Friday, February 24, 2012

Are You Ready for April 2nd? and Upcoming Events

Are you prepared for the 1940 Census?  When the census first comes out, it will not be indexed by names.  you need to find the Enumeration District in order to locate your ancestors records.  Some Enumeration Districts changed between 1930 and 1940.  There is a great tutorial by Steve Morse at Check it out now so you can have those Enumeration Districts ready to go. 
The official 1940 Census site is at the National Archives webpage:

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, February 25 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sam Bass Day at the Allen Depot 100 East Main Street.  The Allen Heritage Guild is presenting a unique event which includes a reenactment of the first successful train robbery in Texas.  The 1st successful Train Robbery in Texas occurred in Allen, TX, Feb. 22, 1878, by Sam Bass and his gang. Re-enactments throughout the afternoon (Noon, 1:30 & 2:30) by Allen High School students. Music of the era and author talk in the morning. Food and fun for the whole family. Historical art contest awards presented by "Ebenezer Allen" round out the day.  This is a FREE event!

Thursday, March 8 6:45 - 8:30 at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library 101 East Hunt Street.  The North Collin County Genealogical Society will meet in the Dulaney Room.  You do not have to be a member to attend.

Saturday, April 21 12:00 - 5:00 pm at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library 101 East Hunt Street.  the John F. Greer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host Mr. Don Raney.  Mr. Raney will be speaking about "Revolutionary Ancestors" and " Early American Migration Routes".  Ms. Linda Sullivan of the DAR will be speaking on "The Mechanics of Joining the DAR or SAR".  This is a FREE program - all are welcome!

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