29 January 2011

Miami: Steve Morse presents, February 6

Legendary genealogy guru Steve Morse will present two lectures at the 22nd anniversary celebration of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami on Sunday, February 6.

The day starts at 10am, at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. There is ample, free and secure parking.

Steve will first present "Navigating the New York Census with Less Frustration."

Several state censuses were conducted in New York from 1790. However, the most valuable  for genealogical  purposes are 1905, 1915 and 1925 because of the large immigrant influx. Although there have been assorted aids to work with those censuses, they were often hard to use and applied to only specific years or locations.

Steve's now well-known One-Step rectifies that situation via an online universal finding aid covering all New York City boroughs in each of the three census years. His talk will describe the One-Step approach and compare it to previous methods.

After a short intermission, Steve will offer "The Updated Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools."

His One-Step website started out as a way to finding passengers in the Ellis Island database, but soon grew to provide help with the 1930 census.

Steve has continued to add new features, and his website now offers some 200 web-based tools in 16 categories.This presentation will describe the current range of availabe tools and provide highlights of each.

Guests and friends are always welcome. There is no admission fee.

For directions and more information, click here.

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