Monthly Archives for June, 2012

1940 Census Indexing Update

Posted on: June 30th, 2012 by
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Thanks to more than 137,000 volunteers, the 1940 census is seventy-five percent indexed, months ahead of schedule! Volunteers have indexed over 105 million names, and twenty-nine states and territories are searchable online.[1. Dennis Brimhall, "CEO Corner: Volunteers and the 1940 Census Effort," FamilySearch Blog ( : accessed 1 July 2012).] Now the 1940 Census Community Project has announced a challenge--can indexers achieve a Five Million Continue reading the story "1940 Census Indexing Update"

Catching up

Posted on: June 5th, 2012 by
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Where have I been since March? Well, I taught two Genealogy 101 classes (with slightly different curricula), spoke at six genealogical society meetings, and co-chaired a conference attended by nearly 200 people. Whew! Now I'm a little more than halfway through an odyssey combining business and pleasure. It started in Madison, Wisconsin, in early May with a visit to the Wisconsin Historical Society's wonderful library and Continue reading the story "Catching up"