Getting Ready for the 1940 Census: Searching without a Name Index by "One Step" Stephen Morse

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When the 1940 census is released in April 2012, it will not have a name index. Such an index will not be available for perhaps up to six months after opening day. So finding people in the census will involve searching by location instead. The census is organized by Enumeration Districts (EDs), so the location needs to be converted to an ED before the census can be accessed. The One-Step website contains numerous tools for obtaining EDs. This talk will present the various tools and show circumstances in which each can be used. It will also demonstrate a tutorial quiz for determining the best tool to use in each specific situation.

This talk will be givien by Stephen Morse, the creator of the One-Step Website. For his contribution through this site, he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from IAJGS, the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, the first ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies. In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, and written four textbooks, and holds four patents.

This program is free and no registration is required.

When: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library
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