Events, Classes, Opportunities
All events are open to the public, at no charge unless otherwise indicated.
If not otherwise noted in this list, check the links on the right for local libraries, Family History Centers, and genealogical societies.
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Be sure to check out the Notices page under Genealogy in San Diego County for important time-sensitive information.
The Society sponsors coffee & sweets preceding each meeting. The coffee room is to the left inside the chamber.
The San Diego Genealogical Society offers "Introduction to Genealogy" workshops and other programs, open to the general public, at various locations throughout San Diego County. Check the Calendar of Events at www.casdgs.org for a schedule of classes, events and programs.
10:00: Break, refreshments.
10:20: Announcements followed by program:
by Joel Weintraub, Ph.D.
The 1940 U.S. Census opened in 2012 without a name index. A FamilySearch-led consortium used 160,000 volunteers to name index that census in 4 months. In addition, Joel and Steve Morse, over seven years with about 125 volunteers, developed free utilities to find which of 150,000 census districts someone was in, when a location or address is known. These projects are examples of crowdsourcing. Steve and Joel are now doing a similar project for the 1950 Census. Joel will discuss differences between the 1940 and 1950 censuses that impacted their planning and project design. The film scanning, publicity, volunteer response, Yahoo Group site, cloud storage, software, One-Step utilities, and project phases will be discussed. All 233,800 1950 enumeration district definitions have now been transcribed. Street indexes will also be completed for over 2,000 communities to help find 1950 census district numbers.
Joel Weintraub was born and raised in Manhattan. He is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton, and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 15 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 produced locational finder aids for the 1940 census, and has given many talks on that census since 2006. He now has the 1950 Census in his sights, scheduled to be released in 2022! If you want to help with the 1950 project, email Joel.
10:00 a.m. - Judy Brooks will present “Using Religious Migration Routes to Find Church Records.”
A guided Tour to Cyndi’s List 2.0
The Internet: Lower Your Expectations to Raise Your Research Potential
The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper
Questions and Answers
Members $40 Non-members $50, includes the seminar, the welcoming coffee/tea/Danish, and a sandwich lunch box. Seating limited to first 200 registrants. Register online at http://casdgs.org/files.php.
10:00 - Photo Restoration with Gary Clark.
10:00: Break, refreshments.
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