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MCGS General Meeting

  • March 22, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

General Meeting:

"Finding Presidents and their Ancestors in the Strangest Places"
Presented by Steve Morse

We are used to looking for our ancestors in ship manifests and in census records. We have mastered a variety of tricks for finding people in spite of name misspellings and incorrect birthdates. You might think that US presidents are a breed apart from our ancestors, but they are not. They also arrived on ships and have come face-to-face with the census taker.

This talk will show you how to search for presidential records, and you will see that it is no different than searching for ancestral records. We will encounter some of the same problems with both searches, and we'll see how these problems can be solved.

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

In the share and tell segment of the meeting, members will be sharing
interesting stories about how they tracked down that elusive ancestor.