Re: Free JewishGen Webinar: The History of the Geography of New York City #JewishGenUpdates


Sue Levy
 

What a pity I can’t attend this talk. It will be 3am in Western Australia, way past my bedtime!!!

Is there any way of accessing anywhere this at a more convenient hour?

 

Sue Levy

Perth, Australia

 

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Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] Free JewishGen Webinar: The History of the Geography of New York City #JewishGenUpdates

 

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Stephen Morse.

 

The History of the Geography of New York City

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2:00 PM Eastern Time (New York)

 

New York City has undergone numerous changes in its geographical boundaries over the years. An understanding of these boundaries is important in order to know what archive to search in when looking for vital records. This talk shows the changes to New York City's geography, and describes the difference between New York City and the City of New York. The origin of the counties and their changing boundaries, along with the early geographies of Brooklyn and Queens, are presented. And finally, the consolidation of 1898 that created the City of New York and defined the five boroughs is discussed.

 

Dr. Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received numerous awards, including both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. In his other life, Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years ago.

 

Advance Registration Required!

Please click the above link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.

 

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