October 24, 2014

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

   Something To Stimulate Your Censuses


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.*

English: Seal of the United States Census Bure...

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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