July 21, 2017

The 1940 Census Buzz Gets Louder As We Count Down The Days To April 2

Are You Ready For A Little Census Indexing? Game On! Week of March 19th. 

It’s like a huge team, racing down field to make the initial kickoff of the game…here we go Indexers! (yes, I am kind of excited!) First though, a little practice:

  • Completed a 1940 U.S. Census simulation batch before 30 March 2012
  • To complete a practice batch, just log in to the indexing software and click “Download Batch” and look for *SIMULATION* 1940 U. S. CENSUS.

I’m happy to say I’ve completed my practice batch, and I have to tell you it was so easy to do. It took me hardly any time at all to get it done and submitted.

Contest? Did Someone Say Contest?

Opt in at the Games and Prizes page to enter

There’s a weekly contest for everyone (ALL of my readers). Why? Because there are actual prizes being given away, but you win no matter what because you’re helping promote a most noble deed: the indexing of the census so that it will be free to search through the efforts of a host of volunteers as well as sponsors like Archivesâ„¢, Family Search and FindMyPast.com.

Two qualified entrants will be able to win two $50 Visa gift cards; one chosen at random may win a $100 Visa gift card. Contests will be ongoing and the topic will change each week. Visit the 1940 Census Blog for more information.

Disclosure: As part of the 1940 U.S Census Ambassador program this blog post enters me into a drawing for a Kindle Fire.


iPentimento – JMK Gifts Giveaway Winner Is…

The iPentimento – JMK Gifts Giveaway is over and we have a winner!  It is Diana Ritchie  who writes Random Relatives blog. Congratulations to Diana!

Thank you to everyone who came by to leave a genealogy-related comment.  And, thank you again to Jimmy Kavanaugh at JMK Genealogy Gifts on Zazzle for making this giveaway possible.

JMK Genealogy Gifts – iPentimento $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway



Jimmy Kavanaugh who owns JMK Genealogy Gifts at Zazzle has made a very generous offer of a $25 Zazzle gift certificate for his store (you could use it anywhere on Zazzle, but why incur all that bad karma? 😉 ) so that I can share it with my readers here at iPentimento | Genealogy and History.

Giveaway begins: December 01, 2010 at midnight

Giveaway ends: December 08, 2010 at midnight

Winners will be chosen using Randomizer and notified within 5 days.


How to win the gift certificate:

Leave a genuine genealogy-related comment and tell everyone which item you might buy from JMK Gifts (one entry). You must leave your email address so I can choose the winner and let them know when they win. The gift certificate will be sent to the winner via email.

If you want (one) additional entry, write a post about this contest on your blog.

This is just a fun giveaway and meant to promote the joy of genealogical research.  Jimmy, thanks very much for making this giveaway possible.


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Look Who Won A Free Genealogy Book!


Congratulations to Tina Sansone as the Free Genealogy Book Contest Winner! Tina has been notified that she has won and I hope she will be very happy with the book. Thanks Tina!

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Tina Sansone
BellaOnline’s Genealogy Editor

Thank you to everyone who visited iPentimento | Genealogy and History and left a comment about the contest. It was fun, and I might do another one later in the year.

The winner was chosen using Random.org

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