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“Steve Morse’s One-Step Programs – Family History Update Webinar”

Donald R. Snow

Categories: IR, RR

Talk Abstract:
Steve Morse’s website — https://stevemorse.org/ — has many search tools for family history including U.S. immigration, censuses, other databases, and conversion routines. He is a computer scientist who recognized the difficulty of searching many large databases with the search tools on them, so he has written what he calls One-Step programs. These take the minimal data that you enter and put it into various combinations for better searches of that database. He started with the Ellis Island immigration database and now has more than 100 tools for it and other databases. We will discuss some of these and show how to use them. The notes for this class with active links and related articles are on https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html.

Speaker Bio:
Don is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and church assignments. After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane Snow who taught Humanities at BYU, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These included being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London England Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel. Don served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, where he was the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990’s. He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion. He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren. His FH class schedule and notes are posted on his webpage.

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