Unless you've been living in a cave without an Internet connection, you've likely heard of Dr. Stephen Morse of San Francisco, and used the useful tools on his One-Step website to further your family history research more efficiently.
Readers in Michigan will have a chance to meet Steve personally on June 2. Learn how it all began with frustration over the Ellis Island Database search engine when it first came online and how his innovations have helped so many researchers find elusive immigrant ancestors.
He'll present "The Ellis Island Database: An Easier Way to Search," at 7pm, Monday, June 2, hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan, at Congregation B'nai Moshe in West Bloomfield. JGSM members, no charge.
A great guy, Steve is the originator of the grandfather of the Pentium Processor that has made all our work possible. He has revolutionized searching the Internet with his One-Step programs. He's an engaging, educational, enlightened and funny speaker, who makes complicated searching seem so easy.
If he's ever appearing in your area, do try to attend. And, if you're attending Chicago 2008, you'll be able to hear him speak on many other useful programs.
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