Announcement: JGS of Greater Miami

Posted by Joan Parker

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building,
4200 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL
Call (305) 576-4000 for directions.

We are delighted and excited to offer this free program to you.

To celebrate our 22nd Anniversary, legendary genealogy guru, Steve Morse, will again be guest speaker.

Steve is bringing to us a return to basics with his lecture on navigating the New York Census with less frustration. There were several state censuses taken in New York starting from 1790. However, possibly the most valuable for genealogical purposes are the 1905, 1915, and 1925 censuses because that was a time of large influx of immigration. There have been assorted aids for getting through those censuses, but they were often hard to use, covered only specific years or boroughs, and were not available at all libraries.

Using his famous One-Step which rectifies that situation by putting a universal finding aid on line that covers all the boroughs of New York City in each of the three census years. This presentation describes the One-Step approach and contrasts it to the previous methods.

Following the short break will be his famous updated Potpourri lecture: The Updated Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools. The website started out as a way to finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it grew to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories.This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one.

Guests and their friends are always welcome. There is no admission fee.

Come and enjoy the morning of genealogy with your fellow researchers. This should be a very informative session. We look forward to seeing you there to share this with us and for us to share with you.

Joan Parker, President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.

Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN (sp), BERGER, JAGODA/YAGODA-Plock, Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.PINKUS/PINCUS, (GERSHKO-BERKOVNA) WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, (Litovsk) Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY.WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn,NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY. KATZ, TROCK, GELFAND, KRITZOFF-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY,Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

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