Sunday, January 8, 2012

Want to Learn More About the 1940 US Federal Census?

There is going to be a lot of learning opportunities for all of us with the coming release of  the 1940 US Federal Census. It will be released on 2 April 2012.

I see all types of classes, sessions, workshops and webinars dedicated to teaching us about this census and how you can help in the indexing to really make it easier for ALL of us to locate our ancestors. Some of you will be looking for yourself - YIPPEE!!! and some of us will be waiting for the 1950 US Federal Census to find ourselves. OH MY!!

One the first ones for you to take advantage of is a "Webinar" (online class session) sponsored by the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region called "Introduction to the 1940 Federal Census"

Monday, January 9, 2012  at 7-8pm EST or 4-5pm PST right in front of your own computer online. (YES!!  this is very timely, it is this coming Monday)

 Register Here   you do need to register, it is free. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to click on when it is time. I would suggest going on 10-15 minutes earlier. The link with your confirmation will take you to the 1940 census webinar. Remember, it will be at 4pm Pacific Time NOT 7pm Eastern Time.

Speaker: Constance Potter, staff archivist and genealogy specialist, will talk about the questions on the 1940 census emphasizing the new questions including the supplemental schedule.

Other places to go for additional information about the coming release of the 1940 Federal Census:


FamilySearch announcement about their partnership with and to get it indexed quickly. Family Search Indexing

Check out the Sacramento Central Library (8th & I Sts) for January 15, 2012. Stephen Morse with Getting Ready for the 1940 Census.

.........and many other places too. Keep your eyes open for other opportunities and share them with us...

Root Cellar SGS (thank you for the email) or leave a comment.

Posted by Sandra Gardner Benward

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