Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Joel Weintraub is Speaker at SDGS Meeting on 14 February

The next San Diego Genealogical Society meeting is Saturday, 14 February at 12 noon at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd, at Jackson drive) in San Diego. The featured speaker will be Joel Weintraub on Preparing for the 1940 Census.

The presentation summary and Joel's CV are below (from the SDGS Newsletter of February 2009):

"While the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will not be available to researchers until 2012, preparations are already underway to make the geographical search tools and indexing available. Our speaker will discuss the unique aspects and questions of the 1940 Census, the 'undercount,' and divulge why we have to wait 72 years to access the Federal census returns. He will explore the Enumeration district Numbers and what the National Archives and the Morse One-Step web site are planning. Be sure not to miss this presentation so you will be ready to get the most from your census research once it is made available.

"Joel Weintraub is an emeritus biology professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his teaching science. He became interested in genealogy 12 years ago and regularly volunteers and gives workshops at NARA in Laguna Niguel. He, along with Stephen Morse, have produced a large number of online census searching utilities for both the federal and New York state censuses. He has lectured and given computer workshops on census searching to numerous genealogy societies around the country. You will not want to miss this meeting."

I hope to attend this meeting and will report what I learned from it afterwards - if I don't get waylaid by all of the Valentine's Day candy and kisses, that is! Will I see you there?


Sheri Fenley said...

Tell Joel hello for me, I did the city of Stockton enumeration districts, street by street for the 1930 census for their one step page thingy. It would be nice if he could come up to northern California to speak.

Patti Browning said...

Oooooh, 2012 for the 1940? Hm, they say the world will end that year. Oh dear! -- what if it happens before the census is released? O.o