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Saturday March 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PDT

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California Genealogical Society Library 
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

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Getting Ready for the 1940 Census:
Searching without a Name Index

with Steve Morse

Open Forum: Using U.S. Census Records
with Steve Harris

This class is full!

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When the 1940 census is released in April 2012, it will not have a name index. Such an index will not be available for perhaps up to six months after opening day. So finding people in the census will involve searching by location instead.

The census is organized by Enumeration Districts (EDs), so the location needs to be converted to an ED before the census can be accessed. The One-Step website contains numerous tools for obtaining EDs. This talk will present the various tools and show circumstances in which each can be used. It will also demonstrate a tutorial quiz for determining the best tool to use in each specific situation.

Immediately following the presentation on the 1940 Census, Steve Harris will facilitate an open forum on using U.S. Census Records. 

Our question & answer session will certainly help with definitely be enlightening and informative!

This class is limited to 30 participants and is one of the free benefits for CGS members. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the class.

 Pre-registration is required. 

Registration confirmations will be sent to the first 30 participants who register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Walk-ins will not be admitted.