Saturday, February 25, 2012

1940 Census Coordinated Indexing

1940 United States Federal Census

On April 2, 2012, NARA will provide access to the images of the 1940 United
States Federal Census for the first time. Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images. BUT NOT indexed.

Upon its release, and its partners will coordinate efforts
to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online for free and open access.
Full, Free Access Is Coming! 
We Want You! We Need You!
Help Index the 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
"Complete publication of the index will depend on how many volunteers like
you will help."
For more information:
National Archives
The "how to prepare" page is probably the best to start:

The Dec 2011 edition of the APG Quarterly has an excellent write-up of Steve
Morse's finder and the 1940 census in general (pages 238-246).

I am the group administrator for the Genealogical Council of Oregon. We would love to have you join our group in the effort to index the 1940 Census records for the state of Oregon. Register early, so when the records are released you are ready to start indexing. When you register to become an indexer look for the affiliate box and join our group. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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