Web site guru Steve Morse will speak to us Sunday morning, December 18 at 10 a.m. at the Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street. The topic is "Navigating the New York Census with Fewer Tears."
For those with relatives in New York in the early part of the 20th century, obtaining census data about them has often been difficult. Now, thanks to genealogy Web pioneer Steve Morse, things are a little easier. On December 18, you can be part of the first audience to hear from Steve about his newest one-step research focus: the New York state censuses for 1905, 1915 and 1925.
Steve, internationally known for his work in simplifying the Ellis Island data base and other Web sites (see www.stevemorse.org) will once again address the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento.
There were several state censuses taken in New York starting in 1790. Steve says the most valuable for genealogical purposes are the 1905, 1915 and 1925 surveys because that was a time of large influx of immigration. While there were assorted aids for navigating these censuses, they were often hard to use, covered only specific years or boroughs and were not available at all libraries. Steve's one-step Web site rectifies that situation by putting a universal finding aid online that covers all the New York City boroughs in each of the three census year, allowing you to find the required assembly districts and election districts more easily for specific street addresses.
Come learn more on Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.
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