Sunday, February 26, 2012

1940 Census Ambassador

I have been accepted as an 1940 Census Ambassador! What does it mean? It means that I will use my blog to encourage others to help index the 1940 Census so that it will become searchable sooner rather than later. I am going to present a program on indexing to our local genealogy group next week.

I have been indexing for both ancestry.com and familysearch.org for about 3 years. It is easy, rewarding and fun! You can preview the type of record you wish to index and each batch has plenty of help available. The types of records available are of a wide variety. There are birth and death records, tax records, draft records, and church records in addition to the census records.

Your parents and grandparents may be in the 1940 census! There is a lot of new information that will provide new insight into family research. Not only will the census reveal where your family lived and what they did in 1940 but it will also indicate where they lived in 1935, which could be helpful in establishing a timeline.

Sign up today and help index the 1940 Census!