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!
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.