Monday, April 02, 2012

1940 Census images showing up

DearREADERS,
Cannot sleep! Heading out for the Official Opening of the #1940 US Census at NARA (Archives I). But sleepless genealogists were rewarded by Ancestry.com's news:

"Ancestry.com took delivery of the 1940 census from the National Archives at 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2012. Currently we are in the process of loading all 3.8 million census images online. Once an image is online, you can browse it to see the information included on that page. When all images are uploaded, you’ll be able to browse by enumeration district (see below for more information) to find your family’s neighborhood." Source: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442

The page says Nevada is complete thus far, though Guam, Delaware, DC,  Indiana, Maine, and Rhode Island are images are beginning to show up. Ancestry plans to keep the 1940 free through 2013.

MyHeritage.com has a dedicated 1940 Census page, but no images yet. 

FamilySearchIndexing.org has no 1940 images in the queue at this point.

BACK TO THE OFFICIAL OPENING
National Archives Launches 1940 Census April 2 Online at 1940census.archives.gov where the images will always be free. 
The LIVE webcast of Opening Event begins at 8:30 A.M. EDT. Our taxi will arrive in 30 minutes as there is no trusting the metro system today with my wheelchair. Follow the 1940 Census on Twitter (using hashtag #1940census), Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and YouTube, and subscribe to our blogs: NARAtions and Prologue: Pieces of History
 
SHARE WHAT YOU FIND TONIGHT
Join Ol' Myrt in the 1940 Census Images and Indexing Update Webinar .

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