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April 28, 2012

Well, it’s finally here.  On April 2, the United States National Archive released the images of the 1940 census.  Almost immediately the National Archive site was virtually down, it was so slow.  Over the past week the site performance has steadily improved, but it continues to run a little slow.  What is not as well known is that the images are also available on FamilySearch.org/1940census and on Ancestry.com .  Both of these sites are making the images available for free.  If you know where your ancestor lived, you can now find the image in the census.  If you don’t know where they lived you can go to FindMyPast.com who has offered to find your ancestor for you in the 1940 census.  Images will also shortly be available on FindMyPast.com.

 

March 17, 2012

I know I have written a few times about the 1940 census, but here I go again.  We are only a little over a month from the release of the census.  If you have not signed up to index I encourage you to do so.  

I know I have written a few times about the 1940 census, but here I go again.  We are only a little over a month from the release of the census.  If you have not signed up to index I encourage you to do so.  

March 4, 2011

If meta data is not a term you have heard you are probably not alone.  It is a concept, however, that you will almost certainly have benefitted from if you have done any significant amount of genealogical work.  Meta data, simply put, is data about data.  The most common application of meta data in family history is indexed records of digital images.

If meta data is not a term you have heard you are probably not alone.  It is a concept, however, that you will almost certainly have benefitted from if you have done any significant amount of genealogical work.  Meta data, simply put, is data about data.  The most common application of meta data in family history is indexed records of digital images.