New York: 1940 Census, Sept. 13

Explore the 1940 census at the next Jewish Genealogical Society of New York meeting on Sunday, September 13.

The event, with speaker Dorothy Dougherty, will begin at 2pm in the 7th floor conference center at the UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th St., New York.

Census records are one of the best sources available for finding family units. It frequently reveals the missing link that vital records and immigration records alone do not provide. It can confirm a date and place listed in other types of genealogical documents. A long awaited genealogical gem, researchers will learn what to look for in preparing for the release of the 1940 census in April 2012. This presentation explores the historical backdrop of the 1940 Population Schedule and highlights new supplemental questions asked of a small sample of the population.

Dougherty is the Public Programs Specialist for the National Archives at New York City. As lead for public, education and outreach efforts, she has developed and presented numerous programs on the holdings of the National Archives.

In her 10 years as an archivist with the National Archives, Dougherty also worked on the development, training and deployment of NARA’s online Archival Research Catalog, (ARC).

Her previous experience includes Manhattan research consultant, New York State Archives records manager and a historical museum interpreter. Ms. Dougherty earned a Masters in History with an Archives Certificate from C.W. Post, Long Island University, NY . She frequently lectures how to research both original and online records of interest to family historians.

For more details or to see future programs, visit the JGSNY website.

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