Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1940 Census

I love the 1940s.   So much so, that every year I go to the 1940s WWII Era Ball.  I've made three 1940s dresses (and one vintage-style Staff Sergeant uniform for my husband) to wear to the events.

I also love history--I always have.  And, I love learning about my own family's history.  Combine all these, and you can see why I'm so excited about the 1940 census, which is going to be released in a couple of weeks.   It will be a wealth of information for people studying their history.  

It won't be indexed when it is released, though, and the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project needs YOU to help index it!

1940 census

I'm a blog ambassador for the 1940 U.S. Census and I'm asking you to sign up to help index the 1940 Census.  Head over to the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project website to sign up to become an indexer.  

Indexing is actually pretty fun.  It's almost like a game, "Can I figure out what this name says?!"  :)

As a little extra incentive to get you to sign up to index, the folks at the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project have come up with a little contest.  One entrant will be chosen at random to win a $100 Visa gift card and two entrants will be chosen to win $50 Visa gift cards.

To enter, download the FamilySearch Indexing software and complete a practice batch that will simulate what indexing the 1940 U.S. Census will be like.   See more on the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project Blog.

Disclosure:  As part of the1940census.com ambassador program this blog post enters me into a drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire.  


Kei said...

Your dresses are gorgeous! I love retro and vintage style :) Have you heard of 'Goodwood Revival' in the UK? It's an historic motor race event focused around the 40s-60s, and a huge number of attendees turn up in costume. (My Dad is a car fanatic so has gone a few times!)
Am surprised that the US census for 1940 is already going to be released--we have to wait 100 years for census information to be publicised here!

Eusebia Shoemaker said...

Wonderful! So simple. Now we know all pros and cons of the form. Just look at the service http://pdf.ac/8yCxgW. Its pretty easy to use. I think you can get a free trial if you ask for it.

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