Thursday, April 12, 2012

1940 Census; & Online Finding Aids

The 1940 Census


Online Finding Aids

Two lectures, presented by Joel Weintraub for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI).
Sunday, April 29th, Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street in Skokie.

The Temple will open at 12:30 and JGSI members will be available to help answer genealogical questions, help with Internet searches or for those interested in using their resources.
Registration at 1:00, Program at 1:30
(Non-members will be charged $10, which can be applied to JGSI membership until June 1, 2012)

Dr. Weintraub is an Emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 12 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration in southern California. Joel started transcribing streets within census districts in 2001 to help researchers search the 1930 U.S. Census (released in 2002). He was joined in the venture by David Kehs and Stephen Morse in 2002, and together, they have produced a number of online census searching utilities for both the federal and the New York State censuses on the Morse One Step Website. Joel has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005, and has given talks on that census starting in 2006.

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