12 February 2009

San Diego: Preparing for the 1940 census, Feb. 14

Preparing for the 1940 census is the topic for the next San Diego Genealogical Society meeting, announced geneablogger Randy Seaver.

While the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will not be available to researchers until 2012, preparations are already underway to make the geographical search tools and indexing available. Our speaker will discuss the unique aspects and questions of the 1940 Census, the 'undercount,' and divulge why we have to wait 72 years to access the Federal census returns. He will explore the Enumeration district Numbers and what the National Archives and the Morse One-Step web site are planning. Be sure not to miss this presentation so you will be ready to get the most from your census research once it is made available."
The venue is St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Diego, at noon Saturday, February 14.

Weintraub became interested in genealogy about 12 years ago. He volunteers and presents workshops at NARA in Laguna Niguel. He's an award-winning biology professor emeritus at CalState-Fullerton.

Along with Steve Morse, he has produced a large number of online census searching utilities for both federal and New York state censuses. He has lectured and given census search computer workshops to numerous genealogy societies.

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