Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Steve Morse Speaking at CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 17 July

The next meeting of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) is Saturday, July 17, 2010, and features two presentations by Steve Morse about his One-Step Website at this meeting.

User Groups will not meet at this meeting.

This meeting will be in the large auditorium across the walk way from the usual meeting rooms at the student center. The meeting details are:

9:00 a.m. - A Potpourri of Genealogy Research Tools, by Steve Morse

10:50 a.m. - Break, refreshments (note change in time, this meeting only)

11:10 a.m. - A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems, by Steve Morse.

Stephen Morse is an electrical engineer and computer professional known for being the architect of the Intel 8086 chip which set the stage for personal computing as we know it; he is also an amateur genealogist who began researching his Russian-Jewish origins and wound up devising some wonderful tools for all genealogists to use in their own research on the internet. These web-based searching aids and his websites have made him a household name within the genealogical community, and garnered him a number of awards (2003 IAJGS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy, 2007 NGS Award of Merit, 2007 Association of Professional Genealogists Excellence Award, etc.).

Morse has developed at his site,, more than 100 portals to other Internet sites that are superior to those offered by the host sites. He began his efforts in 2001 when the Ellis Island database was made available online. The Morse portal, the One-Step site, searches numerous other sites containing immigration records, census, and vital records, and genetic genealogy sites. He also developed a number of utilities such as those that transliterate Hebrew or Russian to the Latin alphabet and vice versa, and has searches for various Holocaust and Eastern European records.

Charge: Free for CGSSD members; $10 for all non-members; should you join within three months following the event, the $10 will be credited toward your dues. You may pay at the door.

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.

PARKING NOTICE: Parking for this meeting will be free. The previously announced change in parking will not take place until August 1.

Thank you to Linda Hervig for passing this notice to CGSSD members. I plan to attend this meeting and will report on the presentations, although I probably won't do a live Twitter feed.

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