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Sunday, March 18, 2012

1940 U.S. Federal Census


Join IGS In Indexing 1940 Census

The Indiana Genealogical Society has joined forces with genealogy societies and organizations around the country as part of the1940 U.S. Census Community Project. The initiative aims to publish a free, online searchable name index of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census after images of the census are released to the public on Monday, April 2, 2012. This online index will be free forever, offering family history researchers a rich genealogical data set for their ongoing use. Three leading genealogy organizations, Archives.com, FamilySearch International, and FindMyPast.com, launched the initiative at the end of last year.

[Above submitted by Chris Myers]

[The following was submitted by TSGS President Don Counts]

Dear TSGS President,

Thank you again for your participation in the 1940 US Census Community Project. Your leadership in this effort will be a key to getting the entire 1940 census online and searchable.

In an effort to provide you with tools to help your group members get started with the 1940 U.S. census project, we have put together an email template you can send to new members. The email covers the basics of getting started and includes links to handouts and videos that provides instruction on the signup process, downloading the software, and specifying in the software which society or group they belong to. You can download a copy of the email template from the project website.

You can find additional group administrator training materials online.

Thank you again for all you are doing to further this project. For questions and support, please contact the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project Team:

Warm Regards,
1940 U.S. Census Community Project Team


Time is drawing close for the release of the 1940 census records.
The 1940 Census will be made available for Free at 9AM April 2 at the
following site.
Sharon Tabor KYGenWeb Project

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