AB, Wayne State University, 1951. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1949. Master of Arts, Wayne University, 1954.
Social worker Wayne County Social Aid, Detroit, 1951-1954, B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, Detroit, 1951-1954. Genealogist, historian Birmingham, Michigan, since 1979. Teacher Midrasha College, Southfield, Michigan, 1986-1988, College Jewish Studies, Birmingham, 1986-1988.
Lecturer Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 1986-1989.
Board directors Anti Defamation League,Detroit, since 1980, Jewish Community Council, Southfield, since 1980, Tribute Fund, Detroit, 1979-1985. Vice president Maimonides, Detroit, 1966-1967. Board directors American Mogen David for Israel, Michigan branch.
Delegate 1st conference Jews of Old China, Harvard University, 1992. Member archives committee Jewish Welfare Federation Michigan, since 1993. Member Jewish Genealogy Society Michigan (founder, president 1982-1984, board directors since 1995), Jewish Genealogy Society Illinois, Jewish Genealogy Society Inc., Jewish History Society (Michigan board directors 1986-1988), Jewish Genealogy Society Los Angeles, Jewish Genealogy Society Philadelphia, Jewish Genealogy Society Washington, Jewish Genealogy Society Toronto, Polish Genealogy Society Michigan.
Married Morris Starkman, December 25, 1952. Children: Susan Lynn Starkman Rott, Robert David Starkman.