Stephen P. Morse's One-Step Database
The Stephen P. Morse website was ranked #12 for most popular websites used by professional genealogists, so I decided to try it out. It is a one-step database that is supposed to search the Ellis Island records, Ancestry.com census records (with a subscription), Social Security Death Index, and many other websites all at once.
Every time I search for a name though, the only thing that pops up is the search for the name on Ancestry.com. I assume that the website is helpful for those people who have ancestors who immigrated to either New York, or Boston, or Baltimore, or any of the other ports listed on Morse's database. Apparently, none of the people I've searched for have had any information at the other sites Morse's One-Step Database searches. There isn't really a "how to" guide to his website, so I'm a bit confused. It seems like I can just keep using Ancestry.com and find the same information Stephen P. Morse's website would pull up for me.