Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday 17 September Features Joel Weintraub

The September meeting of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) is this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, on the campus of UCSD, University of California, San Diego. See our map page for directions.

The next meeting will be held on 17 September 2011 from 9:00 am to noon. Here are the details:

9:00 - User groups: Family Tree Maker and Macintosh; SIG: New Websites
10:00 - Break, refreshments
10:15 - Announcements followed by:

Search Tools for the 1940 Census Opening -- by Joel Weintraub

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. Mr. Weintraub 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.

Mr. Weintraub is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 12 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration in southern California. Joel started transcribing streets within census districts in 2001 to help researchers search the 1930 U.S. Census (released in 2002). He was joined in the venture by David Kehs and Stephen Morse in 2002, and together, they have produced a number of online census searching utilities for both the federal and the New York State censuses on the Morse One Step Website. Joel has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005, and has given talks on that census starting in 2006.

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pines Road, turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any space other than those specifically reserved for UCSD vehicles. 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.

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