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Genealogy Face2Face: "1950 Census – How Can I find my Family?" with Susan Kaufman

  • Thu, April 07, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference


Genealogy Face2Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends

This is a biweekly roundtable discussion for Clayton Library Friends members and the general public related to genealogy research. 

Topic: "1950 Census – How Can I find my Family?" with Susan Kaufman

When the 1950 census is released in April, the indexing will be accomplished by artificial intelligence with human arbitrators. There are ways to find your family along with the indexes that are produced which might be not as accurate as we would like them to be. Join Sue Kaufman for an overview of her searches and how she accomplished them using tools from the internet along with the actual census.

About Susan "Sue" Kaufman:

She is the Senior Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas which is a special collection of the Houston Public Library System. Clayton Library has become one of the top family history research libraries in the nation with approximately 140,000 books, 3,200 periodical titles, 90,000 rolls of microfilm and 203,000 microfiche cards. An Illinois native, Susan has more than 30 years of experience as a genealogy librarian, having started her career in Peoria, Illinois (1987), then moving to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, (1999 – 2004) and later moving to Texas in 2004 where she joined the staff of Clayton Library. A presenter at local, state and national genealogy conferences and meetings, she also has held numerous genealogical society board positions in Illinois, Indiana, and Texas and at the national level with the Federation of Genealogical Societies.   Her presentation topics are source topics including research sources, effective library use and much more.

In 2019, Susan was awarded the National Genealogical Society / ProQuest P. William Filby and became a Fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society for outstanding service as a genealogy librarian and for service to family history researchers. She was awarded also in 2019 the Lloyd D Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award by the Dallas Genealogical Society. She is also a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society. She is past President of the Texas State Genealogical Society, and currently serves as its Director of Education.  She is a member of the Texas Library Association and the American Library Association.

Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.

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