Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 7/19

From an email from Linda Hervig:


The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego meets on Saturday, July 19, 2008 from 9:00 am to noon.

Join us at this special meeting to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of CGSSD! The meeting will begin with highlights of CGSSD’s history as we look back over 20 years of computer genealogy. An invitation has been extended to CGSSD Charter Members, past presidents, and current presidents of the local genealogy societies. Plan to attend and meet old friends and fellow genealogists. We are pleased to host, Joel Weintraub, Ph.D., co-developer of the Steve Morse 1-Step website as program speaker. There will be a light brunch and cake cutting celebration after the program. No User groups will meet this month.

9:00 - Announcements, introduction of Charter members, past CGSSD Presidents, and other guests. Presentations on the history of CGSSD and computer genealogy, and a look into the future for computer genealogy.

10:00 - Program by Joel Weintraub, Ph.D. (followed by light brunch and cake cutting)

"Searching the U.S. Census by Geographic Means When Name Indexes Fail" -- Joel Weintraub, Ph.D.

Dr. Weintraub will discuss some basics of the federal census (enumerators, undercounts, census copies), including the upcoming 1940 census, with examples and hands-on exhibits. He will discuss why some people weren't enumerated and others can't be (easily) found on the census. Geographic Search techniques will be demonstrated. He will present information both on his work producing such utilities for the Steve Morse 1-Step website ( and on their application.

Dr. Weintraub is an emeritus biology professor at California State University Fullerton. He worked with David Kehs and Stephen Morse to produce online census searching utilities on the Morse 1-Step website for both the federal and New York state censuses.

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California,
San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pine Road turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any A, B, or S space. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.


I look forward to attending this meeting and seeing what magic Joel Weintraub can spin oabout census searching.

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