealogy, but got my interest piqued in the 90’s during visits to my parents.  After retirement I was able to devote more time to my research using the skills I developed in my working years.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Michael, now 76, was born in Brooklyn NY and grew up during an idyllic time in the 50’s and 60’s. Being born when my parents were in their 40’s, and not knowing anything of grandparents or an old country, genealogy was not part of my consciousness. Frankly he didn’t interact much with my parent’s generation.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]While visiting my parents in the 90’s, his father mentioned his family was from “Austria” he said the shtetl of Przemysl (I had no idea how it was spelled) near Lemberg.  Of course, Michael eventually found out this wasn’t exactly true. Somehow this piqued his interest, and his mother gave him some background on her family from “White Russia.” Eventually he retired and got more deeply into his research as he now had free time. Michael’s two passions in retirement are bowling and genealogy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”100″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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