Tuesday, March 13, 2012

try the 1940 indexing simulation

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the1940census.com. I've been doing more indexing to get up to speed. This simulation is a great idea to get us prepared!

As the launch of the 1940 US Census Community Project draws near, we're making final preparations to support the indexing of this amazing collection—and you can participate. 

New! 1940 Census Indexing Simulation 

Try your hand at indexing the 1940 US Census through an indexing simulation. Simply download and launch the indexing software. Then click on the Download Batch button in the software interface. At the top of the list of available projects, choose either *SIMULATION* 1940 US Census (Part 1) or *SIMULATION* 1940 US Census (Part 2) and then click the OK button to download one of these batches.

The images for this simulation have been created based on the 1940 census form and are
not real historical records. Additionally, there is only one training batch under each simulation. Use these simulation batches to learn what the 1940 census will be like or to train others prior to the release of the 1940 census.

If you haven’t already had a chance, you can
download the indexing software and get started today.

Need Help Getting Started?

Video tutorials and documentation for how to get started with the indexing software are now available online at The1940Census.com.
For those who are participating as members of societies, Getting Started with Indexing includes instructions on associating an indexing account with a specific society or other indexing group.

Spread the Word

You can help us spread the word. Getting others involved will make make the index of the 1940 census available more quickly.
Here are a few ways to let others know about this project:

Why Will You Help?

If you have a specific motivation for helping to index the 1940 US Census, please send a message explaining why you are excited to participate to blog@the1940census.com.

Thank You!
The 1940 US Census Community Project Team

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I sure wish the REAL census-takers wrote as clearly as this simulated census-taker did!

    I also encourage everyone to complete this test run. Some different questions were asked for the 1940 U S Census. Pretty interesting...

    Ruth Stephens
    Ruth's Genealogy