The NYG&B presents Stephen P. Morse, originator of a series of fabulous “One-Step Websites,” for a full day of lectures and discussions about getting the quickest and most effective use from online data sources. This is your chance to learn from one of the nation’s leading innovators in advanced online genealogical research. This event will be useful to people at all levels of expertise, because the applications discussed are, from the researcher’s perspective, easy to use. The event takes place in the commodious South Court Auditorium of the New York Public Library on Saturday, April 27. Seating is limited, and this program will be sold out; please book a prepaid reservation in advance.
Cost: NYG&B members, $60/Non-members, $90
The One-Step Program
One Step Web Pages Part I: Genealogical Research Tools
The One-Step website (www.stevemorse.org ) started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database and was then expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 web-based tools divided into categories. Subjects covered include Castle Garden records; censuses of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; the New York State census; ports of immigration; and others. This presentation will describe the range of tools available.
One-Step Web Pages Part II: Lesser-known Gems
A sequel to Part I, this talk focuses on websites that are not well known but are exceptionally useful to genealogical researchers. Topics include problems historians encounter with genealogical online searches, identity theft, and DNA interpretation, among others.
Deep Linking and Deeper Linking: How to Get the Most out of Existing Search Applications
Deep linking provides a means of optimizing the information extracted from existing third-party websites in general, and from search applications in particular. Various means of deep linking are introduced such as URL editing, using search forms, and placing a man in the middle (a form of filtering). No technical knowledge about webpage programming is assumed.
Navigating the New York Census without Tears
The most valuable state censuses for genealogical purposes are the 1905, 1915, and 1925 censuses because that was a time of large influx of immigration. Numerous assorted aids for navigating through those censuses exist, but they are often hard to use or limited in scope. The One-Step website puts a universal finding aid online that covers all the boroughs of New York City in each of the three census years.