See you Monday evening
Monday, July 20, 2009, 7 p.m. – Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
Preparing Search Tools for the 1940 Census – 2-hour program
The speaker will be Joel Weintraub who will discuss the upcoming availability of 1940 census data in 2012 and why we wait 72 years to see a census. He’ll also talk about various search tools that will be needed to find people and what’s in the works to make things easier. These tools can be used right now to find people in the 1880 through 1930 censuses.
Joel is an emeritus biology professor at Cal State Fullerton. He became interested in genealogy about 12 years ago and regularly volunteers at the National Archives (NARA) in Laguna Niguel.
The program will be divided into two 50-minute segments with a short break.
Actual Census Day
July 15, 11:23 AM Boston Genealogy Examiner
If one of your relatives was born, married, or died during a census year, it’s important to know what date the census taker was using to collect household data. For example, if the census taker arrived August 15 and your ancestor died July 15, will he be listed on the census? That depends on the year. If the census was for 1850, then yes, your ancestor should be listed because the census taker was supposed to be asking who was in the household on June 1, 1850.
Use this chart as reference to the census days:
August 2 (1st Monday in August)
August 4 (1st Monday in August)
August 6 (1st Monday in August)
August 7 (1st Monday in August)
16th -- 20th
For more information about the census, visit the U.S. Census Bureau web site.
See you Monday evening.
DNA and Genealogy -- Steve MorseJewish Genealogical Society of SacramentoMonday, June 20, 7 p.m.Back to our Monday evening schedule. Hope to see you June 20 as we hear again from Bay Area genealogist and website guru Steve Morse. Steve says he's not a geneticist, not a biologist, and not a chemist. And he has no affiliation with a DNA testing laboratory. He's an engineer.He put together his June presentation because DNA has become a hot topic in genealogy, but most people really don't have the DNA basics. He'll focus on genes, chromosomes and DNA to give us a better understanding of what they're all about.The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Albert Einstein Residence Center.
From Avotaynu's E-Zine June 12:JewishGen Screencasts -- Great for Beginning Researchers
JewishGen has created a new learning tool it calls Screencasts, a number of five-minute online presentations to help people who are new to family history research. The initial four screencasts are:
• Prepare for Your Research
• Navigate JewishGen
• Find Your Ancestral Town
• Communicate with Other Researchers
Two additional screencasts appear to be in the works:
• Use the JewishGen Databases
• Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations
Phyllis Kramer, JewishGen vice president for Education and Special Projects, indicated she's working on one to differentiate JewishGen, Jewish Genealogy Societies, IAJGS, JRI-P and all the other organizations and acronyms. The screencasts can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html.