Tuesday, December 27, 2011

January Meeting: Here Comes the 1940 Census!

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Research Class: 12:30 PM
Main Program: 1:45 PM

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall
520 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, California

Here Comes the 1940 Census and We ARE Ready!! Don't miss this excellent talk by Joel Weintraub. Joel has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005, and has been giving talks on the soon-to-be released census for the past five years. Let him help you prepare to find your family in the 1940 census when it comes out on 2 April 2012. Joel also explains why the United States Censuses are not released for public view until 72 years have gone by. The reasons may surprise you!

Before the main meeting, be sure to come to the research class, What's in the 1940 Census? also presented by Joel Weintraub.

After the research class will be a brief business meeting at 1:00 PM, followed by some tasty snacks and time for chatting with other members. Don't miss the drawings for some excellent prizes!

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Joel Weintraub was born and raised in Manhattan. An emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton, he has won awards for his science teaching. He volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in southern California. He, David Kehs and Stephen Morse have produced a number of online census searching utilities for both the federal and the New York State censuses on the Morse One-Step Website.

Poster for 1940 Census courtesy of the United States Census Bureau.

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