Sunday, February 26, 2012

1940 Census: Calling all presenters to add these slides

Ol' Myrt here woke up this morning thinking I'd create a few 1940 census PowerPoint slides and ask every genealogy lecturer I know to add a slide or two to their presentations, even when the lecture topic isn't about the census. No one will mind a little free advertising when it is for such a good cause and your attendees will appreciate that you are on top of the latest info!
The folks at have done a great job compiling a large (54MB zipped) "starter kit" to get the ball rolling. Included in this kit (in the Society_Meeting folder) is a 6-slide PowerPoint titled Getting Started with the 1940 US Census Community Project,designed to encourage society group indexing projects. It is suggested that societies encourage indexing volunteerism by showing those slides at the beginning of each meeting until the indexing project is complete?

If you are a genealogy lecturer you won't want to be spearheading the society's indexing project, so I've got two alternatives. 

Myrt took the first slide Getting Started with the 1940 US Census Community Project, and modified it to include the URL for the project for those presenters who want to add just a single slide to any of their upcoming genealogy presentations.

TOGETHER we can make the complete the 1940 census index in no time at all.

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

1 comment:

  1. Oh, thank you, thank you!! I have 3 presentations to give in the DC area on FamilySearch in the next couple of months and am delighted to have these!