JGSLA - Monday, April 28th - Searching the Censuses of the City of New York with Joel Weintraub #general
Curious about finding relatives in census records?
Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles at our next event:
"Searching the Censuses of The City of New York" with Joel Weintraub
Monday, April 28 at 7:30PM
Toyota Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Ave. Torrance, CA 90501
Many immigrants to the U.S. came through the Port of New York, and
many stayed in the City. In the early 20th century about half of the
U.S. Jewish population resided in the City of New York and most
researchers had relatives who lived - or passed through - New York at
some time. Knowledge of the different City censuses is important for
Jewish genealogists. Joel will discuss the history and geography of
the counties and boroughs of the City along with the City's Jury
censuses (Manhattan) and the 1890 Police census (Manhattan and West
Bronx.) The State military census of 1917, federal censuses,
including the second 1870 NYC enumeration, and and the State censuses
(stopped after 1925 because of a scandal) will be presented. The 1925
Census can help find the court of naturalization of the respondent.
Name search hints and locational search tools for these censuses will
conclude the talk.
Our speaker, Joel Weintraub, is Professor Emeritus in Biology at
California State University in Fullerton in Biology. As a genealogist
he volunteered for nine years at the National Archives and in 2002
teamed up with Stephen Morse to produce census tools and database
management for census conversions, tables and searches on
http://www.stevemorse.org. Joel's contribution to street finder aids
for locating people on the census schedules have benefited all
genealogists and these census records can often provide clues that
enable researchers to break through brick walls.
Free to JGSLA members. Guests $5.00. Refreshments will be served.
(The JGSLA traveling library will be available starting at 7:00PM.
Come early and browse our books!)
More info at: www.JGSLA.org
Program Chair, JGSLA