Saturday, January 12, 2008

Steve Morse adds 1-step DNA category

Joy Rich is on top of the latest news, as usual. She posted the following on the public email list for the Association of Professional Genealogists:

On Behalf Of Joy Rich
Subject: [APG] Steve Morse Additions

Steve Morse has created a new category, Genetic Genealogy (DNA), to his "One-Step Webpages" website . So far, the category contains six search utilities.

Steve has also added a drop-down menu to the home page. The menu lists the entries in each of the categories that Steve has set up. The categories are:

Ellis Island
Other Ports of Immigration
US Census and Soundex
Canadian and
British Census
New York Census
Births, Deaths, and Other Vital
Foreign Alphabets
and Eastern Europe
Genetics (DNA)
Creating Your Own Search
Publications, Awards, and Interviews

Ol' Myrt here particularly liked the 1910-1940 (US) Census Street Finder, which pointed me to Salt Lake City, Simplified written by Stephen P. Morse and Marie Taylor. Here the explanation of the changes in 1973 which changed 2nd west to 1st West, and 2nd North to 1st north. This is the best explanation for why my father’s birthplace is a “block off” from his recollection. His recollection was correct, according to the old address format.

If you are interested detailed 20th century research, including understanding Enumeration Districts assignments for the 1910-1940 US Federal Census records, you’ll want to read Which One-Step Census Forms Should I use? By Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD.

Three other items of particular interest (listed under Miscellaneous)

Assistance with Google options include:

On the lighter side, you’ll get a kick out of the Relationship Calculator.

All in all, I think you’ll find Steve’s methods provide expeditious searches of essential online genealogy resources.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

(c) 2007 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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