24 November 2008

California: Steve Morse's One-Step, Dec. 8

Steve Morse is the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County, on Monday, December 8.

The meeting, co-sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks, will begin at 7pm. Note that day and start time differ from the normal schedule.

"One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools" is Steve's topic.

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years, it has continued to evolve and today includes over 150 web-based tools divided into 14 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one.

Steve, as creator of the One-Step Website, has received both 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 and more. The one-step program has revolutionized conducting genealogical searches in large databases.

All participants who join or renew memberships for 2009 are eligible for the drawing of great genealogical prizes. There is no fee to attend the meeting.

For more information, contact president Jan Meisels Allen at publicity@jgscv.org.

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