Friday, March 30, 2012

SHARING at the nightly 1940 Census Webinars

DearREADERS,
During each of the webinars 2-6 April 2012 beginning at 6pm Pacific US time, we would like to share a lot of your success stories -- what you've found, how the process worked. That's how we'll learn - by sharing.
 
So blog about it, tweet about it, Facebook about it. Upload images to Flickr. Whatever it takes. Just SHARE what you are doing with the 1940 US census. 
Here are some of the places I'll look for your postings to share during the webinar:

Share info about Census Images:
  • Twitter - send me a tweet with link to your blog post, or to your web photo album - @DearMYRTLE  
  • Upload a picture on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DearMYRTLE
  • Post a comment to this blog post with a link to your blog, web album, or website.
 Share info about the indexing process: 
THE WEBINAR SESSIONS
Ol' Myrt here has switched next week's nightly 1940 census webinars from her small 100-person capacity to a big 1,000-person capacity room, thanks to RootsMagic. There has been such an outpouring of interest, we want as many people as possible to participate live. The session will also be recorded, and will appear shortly after each webinar has concluded. 

So join me and my guest panelists to share what you've discovered as the images have been released.

Amy Johnson Crow - Archives.com (they built the images website for NARA)
Jim Ericson - FamilySearch
Steve Morse - One-Step
Joel Weintraub - One-Step
Russ Worthington - my cousin, a power FTM user

Each has been asked to share some screen shots just in case we cannot get into the sites live to demonstrate functionality. They are here to answer your questions and to provide feedback from your experiences.

THIS WEBINAR MEETS FIVE TIMES
You may attend any or all sessions with your single registration.
REGISTER ONCE to receive log-in info and reminders for all five nights.

MONDAY Apr 2nd
TUESDAY Apr 3rd
WEDNESDAY Apr 4th
THURSDAY Apr 5th
FRIDAY April 6th

REGISTER NOW USING THIS NEW LINK
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/515167334

9pm Eastern US
8pm Central US
7pm Mountain US
6pm Pacific US

If you need a time zone converter, there is a great one located here:
 
TOPICS
Here are some questions to get us started:

The images:
-- Were there challenges logging in at www.1940census.archives.gov to view the images?
-- Have you found an ancestor?
-- Did you use ED maps for larger cities or browse the complete county?
-- In what formats can one save the image?
-- Are there issues zooming in and out, or do you think things are moving smoothly?
-- Was the website timing out, or did things run smoothly?
-- Do you like the image viewer?
-- If you are having issues with the image viewer, which OS and web browser are you using?

The indexing:
-- Did you sign up for indexing at www.the1940Census.com?
-- Have you been notified that your state is available for indexing yet?
-- Is this process running smoothly?
-- Have you previously done FamilySearchIndexing.org work as an indexer?
-- Have you previously done FamilySearchIndexing.org work as an arbitrator?
-- We've heard that the first 5 states that will be indexed are Delaware, Virginia, Kansas, Oregon and Colorado.

REGISTER NOW USING THIS NEW LINK
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/515167334

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar, including instructions about using your headset or computer speakers to hear what is being said. There are also instructions for calling in to listen via telephone.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
 

3 comments:

  1. Tried to visit the webinar, but was re-directed to an indexing webinar.

    Not where I wanted to be, not where the link said I was going.

    Perhaps the archives issue has spilled over?

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  2. Tried to find myself in the 1940 census. I was born in early April, 1940. The census taker visited my parent's household 13 days after my birth and I was NOT listed, even though instructions told the census taker to list "infant" when a name was not yet awarded. The only notice of birth was that my mother was 1 of 2 persons picked for additional info at the bottom of the form, and she did indicate that she had given birth to one child. Am not sure why this disparity occurred. I have the understanding that the census was taken for representation purposes - hence, the census taker had not done a complete job in this case.

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    1. Check the directions for the census-taker. I think they were to list everyone who was in the house on April first.

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