Presenter: Steve Morse
"One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools' Lives"
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 300 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay. This presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the highlights of each one.
Stephen 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 the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, 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, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years ago.
Presenter: Ray Roth
"Distant Cousins and Famous Places"
In his research Ray has found some interesting stories about distant cousins and where they met their deaths. He has three unique cases he will present.
Ray has been researching his early Virginia and Kentucky ancestors for the last ten years since joining VCGS. He has traveled to several states collecting records and data at historical societies and court houses.
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