We Can Do It! Let's Get Indexing!

Have you signed up yet to index the 1940 census?  Volunteers have indexed just over 70 million names in the census.   Your help is needed to finish indexing the millions of names that still remain. How can you help? Join the 1940 Census Community Indexing Project at http://www.the1940census.com. To get started you will need to … Continue reading We Can Do It! Let's Get Indexing!

Help Create a Name Index for the 1940 Census!

  Calling all Citizen Archivists!  The 1940 census has been online for two weeks now.  We have heard many great stories about people you have found in the census.  We also know there are some of you who don't know where people were living in 1940 and therefore cannot search the census without an name … Continue reading Help Create a Name Index for the 1940 Census!

Family Tree Friday: More 1940 Census Workshop Sessions

Due to popular demand, we're offering additional 1940 Census workshops at the National Archives Building in DC next week. Join us every day at 3 pm in Room G-25. We'll discuss various ways you can get started with the 1940 Census. Each session will be approximately 30 minutes long. MondayApril 9 3:00 pm: Tips for … Continue reading Family Tree Friday: More 1940 Census Workshop Sessions

1940 Census Events and Workshops at the National Archives Coast to Coast

From coast to coast the National Archives is celebrating the 1940 census next week with events and workshops.  We hope you will join us! The National Archives at Boston will be offering a program called "The 1940 Census is Here Today!" on April 2nd.  Please email them at boston.archives@nara.gov for more information. The National Archives … Continue reading 1940 Census Events and Workshops at the National Archives Coast to Coast

1940 Census Release Workshop Schedule

Just one week until the 1940 Census Release! We know you've been counting down (so have we!), and some of you may still be wondering how best to use these records once they are available. The National Archives will host a series of workshops during the first week of the 1940 Census release, April 2 … Continue reading 1940 Census Release Workshop Schedule

Research Changes Coming Your Way

Today's post comes from Senior Archivist Bob Coren. There are some recent and upcoming changes that impact both National Archives researchers and staff. The Help Us Protect the Records - Orientation for Researchers at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) presentation is now available on the Archives.gov website. This online presentation is identical to … Continue reading Research Changes Coming Your Way

The Official 1940 Census Web Site…Bookmark it now!

The 1940 Census is almost here!  When it opens on April 2nd at 9:00 AM (Eastern), the place to be is the National Archives’ 1940 Census web site.  We are excited to announce that our home on the web will be:  1940Census.archives.gov We invite you to visit today to watch the video featuring National Archives' … Continue reading The Official 1940 Census Web Site…Bookmark it now!

Family Tree Friday: Interesting facts about the 1940 Census

Here is another entry from guest blogger Diane Petro, Archives Technician in the Archives I Research Support Branch (RD-DC), Research Services, Archival Operations – Washington, DC.  Diane helps staff the research rooms at the National Archives Building and has also been working on reference activities relating to the upcoming 1940 Census release. Time is moving … Continue reading Family Tree Friday: Interesting facts about the 1940 Census

Family Tree Friday: Where is “Fred Tiffany” in an Enumeration District in the 1940 Census?

This week's post comes from guest blogger Constance Potter, who is a reference archivist at the National Archives in Research Services, Archival Operations-Washington, DC. Connie is the lead expert on reference relating to the upcoming 1940 Census release on April 2, 2012. Today we focus on the places where you can find a person in an … Continue reading Family Tree Friday: Where is “Fred Tiffany” in an Enumeration District in the 1940 Census?

Are You Preparing for the 1940 Census? We are!

Do you have the opening of the 1940 Census on April 2, 2012 marked on your calendar?  We do here at the National Archives.  For past Census releases we provided access to the Census on microfilm.  For the 1940 Census we will be providing free online access.  You’ll be able to search on the internet using … Continue reading Are You Preparing for the 1940 Census? We are!