December 18, 2014

The 1940 Census Is Coming. Please Help Spread The Word!

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I’ve been online doing genealogy for so long, I think I remember when they released the 1920 census! (You didn’t seriously think I was going to say I remember the first census in 1790 did you? ;) ) Now, we’ve gone past the 1930 census and the excitement is mounting as we get to see the 1940 census. Well, as soon as it gets completely indexed.*

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Genealogy Blogs Help Spread The Word

You might have already seen a few articles about the 1940 census on blogs like Geneabloggers, Heritage Happens, and Olive Tree Genealogy , just to name a few. If you want to find more participating blogs just do a search in Google for ‘1940 Census Ambassador’ (without quotes).

What I’ll be looking for in the 1940 census:

You know the old saying in genealogy…”start with yourself”. Well, I won’t be in the 1940 census because I was born in 1950, but I know my parents and grandparents will be for sure.  And, what about those ancestors who died after 1930 but before 1940? Mysteries will be solved!  Being able to look in the latest census release will document even more of our families. But we need to be able to find them in an index.

I want to volunteer to index the 1940 census!

*That’s where YOU come in. Volunteers around the world are now joining Archives.com, FamilySearch.org, FindMyPast.com and other project organizers and volunteers to transcribe these priceless census records. For more detailed information, please read Matt Wright’s excellent article Make History: Join the 1940 U.S. Census that explains everything you need to know.

Just want to get started? Go to 1940 Census right now! And, thank you for volunteering!

 

 

 

 

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Family Tree Magazine: Thomas MacEntee Webinar On-Demand

My friend Thomas MacEntee is one of the most prolific writers on the subject of genealogy that I have ever seen. We’ve all come to the conclusion that he doesn’t sleep, but it certainly doesn’t dull his mind!

One of the on-demand webinars (a seminar on the web) he’s created is “They’re Alive! Finding Living Relatives OnDemand Webinar”.  (Personally, I was intrigued by this topic because I have one first cousin that I would love to be able to find*.)  This webinar is for those people searching for adoptees, or just reconnecting after a tiff in the family, as well as finding cousins with which to share those precious family photos.

  • Bonuses that come with the download are extra special downloads from Thomas MacEntee and Lisa Louise Cooke.

In looking at the landing page for the direct link to the webinar listed below, I saw another very compelling reason to purchase this download:

This item does not have shipping or handling fees, but does count toward your order total to receive free shipping on other products.

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Genealogy Center Now Open At Kitsap Regional Library

KRL Partners With Kitsap Genealogists and Family Researchers

This was great news to read in our local paper, the Kitsap Sun, today.  For the last few years the Puget Sound Genealogical Society has been housed in an office in a strip mall that probably severely limited their visitors, was a burden on their non-profit income and was, overall, not what they envisioned for the community.

Genealogy center now open at Kitsap Regional Library » Kitsap Sun.

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Visitors coming from Seattle via WA State Ferry will disembark at point A and can drive to the library at point B, approximately 3 miles, 12 minutes.

Just in case you need a little refreshment before or after the one hour ferry ride, there’s a Starbucks just a few short steps from the terminal.

GenealogyInTime Magazine Releases Top 100 #Genealogy Websites List

Top 100 Most Popular #Genealogy Websites

Congratulations to to the 100 genealogy sites on this list!

Some of the members are even online acquaintances of mine.  A nod of recognition goes to Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings; to Linkpendium and Geneabloggers (Brian and Karen Leverich, et al, and Thomas MacEntee respectively).  You’ll see links to those last two in my sidebar here  on iPentimento.  Every single one of these sites work very hard to make sure you can quickly find the genealogical information you want and need.

 

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