Are You a Fan of Steve Morse’s One-Step Page?

I sure am.

I’ve found it invaluable as I go to research immigration records on and on the Ellis Island site. You see he’s got extra filters you can apply for your searches if you use his Gold Form.  Steve Morse has spent a huge amount of time creating his website to be of use for many different genealogical purposes.

And it’s been taken down due to a false DMCA complaint.

What a shame!

Here’s the explanation that was posted to the general email list.

An individual has filed a false DMCA complaint to my hosting provider
claiming that she holds the copyright to a picture that appears on my
website.  It turns out that anyone can make such a claim, and whether
it is true or not, the hosting provider must suspend the site for a
period of two weeks under DMCA rules while waiting for the complaining
party to provide proof.

My apologies to all of you for any inconvenience that the site closure
has caused you.  I anticipate that the site should be back up by June
16 at the latest.

— Steve Morse


So in the meantime, all you can do is go visit the Internet Archive’s Wayback machine and search for to see what the site is all about.  Here’s the link that I got to the March 15, 2015 version. Mark your calendars for June 16th (or 17th?) to visit the original website and take advantage of the powerful tools he has developed.

His menu provides some insight into his website and what might be of use to you in the future.  Add that bookmark to your list of handy tools!

Steve Morse's Website Menu
Steve Morse’s Website Menu


4 thoughts on “Are You a Fan of Steve Morse’s One-Step Page?

  1. thank you so much for sharing this. I hear a collective “boo hiss” from the genealogy community at large. Steve Morse has given so much, and so selflessly. This affects our entire online community though. When did laws change to “guilty u til proven innocent”? Outraged.


    1. Yes, it’s a real shame that something so useful and with good intentions can get blindsided by such a claim. Just goes to show you that it’s always best to err on the side of caution. If you aren’t sure you have the rights to something… don’t put it out there.

      Hopefully this will be resolved quickly!

      Thanks for the comment!


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