JGS Cleveland & Slegal CWRU present One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools and Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting from Nothing with Stephen Morse #jgs-iajgs #announcements #education


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

in partnership with

Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University


One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools and

Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting from Nothing with Stephen Morse


2-part Zoom Program:  Sunday, November 14, 2021, 1:30-4 pm EDT

● Session 1 - One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools

Join Steve for a personal tour of the One-Step website.  This site contains tools for finding immigration, census, and vital records and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.  Though it started as an aid to find passengers in the Ellis Island records, it has evolved to include about three hundred web-based tools covering sixteen categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay. This presentation will highlight tools of interest to genealogists.

● Session 2 - Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting from Nothing

“Where to begin” is a common question of genealogists trying to learn something about an unknown relative or person.  In this case study, Steve will use his One-Step website and other sites to develop an entire family history beginning with a minimal amount of information.  He will also show you how to obtain records despite a name misspelling and how to avoid accepting wrong information.

Speaker: Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies. In his other life, Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 40 years ago.

RegistrationRegistration is managed by Siegal Lifelong Learning Program of Case Western Reserve University.  This program is free for members of JGS Cleveland and/or the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program.  If you are not a member of either organization, there is a charge of $5 for each session.

1.  Online:  Please follow the instructions to register online, then click the "Checkout" link to complete your registration.

·       To register for Session 1 only, go to https://case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/one-step-webpages-potpourri-genealogical-search-tools-remote.

·       To register for Session 2 only, go to https://case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/case-study-complete-genealogy-starting-nothing-remote.

·       To attend both sessions, you must register for EACH session, before you click the "Checkout" link.

2.      Phone:  Please register by phone at 216-368-2090 or 216-368-2091.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email from the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program
with the Zoom meeting number, passcode, and a link to the zoom meeting.

Please Note:  Sessions will NOT be recorded.

Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland

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