Monday, August 20, 2012

September Meeting: 1940 U.S. Census Release Party!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Research Class: 12:15 PM
Main Program: 1:45 PM

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

The 1940 U.S. census has been indexed and released, and we're having a party to celebrate!
  • Bring your 1940s memorabilia to display. Items can be photos, appliances, clothing... anything characteristic of the period 1930-1950. Please email Cafi Cohen to reserve display space.
  • Wear clothing and/or hats from the 1940s!
  • 1940s food, music, and entertainment will be provided, including swing dancers!
The research class, Advanced Census Search Techniques, will be presented by Cafi Cohen. Think your ancestors were missed by the census taker? Think again. This class covers advanced search techniques that may ferret them out!

The main program will be 1940 US Census Finds. Come see what our society members have discovered in the 1940 U.S. census, and hear how they went about the hunt. You will be inspired!

(If you have a find you would like to talk about during the main program for 2-5 minutes, please contact Cafi Cohen so it can be added to the PowerPoint presentation.)

This will be the perfect day to invite your relatives, neighbors, and friends to the society meeting. See if you can infect them with your enthusiasm for family history!

Mark your calendars... you won't want to miss this fun, swingin' event!

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Ginger Goodell said...

The "1940 U.S. Census Release Party" put on by SLOCGS members yesterday was great! "Big Band" music, Swing Dancers and a PowerPoint presentation of San Luis Obispo County in the 40s provided a wonderful ambiance for members browsing among the memorabilia and photo albums out on display, not to mention the yummy 40s-era treats provided by members.

The research class on census searching and the members'shares of discoveries they'd made since the 1940 census release in April sent me home with new tricks to try.

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in putting on such a special day.

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