Author, researcher, documentarian and genealogist residing in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia near Washington, DC. Originally from Detroit, Mr. Preisler is the son of Holocaust Survivors. He is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A life-long interest in Jewish history, synagogue architecture and genealogy has led Mr. Preisler to author several books including "American Synagogues: A Photographic Journey" (eBook 2008); "Historic Synagogues of Philadelphia & The Delaware Valley" (The History Press 2008); "Jewish West Virginia" (Arcadia Publishing 2010) and his newest book, "The Synagogues of Central & Western Pennsylvania: A Visual Journey (Fonthill Media 2014). At the present time he is working on several new research projects that will appear in eBook format soon.