Sunday, January 29, 2012

Here comes the 1940 Census!

The 1940 Census was featured at the S.B. Genealogical Society monthly meeting, Saturday January 28. 

Joel Weintraub is an emeritus biology professor at California State University, Fullerton, and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 12 years ago, and volunteered for nine 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 and has, along with David Kehs and Stephen Morse 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 has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005.

Joel presented 2 talks, the first explaining what we can expect to learn from the 1940 census and the second on how to use  One Step process.

Join SBCGS members on April 2, 2012 at the Sahyun to be the first to view the release of the 1940 census.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

To all our subscribers and followers a Very
Happy New Year.

Speaking of the New Year, Mike Spathaky has an article on Old Style and New Style Dates and the Change to the Gregorian Calendar: A Summary for Genealogists. He explains the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and the history of when the first day of the year began in various areas of Europe, some as early as 1522.  Before 1752, not all areas considered January 1 the first day of the year, in fact it could have been on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, as the first day of the new year in. Read more at for a very thorough explanation.  See you at the Sahyun!

Steve Morse has devised a way for you to find your people on the 1940 Census. Obtaining EDs for the 1940 Census in One Step (large cities and some smaller ones): .