Announcement: JGSNY - Exploring the 1940 Census

Next JGSNY Meeting: Sunday, Sept 13, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Topic: "Exploring the 1940 Census"
Speaker: Dorothy Dougherty

UJA-Federation of New York
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
7th Floor Conference Center

Census records are one of the best sources available for finding family units. It frequently reveals the missing link that vital records and immigration records alone do not provide.  It can confirm a date and place listed in other types of genealogical documents.  A long awaited genealogical gem, researchers will learn what to look for in preparing for the release of the 1940 census in April 2012.  This presentation explores the historical backdrop of the 1940 Population Schedule and highlights new supplemental questions asked of a small sample of the population. 
The speaker, Dorothy Dougherty, is currently the Public Programs Specialist for the National Archives at New York City. As lead for public, education and outreach efforts, she has developed and presented numerous programs on the holdings of the National Archives. In her ten years as an archivist with the National Archives, Ms. Dougherty also worked on the development, training and deployment of NARA's online Archival Research Catalog, (ARC). Prior work experience includes that of a Manhattan research consultant, New York State Archives Records Manager, and a historical museum interpreter. Ms. Dougherty received her Masters in History with an Archives Certificate from C.W. Post, Long Island University, NY. She frequently lectures how to research both original and online records of interest to family historians.
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