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IAJGS Board of Directors- Final call for nominations #general

Saul Issroff
 

Subject:Final call for applications to serve on the IAJGS Board of Directors

Each year, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) elects a portion of its board. This year, the directors stand for
election. Board members assist member societies to grow, ensure quality annual
conferences, contribute to efforts in keeping genealogical information
accessible, recognize outstanding contributions to Jewish genealogy and provide
leadership in representing the needs of genealogists researching their Jewish
roots. You can read more about the IAJGS at its website: www.iajgs.org.

If you are interested in being considered by this year's nominating committee
for a board position, please complete and submit the application form that
can be found at the IAJGS website at
http://www.iajgs.org/boardapplication.html.

Or click on "Leadership" and then "Elections" and finally on "Board
Application Form".) Instructions can be found on the form. Please read the
"elections" page carefully so that you understand what membership on the
board entails.

Please submit by not later than April 17th 2012

If you have any questions, I would be pleased to respond.

Saul Issroff ,
Chair
2011 IAJGS Nominating Committee (Includes Anne Feder Lee and Linda Cantor)
Saul65@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Board of Directors- Final call for nominations #general

Saul Issroff
 

Subject:Final call for applications to serve on the IAJGS Board of Directors

Each year, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) elects a portion of its board. This year, the directors stand for
election. Board members assist member societies to grow, ensure quality annual
conferences, contribute to efforts in keeping genealogical information
accessible, recognize outstanding contributions to Jewish genealogy and provide
leadership in representing the needs of genealogists researching their Jewish
roots. You can read more about the IAJGS at its website: www.iajgs.org.

If you are interested in being considered by this year's nominating committee
for a board position, please complete and submit the application form that
can be found at the IAJGS website at
http://www.iajgs.org/boardapplication.html.

Or click on "Leadership" and then "Elections" and finally on "Board
Application Form".) Instructions can be found on the form. Please read the
"elections" page carefully so that you understand what membership on the
board entails.

Please submit by not later than April 17th 2012

If you have any questions, I would be pleased to respond.

Saul Issroff ,
Chair
2011 IAJGS Nominating Committee (Includes Anne Feder Lee and Linda Cantor)
Saul65@gmail.com


Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #poland

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Re: Help with the 1940 census searching and printing #general

Stephen Katz
 

Jeff Werner wrote:
"In the US Govt site, if I download a census it is saved as a jpeg which due to the
small type is virtually unreadable when printed. I tried to copy the image, paste
it to Word, and then convert it to a pdf which does allow you to enlarge it on the
screen but does not help in the printing. Does anyone have a workaround? Also, if
you know the street address but not the enumeration district (ED) is there
somewhere one can search to find the ED?"

Re printing: I've printed without difficulty pages >from the 1940 census that I
accessed via ancestry.com (rather than via the official 1940 census site). They've
printed just like any other image on ancestry. Re searching: try Stephen Morse's
tool, "Unified 1940 Census ED Finder" at www.stevenmorse.org. Posts (including
mine) to this discussion group in response to a similar query in today's list might
provide further tips.
Stephen KATZ
New York City


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #poland

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with the 1940 census searching and printing #general

Stephen Katz
 

Jeff Werner wrote:
"In the US Govt site, if I download a census it is saved as a jpeg which due to the
small type is virtually unreadable when printed. I tried to copy the image, paste
it to Word, and then convert it to a pdf which does allow you to enlarge it on the
screen but does not help in the printing. Does anyone have a workaround? Also, if
you know the street address but not the enumeration district (ED) is there
somewhere one can search to find the ED?"

Re printing: I've printed without difficulty pages >from the 1940 census that I
accessed via ancestry.com (rather than via the official 1940 census site). They've
printed just like any other image on ancestry. Re searching: try Stephen Morse's
tool, "Unified 1940 Census ED Finder" at www.stevenmorse.org. Posts (including
mine) to this discussion group in response to a similar query in today's list might
provide further tips.
Stephen KATZ
New York City


Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #lodz #poland

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #poland #lodz

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #poland

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


JRI Poland #Poland Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #poland

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #lithuania

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Paris 2012 newsletter special "trips" #lithuania

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive (www.genealoj.org)
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

Newsletter N°8 – April 5, 2012
STILL SOME DAYS LEFT FOR EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION!
http://www.paris2012.eu/products

***SPECIAL "TRIPS" EDITION****

You can find all the descriptions of these trips on the Websitesite of
Joubert-Voyages
(http://www.joubert-voyages.com/cercle-genealogie-juive.php):

SIGN UP ASAP, THEIR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!

from July 5 to 12
- BELARUS: Minsk, Grodno, Mogilev ...
- POLAND: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin ...

from July 19 to 26
- HUNGARY: Buda and Pest, Debrecen ...
- The BALTIC STATES: Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga ...
- UKRAINE: Kiev, Lvov, Tarnopol ... with an extension to Odessa.

With free time to customize your trip

And also
- PORTUGAL (July 19 to 26): Lisbon, Guarda, Belmonte, Evora ...
Two days tours (19 and 20 July)
- BELGIUM: Brussels and Antwerp with, as guides, our colleagues Curators
of Jewish Museums
- NORMANDY: Elbeuf, Rouen and its Sublime House, Caen and the Landing
Beaches.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE****

NO! THE STOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE at the Marriott Hotel
IS NOT EXHAUSTED. Some difficulties for reservation were occasionally
encountered only due to the great success of the Conference, that forced the
hotel to renew more frequently than they had planned the stock of rooms
available for us.
The SECURITY of the conference will be provided in compliance with the
standards of the police headquarters by both entry control on the site and a
guard 24 hours.

*****And do not forget to sign up for the GALA evening, LUNCHES and
BREAKFASTS, TOURS... Feel free to DONATE: http://www.paris2012.eu/products


Value of Litvak SIG Membership #lithuania

Charles B Nam
 

Persons with interest in their Litvak ancestors can benefit greatly
by becoming members of Litvak SIG. Finding and publishing records of
our ancestors is the main business of the SIG. In order to do so, it
takes an organization of people who can dig out the record sources,
find translators, prepare the translated records for publication, put
them online, and let interested parties know about it. The people
who do this for Litvak SIG are unpaid volunteers who manage the
operation and are pleased to contribute to this valuable collection.
But it requires some funds to carry out the operation (the usual
expenses of any organization).

For $36 a year you can be a member of Litvak SIG and thereby help to
generate ancestral data for yourself and others, as well as enjoy
other benefits of membership. Go to www.litvaksig.org, hit "Join
Litvak SIG" in the menu on the left side, and pay online or by mail.

Charles B. Nam
Membership Chair, Litvak SIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Value of Litvak SIG Membership #lithuania

Charles B Nam
 

Persons with interest in their Litvak ancestors can benefit greatly
by becoming members of Litvak SIG. Finding and publishing records of
our ancestors is the main business of the SIG. In order to do so, it
takes an organization of people who can dig out the record sources,
find translators, prepare the translated records for publication, put
them online, and let interested parties know about it. The people
who do this for Litvak SIG are unpaid volunteers who manage the
operation and are pleased to contribute to this valuable collection.
But it requires some funds to carry out the operation (the usual
expenses of any organization).

For $36 a year you can be a member of Litvak SIG and thereby help to
generate ancestral data for yourself and others, as well as enjoy
other benefits of membership. Go to www.litvaksig.org, hit "Join
Litvak SIG" in the menu on the left side, and pay online or by mail.

Charles B. Nam
Membership Chair, Litvak SIG


Re: The 1940 Census #general

Stephen Katz
 

Bea Markel wrote:
"The message that comes thru to me re the 1940 Federal Census is that the ED # is
vital to searching. I've tried to find an address in California and I got a page
full of ED#."

It's true that until names on the 1940 census returns are indexed, which, quite
understandably, will take time, searching will have to be by Enumeration District. There are a couple of things Bea might want to try to narrow down the possible EDs for the address she's looking for:
1. First, whatever she does, she should use Stephen Morse's tool, "Unified 1940
Census ED Finder", at www.stevenmorse.org.
2. If she knows the ED for the address in question in the 1930 census, Stephen
Morse's tool will convert that into the 1940 ED. This still might bring up more
than one 1940 ED, but at least it won't be a "full page of ED#".
3. This might also help: in the search tool on the Official 1940 Census Web Site
(http://1940census.archives.gov/search/#searchby=location&searchmode=browse&year=1940),
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/77msuue) on the left hand side, select "search by
location". Under "enter what you know", insert the relevant information for state,
city, town and street. This will produce, on the right, the relevant EDs for the
street in question and both maps and ED descriptions (i.e., the streets that are
the boundaries of the ED) for each ED produced. By locating the street location on
the map or within the ED description for a particular ED, this should enable Bea
to find the correct ED number.
Stephen KATZ
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The 1940 Census #general

Stephen Katz
 

Bea Markel wrote:
"The message that comes thru to me re the 1940 Federal Census is that the ED # is
vital to searching. I've tried to find an address in California and I got a page
full of ED#."

It's true that until names on the 1940 census returns are indexed, which, quite
understandably, will take time, searching will have to be by Enumeration District. There are a couple of things Bea might want to try to narrow down the possible EDs for the address she's looking for:
1. First, whatever she does, she should use Stephen Morse's tool, "Unified 1940
Census ED Finder", at www.stevenmorse.org.
2. If she knows the ED for the address in question in the 1930 census, Stephen
Morse's tool will convert that into the 1940 ED. This still might bring up more
than one 1940 ED, but at least it won't be a "full page of ED#".
3. This might also help: in the search tool on the Official 1940 Census Web Site
(http://1940census.archives.gov/search/#searchby=location&searchmode=browse&year=1940),
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/77msuue) on the left hand side, select "search by
location". Under "enter what you know", insert the relevant information for state,
city, town and street. This will produce, on the right, the relevant EDs for the
street in question and both maps and ED descriptions (i.e., the streets that are
the boundaries of the ED) for each ED produced. By locating the street location on
the map or within the ED description for a particular ED, this should enable Bea
to find the correct ED number.
Stephen KATZ
New York City


1940 Census: Tips for finding, Census printing, etc. #general

Jeff Miller
 

One of the tools available using the Steve Morse Unified Census tool helps you to
identify and to put in boundary streets, which dramatically cuts down the number of
EDs to search through. For instance, I found my maternal grandmother's listing by
putting in the front and rear boundary streets and then searching two EDs for the
street and address where she lived.

For a free program that enhances printing of Census, Ellis Island, and other
data >from websites, I use a program called Irfanview.

http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

The steps I take to print a screen displayed on my computer are:
1. I depress the key on my keyboard on the top row for "Print Screen"
2. I launch the Irfanview program
3. I see a black screen
4. I depress Ctrl-V simultaneously
5. I left click my mouse in the upper left corner of the desired print
area and drag the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen area to be printed
6. Under the "edit" menu on the top of my screen I select "Crop"
7. Under the File menu I select "print" (there are a number of options to try
such as Best Fit, etc., and also it is possible to customize a Print header and/or
footer
Try some of the "print" options to see what works best for your particular
needs.

You can save the cropped images to your computer.

Jeff Miller
Maryland
singingtm@comcast.net

Searching: LAN(E), BECKER, BLANKFORT, and others in Panevezys, Vilnius,
Lithuania and Warsaw Poland
FRAIDER, FREIDER, in Kuzmin Ukraine
MLYNARZ in Ostroleka Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 Census: Tips for finding, Census printing, etc. #general

Jeff Miller
 

One of the tools available using the Steve Morse Unified Census tool helps you to
identify and to put in boundary streets, which dramatically cuts down the number of
EDs to search through. For instance, I found my maternal grandmother's listing by
putting in the front and rear boundary streets and then searching two EDs for the
street and address where she lived.

For a free program that enhances printing of Census, Ellis Island, and other
data >from websites, I use a program called Irfanview.

http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

The steps I take to print a screen displayed on my computer are:
1. I depress the key on my keyboard on the top row for "Print Screen"
2. I launch the Irfanview program
3. I see a black screen
4. I depress Ctrl-V simultaneously
5. I left click my mouse in the upper left corner of the desired print
area and drag the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen area to be printed
6. Under the "edit" menu on the top of my screen I select "Crop"
7. Under the File menu I select "print" (there are a number of options to try
such as Best Fit, etc., and also it is possible to customize a Print header and/or
footer
Try some of the "print" options to see what works best for your particular
needs.

You can save the cropped images to your computer.

Jeff Miller
Maryland
singingtm@comcast.net

Searching: LAN(E), BECKER, BLANKFORT, and others in Panevezys, Vilnius,
Lithuania and Warsaw Poland
FRAIDER, FREIDER, in Kuzmin Ukraine
MLYNARZ in Ostroleka Poland


Use Steve Morse to Find Your Family in 1940 #general

Carolyn Lea
 

I have seen several posts regarding finding family in the 1940 census. Steve Morse
One-Step pages has several tools for identifying the 1940 census ED, checking
street name changes, suggestions for locating families if they have moved since
1930, etc. Use his tutorial if you need help and read the FAQ page.

You will need to know where your family was in 1940. Stephen lists several sources
other than 1930 - such as WWII draft registration, directories, letters, photos,
family, employment, school, and religious records, etc. See the FAQ for a list of
directory locations.

I have been teaching a class in using these tools for finding your family in 1940
for my local genealogy society - check to see if there is one in your area.
However, it is really simple if you just go to the tools and use them correctly. Be
sure to put a cross street in when using the 1880-1940 ED finder.

Someone wrote that the census seemed to have no order - the families are listed in
the order the census taker walked. And, as someone else wrote, there is a real
attempt made to locate everyone. In 2010 we made three attempts to reach every
address that did not respond by mail. The addresses were then given to another
team and as many as 10 more attempts were made - we also did spot checking of work
in the field and office. if the family had moved, were unreachable, or died we
spoke with a neighbor - or if we were lucky caught a relative at the house doing
maintenance.

Carolyn Lea (nee Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma City, OK
leacl7@gmail.com
ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York, Savannah, Georgia
and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg, Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia>
Darien and Savannah, Georgia BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEWISOHN/LEVISON
Elbing, West Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia
OPPENHEIM(ER) > Hannover>Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia?
Hamburg?> Georgia WITKOWSKI/ WITMAN > Posen, Prussia > Georgia, Florida, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Use Steve Morse to Find Your Family in 1940 #general

Carolyn Lea
 

I have seen several posts regarding finding family in the 1940 census. Steve Morse
One-Step pages has several tools for identifying the 1940 census ED, checking
street name changes, suggestions for locating families if they have moved since
1930, etc. Use his tutorial if you need help and read the FAQ page.

You will need to know where your family was in 1940. Stephen lists several sources
other than 1930 - such as WWII draft registration, directories, letters, photos,
family, employment, school, and religious records, etc. See the FAQ for a list of
directory locations.

I have been teaching a class in using these tools for finding your family in 1940
for my local genealogy society - check to see if there is one in your area.
However, it is really simple if you just go to the tools and use them correctly. Be
sure to put a cross street in when using the 1880-1940 ED finder.

Someone wrote that the census seemed to have no order - the families are listed in
the order the census taker walked. And, as someone else wrote, there is a real
attempt made to locate everyone. In 2010 we made three attempts to reach every
address that did not respond by mail. The addresses were then given to another
team and as many as 10 more attempts were made - we also did spot checking of work
in the field and office. if the family had moved, were unreachable, or died we
spoke with a neighbor - or if we were lucky caught a relative at the house doing
maintenance.

Carolyn Lea (nee Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma City, OK
leacl7@gmail.com
ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York, Savannah, Georgia
and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg, Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia>
Darien and Savannah, Georgia BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEWISOHN/LEVISON
Elbing, West Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia
OPPENHEIM(ER) > Hannover>Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia?
Hamburg?> Georgia WITKOWSKI/ WITMAN > Posen, Prussia > Georgia, Florida, New York

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