Friday, March 23, 2012

Davis Genealogy Club Meeting

The Davis Genealogy Club is proud to present this special program with well-known genealogy search expert, Steven P. Morse, called "Getting Ready for the 1940 Census: Searching Without a Name Index" on Monday, March 26th at 1:00 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis. All are welcome. (This census asks where folks were in 1935 also--a nifty bonus.) Happy Searching!
The 1940 Census ... are YOU in it?? Genealogists are filled with anticipation! The 1940 U.S. Census will be released to the world digitally on April 2, 2012 (instead of copies of the microfilms). However, it will not have a name index for up to six months after opening day. So, early exploration of the census will involve searching by location instead. Seems simple enough. But, the census is organized by Enumeration Districts (EDs), which means that a person’s address needs to be converted to an ED before that person can be looked up in the census. Genealogy expert Steve Morse is ready to help with this task! The highly useful One-Step Website created by Morse contains numerous tools for obtaining EDs. These tools and the circumstances in which each can be used will be explained in this presentation. Use these tools and you can be among the first to find yourself or family members in the 1940 census—BEFORE it is indexed! Happy Searching!
About Our Speaker: Steven P. Morse is a genealogy expert and the creator of the award-winning One-Step Website at http://stevemorse.org/ which is widely used by genealogists throughout the world. Many of Morse’s One-Step tools work by providing more powerful interfaces for searching existing databases like the Ellis Island records. Morse has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence
Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies. In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate
degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best
known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 30 years ago.

Submitted by Lisa Henderson
Posted by Ron Setzer

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