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MCGS General Meeting

  • October 24, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:59 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

Phonetic Matching: An Alternative to Soundex with Fewer False Hits - by Stephen P. Morse

From Dr. Morse’s One-Step website http://www.stephenmorse.org/, on Phonetic Matching: “Researchers are often confronted with the problem of searching for a name in a large imprecise database.  The names in the database might be misspelled, or they might not be spelled the way the researcher expected.  In either case, looking for an exact match will often result in not finding the name being sought....[Solutions] typically provide an option for finding approximate rather than exact matches.”

Steve will give us some insight on how these problems might be better resolved, which will help us locate more of our family members.

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 Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, 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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