Saturday, March 24, 2012

Only 8 days left!

The 1940 Census will be released on April 2nd.  If you haven't started checking for your ancestors' Enumeration District, now is the time to do it!  There is a great tutorial on how to find an Enumeration District by Stephen Morse How to Access the 1940 Census in One Step http://stevemorse.org/census/quiz.php

Some of the places to find the Census when it arrives:
  • National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1940/
  • Ancestry Library Edition (available free at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library)
  • Ancestry.com
  • FamilySearch: http://familysearch.org/ 
  • MyHeritage: http://www.myheritage.com/1940census  www.worldvitalrecords.com/1940census and www.familylink.com/1940census .  As on other websites planning to offer the 1940 census, you'll be able to browse the record images by place as soon as they're added to the site.  A searchable index will be added throughout the year, as data from each state are transcribed. The MyHeritage 1940 census index will be created separately from both the FamilySearch and Ancestry.com indexes.  Once MyHeritage has launched the index for a given state, you'll be able to search it by multiple criteria using the MyHeritage SuperSearch, a fast and sophisticated new search engine to be released in April.  The search engine will support 38 languages. You'll also be able to search the records using the MyHeritage mobile app. If you have a family tree on MyHeritage.com, the site will automatically match it to 1940 census data as indexes are added and notify you about relevant results. This reduces the need to constantly repeat your searches to see if the index for your ancestor's state has been added.

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