13 May 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Stephen P. Morse, PhD

Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, the first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.

In his other life, Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 30 years ago.

SA008 Saturday June 6,  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
An introduction to genetic genealogy, covering such basic topics as genes, chromosomes and DNA, and showing how these can be used for genealogical purposes.

SA025 Saturday June 6,  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman
This lecture presents a case study using One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained. It also shows how to obtain records in spite of name misspellings, and how to avoid accepting wrong information.

SU024 Sunday June 7,  1:00  - 2:00 p.m.
The Julian Calendar and Its Importance to Genealogists
An overview of the Julian calendar, showing its relationship to the Gregorian calendar and some not-so-obvious implications to genealogists of the conversion between the two.

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