JGS Cleveland presents “Here Comes The 1950 Census: What to Expect” with Joel Weintraub, Wed, Jan 12, 7-8:30 pm ET #jgs-iajgs #announcements #education


Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, January 12, 7-8:30 pm ET - “Here Comes The 1950 Census: What To Expect with Joel Weintraub.


Program: Join us to prepare for the April 1st public rollout of the 1950 census, and learn what information the census will reveal and how to access it.   Joel Weintraub will also cover what is a census; who uses the census; census caveats; who was enumerated; how the 1950 census was taken; training of enumerators; enumerator instruction manuals; census sampling; and 1950 population and housing forms and large city block summaries.  Joel will then discuss the National Archives’ plan to have a preliminary name index on day one of the rollout.  The National Archives census map collection (available online), and his and Steve Morse’s 1950 locational tools, online right now at the One-Step stevemorse.org website, will end the talk.


Speaker: Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton.  He became interested in genealogy over 20 years ago and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives in southern California.  Joel helped produce location tools for 1900 through 1950 federal censuses, and the NY State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse “One-Step” website.  He has published articles on the U.S. census and the 72-year rule, the name change belief and finding difficult passenger records at Ellis Island, and searching NYC census records with the problems of NYC geography.  He has a YouTube channel that has his genealogy (and field biology) talks at “JDW Talks.”


Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EDT on Jan 12th to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.



Go to jgscleveland.org for more program, speaker, and membership information.




Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland