The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Presents Online Research Legend Stephen P. Morse in a Special New York Appearance on Saturday, April 27th

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NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2013 -- On Saturday, April 27th, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will present Steve Morse, originator of the ingenious “One-Step” webpages for genealogy research, in a full day of lectures and discussions to help researchers get the quickest and most effective use from online data sources.  This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s leading innovators in advanced online genealogical research. 

Steve will present two talks which explore the user-friendly tools (approximately 200) on his One-Step website, www.stevemorse.org, which allow optimal searching of passenger lists, census records, and vital records from many different online sources.  He will explain deep linking, which provides a means of optimizing the information extracted from existing third-party websites in general, and from search applications in particular; no technical knowledge is required.  He will share expert advice on how to navigate the New York State census to maximize search results.

The program will take place at the South Court Auditorium of the New York Public Library, located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street in New York City; it will run from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, with a break for lunch on-your-own.   Registration is $60 for NYG&B members and $90 for nonmembers.   Register online at www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org.  For additional information, contact Lauren Maehrlein, Director of Education, 212-755-8532, ext. 211, education@nygbs.org.

Steve Morse is a computer science pioneer of great distinction, best known as the architect of the Intel 8086, which sparked the PC revolution 30 years ago, and he has applied his genius to helping genealogists and historians use their computers more effectively as research tools. Steve created the original “One-Step” Website for which he received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, and the first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, among others.

About the NYG&B

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has been a primary resource for research on New York families since 1869.  By offering educational programs, scholarly and informational publications, and online resources, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society helps people of all backgrounds build connections with their families and their communities, ­ especially those linked to New York City, State, and region ­ and to appreciate their families’ experience in the broader context of American history.  The NYG&B maintains an eLibrary of unique digital material, including the entire run of its quarterly scholarly journal The NYG&B Record, for its members at www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            Media Contact

                                                                                Cathy Michelsen

                                                                                212-755-8532, ext. 208; cmichelsen@nygbs.org

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