Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Follow up from Friday's webinar

Thanks for the contributions made by presenters and attendees during last week's #1940Census UPDATE webinar sessions. To answer some of your questions:
THAT ROOTS MAGIC 1940 CITATION WEBINAR "We just added a new webinar to the schedule (May 17th): "Creating a 1940 Census Citation in RootsMagic 5". The 1940 US Census has been released, so join us as we show you how to properly cite this great source for that family you just found in it. We'll look at an actual census page and show you how to add a census event, create a census source, and cite that source for the people in your RootsMagic file. https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/217898950
Juliana Szucs Smith has been editing Ancestry.com family history newsletters for more than 13 years and is current editor of the Ancestry Weekly Discovery. Here's the link to the list of places Juliana mentioned during her portion of Friday's session: http://ancstry.me/HtltsW

Russ Worthington's developed an Excel worksheet as his method for transcribing census data in a sortable format. Here's the link to the Google Docs version that you can download to your computer:
1940CensusWorksheet-GoogleDocs. Notice in the screen shot below, Google Docs permits downloading the file CVS, HTML, Text, Excel, OpenOffice and PDF mode.

OK, so you've collected a few 1940 census images, let's talk about what to do with them including both citation and analysis.

Register now:
Title:    1940 Census UPDATE: What to do with this now?
              with DearMYRTLE, Carrie & Russ
Date:    Monday, April 16, 2012
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:

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


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