Monday, March 26, 2012

Get organized for the 1940 Census - 21COFH Week 13

Can you believe it? The 1940 US Census will be released in 1 week! Who are you going to search for first? Or are you going to wait for the index to come out and contribute to it's creation in the meantime?

This week get prepared for the big day on April 2nd by:
  1. Completing 1940 U.S. Census simulation batch. Did you know you can win prizes? Good stuff like VISA gift cards. Just go to the 1940 indexing practice contest post for all of the instructions.  If you haven't signed up to index yet, go to the 1940 Census Project website. Signing up is easy.
  2. Locating your ancestor's Enumeration District in the 1930 census or use city directories, draft registrations, old letters or address books to figure out where they were living in 1940. Steve Morse has the Unified 1940 Census ED Finder to assist you. If you are ready with your ancestor's 1940 ED, locating them will go faster.
Remember, if we all do a little indexing, nobody has to do a lot!

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