Wednesday, February 22, 2012

They Want YOU!

the1940census.comOn April 2, 2012 the 1940 U.S. Census will be released and made available as free, digital images.  Sounds awesome, right? Actually, it's more than awesome and I am very excited to find where my Mary/Martha is hiding!

In order to make the search experience easier and more enjoyable the U.S. Census Community Project has an initiative to get out the vote!!! No, wait that's something else. :)  The U.S. Census project is asking for volunteers to help index the images. You see, when the images are initially released there will not be an index, you will have to browse through the images, which could be very time consuming!

In order to help get the word out to INDEX, the U.S. Census Community Project sent out a call to action to the genealogy blogging community. I heard the call and I answered, I am an official 1940 Blog Ambassador! Shortly after I hit publish on this post, I will also become a 1940 Indexer!

Please visit the census project page to learn more about the 1940 census release and how you can get involved with this historic event.