26 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Joel Weintraub, PhD

Joel Weintraub was born and raised in Manhattan. He is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy over a decade ago, and was a volunteer for nine years at the National Archives and Records Administration, then located at Laguna Niguel, CA.

Joel started transcribing streets within census districts in 2001 to help researchers search the 1930 US Census (released in 2002). He was joined in the venture by Stephen Morse in 2002. Over the years, Joel has produced a number of online census searching utilities for the 1900 through 1940 federal censuses, and the New York State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, and 1925) on the Morse 'One-Step' website (stevemorse.org). Joel spent seven years with Steve and many volunteers developing data sets for the 1940 census which were used by the 'One-Step', National Archives, Ancestry.com and the NY Public Library 1940 websites, and is currently developing similar locational tools for the 1950 census (to be released in 2022).

He has given many presentations on census, immigration and naturalization, the genealogical standards, and Jewish genealogy to genealogy, natural history, and university groups and has published articles on census research and the 72 year rule. His hobbies include birding, collecting census memorabilia and making interesting PowerPoint presentations.

SU003 Sunday June 7, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Introduction to Jewish Genealogy
What sets apart Jewish Genealogy? This introduction will discuss getting started, records in time and space, research areas and major online websites, including JewishGen and Yad Vashem.

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