General Meeting and Lecture: February 7, 2013

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz Public Library, Central Location
(2nd floor meeting room)
224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Speaker: Stephen P. Morse, PhD

Lecture Topic:
One-Step Pages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools and a Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems

A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools:

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database.  Shortly afterwards it was expanded 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 ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on eBay.  This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one.

A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems:

This is a sequel to the Potpourri talk.  There are too many utilities on the One-Step website to be covered in a single talk, so many of them found their way to the cutting room floor when the Potpourri talk was being edited. However several of those are quite useful. This talk describes those gems that you might not otherwise be aware of.  They range from problems with genealogical searches to problems with identity theft to problems with DNA.

Click on the following links to learn more about Steve P. Morse and his contributions to the fields of genealogy and technology:

Great information about our honored February speaker!

Steve Morse Leaves His Mark. Twice. (video) Garvin Thomas, NBC Nightly News, April 17, 2012

Steve Morse: A Genealogical Mensch, article by Megan Smolenyak, Genealogical Computing, April 2004

Morse’s Code, article by Barbara Krasner-Khait, Heritage Quest Magazine, June 2004