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MCGS General Meeting

  • February 23, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael


General Meeting:

“One-Step Webpages:
A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools”

Presented by Steve Morse
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Steve Morse was one of the architects of the Intel 8086 chip and is the originator of the "One Step" search page widely used by genealogists all over the world.

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.

The share and tell segment of the meeting will also focus on using the web for genealogy research. Members will be sharing interesting stories about finding information about their ancestors on the web.

About our Meetings:

The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.

Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.

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