JGSLA May 15th-Steve Morse is Speaking #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>

To JewishGenners in the Greater Los Angeles area:

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Los Angeles on Monday, May 15th, when the guru of online genealogical
search engines, Stephen P. Morse, will be speaking on two topics near and
dear to the hearts of family tree-makers.


Date: Monday, May 15, 2006
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnin Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center


Charting one’s family history can be a daunting project. An important first
step is tracing your ancestors’ journeys to the United States and
discovering facts about their early years in America. In April 2001 the
Ellis Island website went on-line containing passenger records >from
1892–1923. A few weeks later, Stephen Morse created the “One-Step Ellis
Island” search engine to facilitate using this resource to locate passenger

But what happened when your ancestors disembarked in New York City? A large
percentage ended up living there, even if they eventually moved on to other
places. Along with the federal census records, there were also several New
York state censuses—the most valuable, for genealogical purposes, being
those >from 1905, 1915, and 1925 when there was a large influx of immigrants.
Morse’s website offers a universal finding aid for searching in each of the
three census years in all boroughs.

This two-part lecture will explain how to use these tools to navigate both
the Ellis Island and New York Census records with fewer tears and greater
success so you can track down your elusive ancestors and continue building
your family tree.

LOCATION: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Skirball and is free of charge

Please note: the food cart will be available for early dining! The JGSLA
Spiszman Traveling Library will be available starting at 6:15PM.

For directions and more info go to our website: http://www.jgsla.org

Come join us!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA

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