Hunting History

Upcoming Presentations/Events:


Thursday April 25, 2024 - 7:00 PM - The Hindenberg Disaster - Accident or Sabotage?
New City, NY Public Library -  220 N. Main Street in New City, NY
Another one of my new presentation topics, I will be examining the Hindenberg disaster and the following investigation.  Was there more to the original story? Was it sabotage?  Come with me as we dive deep into politics, technology and even Nazis!

Monday June 3, 2024 - 7:30 PM - The Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping, Murder and Trial
Harrington Park Public Library - 10 Herring St, Harrington Park, NJ
Last year I presented on the Nazi Spy from Glen Rock at the Harrington Park Library and I am happy to report that they enjoyed it so much that they reached out to have me back to present one of my newest presentations on the Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping, murder and subsequent trial.  We will examine the police investigation and the trial.  Was it fair? Did they get the right man? Was he framed?  Did someone get away with murder?  Come out for a fascinating story of intrigue and murder so crazy it has to be true. 


Past Presentations/Events


Wednesday November 15, 2023 - 7:00 PM - The Hindenberg Disaster - Accident or Sabotage?
Mahwah Public Library - 100 Ridge Rd, Mahwah, NJ
Another one of my new presentation topics, I will be examining the Hindenberg disaster and the following investigation.  Was there more to the original story? Was it sabotage?  Come with me as we dive deep into politics, technology and even Nazis!
https://mahwah.librarycalendar.com/event/hindenburg-james-calaski


Thursday, March 02, 2023 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Nazi Spy from Glen Rock
Warren County Library Online Virtual Event - Via Zoom
Registration Link: https://warrenlib.evanced.info/msignup/Details?eventid=37991&fbclid=IwAR0O25pl0ZbExHCdVaGauRkytW1sc_shgRKzfVEvSBL-IYXdqurvIvInJbU 


Friday September 8, 2023 - 11:00 AM (1 Hour) - Introduction to Ancestry and  Genealogy
River Edge Public Library, 685 Elm Ave, River Edge, NJ.  I am happy to announce that I have been invited by the River Edge Library to teach an Intro to Ancestry and Genealogy class once a month.  This is the perfect class if you are just starting out or if you want to learn how to be an investigative historian and seek out all of your family secrets.  My approach to genealogy is influenced by my law enforcement investigative background.  https://bccls.libcal.com/event/11119436


Wednesday September 20, 2023 - 6:30 PM - The Nazi Spy and German American Bund
Virtual Presentation - North Bergen Free Public Library, NJ
Register at https://nbpl.libnet.info/event/9004437


Friday October 6, 2023 - 11:00 AM (1 Hour) - Introduction to Ancestry and  Genealogy
River Edge Public Library, 685 Elm Ave, River Edge, NJ.  I am happy to announce that I have been invited by the River Edge Library to teach an Intro to Ancestry and Genealogy class once a month.  This is the perfect class if you are just starting out or if you want to learn how to be an investigative historian and seek out all of your family secrets.  My approach to genealogy is influenced by my law enforcement investigative background.  https://bccls.libcal.com/event/11119436


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 7:00 PM - The Nazi Spy and German American Bund
Virtual Presentation - Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May, NJ

Friday November 3, 2023 - 11:00 AM (1 Hour) - Introduction to Ancestry and  Genealogy
River Edge Public Library, 685 Elm Ave, River Edge, NJ.  I am happy to announce that I have been invited by the River Edge Library to teach an Intro to Ancestry and Genealogy class once a month.  This is the perfect class if you are just starting out or if you want to learn how to be an investigative historian and seek out all of your family secrets.  My approach to genealogy is influenced by my law enforcement investigative background.  


Welcome to Hunting History!

This project is a combination  of two of my passions: my love of history and investigating.  As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by history.  My father was a history teacher for over 35 years and I achieved my Masters of Arts - History degree in 2013.  I am currently a member of the Wyckoff Historical Society in Wyckoff, NJ and the Bergen County (NJ) Historical Society.  


In terms of investigating, I have dedicated almost three decades of my life to mastering this skill.  I am currently the supervisor of the Glen Rock, NJ Police Department Detective Bureau serving in the rank of Detective Sergeant.  I have served more than half of my law enforcement career in the Detective Bureau and have been involved in thousands of investigations, earning numerous awards and citations along the way.  Prior to my career in law enforcement, I spent several years in private investigations under the tutelage of Frank Murphy, a former Paterson, NJ police officer and United States Secret Service Agent directly involved in the executive protection of four United States Presidents and a nationally recognized expert witness on police procedures.


My decades of experience prepared me for the next phase of my life.  I have paired my investigative skills with my historical interests in order to provide unique research skills for clients, both personal and professional.  I provide interesting historical lectures for historical societies, civic organizations, special events, education, libraries and other events.  I am available for historical research and writing for documentary films and I have decades of genealogical research experience for those looking to connect with lost family members or discover where they come from.  


Welcome to Hunting History.  Please explore my services and feel free to contact me with any questions or consultation on how I can help you with your project.  Don't forget to check out my Testimonials page and hear directly from those I have already worked with.