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Sunday, October 25, 2020

SFBAJGS Presentation ZOOM

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

1:00pm, Pacific Time
At Your Home

Topic: Reclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogical Research

Speaker: Brooke Schreier Ganz

Tired of being told by state archives or libraries that the records you want are inaccessible? Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit group filing Freedom of Information requests to get these “off limits” genealogy records released back to the public and put online for free. Learn how we successfully challenged the NYC Municipal Archives in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and our upcoming plans.

Brooke Schreier Ganz is a genealogist, computer programmer, and open-data activist. She works on making archival records more accessible to the general public through technological solutions and legal remedies. She is a former Vice President of Gesher Galicia and designed and built the Gesher Galicia Web site, including its innovative and free All Galicia Database. Brooke won second place in the 2012 RootsTech Developer Challenge for the underlying search engine codebase, named LeafSeek.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

SFBAJGS Presentation

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

Doors open 1:00pm, Program begins 1:30pm
Oakland FamilySearch History Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA
Map

Topic: Hungarian Jewish Research

Speaker: Vivian Kahn

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

SFBAJGS Presentation postponed from March 22

Free and everyone interested is welcome.

Time and Place:

Doors open 1:00pm, Program begins 1:30pm
Oakland FamilySearch History Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA
Map

Topic: Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching with and without a Name Index

Speaker: Dr. Steve Morse

When the 1950 census is released in April 2022, it will not have a name index. So finding people in the census will involve searching by location instead. Even when a name index becomes available, there will still be many reasons for doing locational searches. The census is organized by Enumeration Districts (EDs), so the location needs to be converted to an ED before the census can be accessed. The One-Step Website contains numerous tools for obtaining EDs. This talk will present the various tools and show circumstances in which each can be used.

Steve Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from IAJGS, the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, the first ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies. In his other life Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, and written four textbooks and holds four patents.


 

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