JGS of Greater Washington DC Meeting: 17 October 2004 #general


Aaron Werbel <werbel@...>
 

The JGS of Greater Washington invites you to our October Meeting:

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morse and the One-Step Website
Date: 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 17, 2004,
(Schmooze time begins at 1:30)
Location: Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland

Morning Workshop: Estelle Guzik, "Genealogical Resources in New York" 11:00-1:00

Dr. Stephen Morse and his One-Step Website:
A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools:

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis
Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the
1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes nearly
40 web-based tools divided into eight separate categories ranging >from
genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to Israeli phonebook lookups.
This presentation by Dr. Morse will describe the range of tools available and give
the highlights of each one.

Dr. Morse is an amateur genealogist who has been researching his Russian-Jewish
origins. His websites on searching the Ellis Island database and the 1930 census
have attracted attention worldwide. He was the recipient of the IAJGS Outstanding
Contribution Award in 2003.

In his other life, Steve is a computer professional who has spent a career
alternately doing research, development, teaching, consulting, and writing. He is
best known as the designer of the Intel 8086 microprocessor (grandfather of
today's pentium processor) which sparked the PC revolution twenty years ago. He
has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and still enjoys tinkering with electronics
in his spare time.

The morning workshop will feature Estelle Guzik providing amazing insight into the
resources available for genealogists with roots in New York City. If you have ever
been overwhelmed about how to get the answers to your questions about your
family's history in New York don't miss this presentation by the author of
Genealogical Resources in New York.

For more information on the meeting or directions to Har Shalom, please go to the
JGSGW website at
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw.

Aaron Werbel
Vice-President, Membership
werbel@mail.com

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