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Monday, March 19, 2012

1940: Feeling Lucky... then I have a contest for you

Can you believe that in a fortnight the 1940 US Census will be released?  I am giddy with the anticipation of being able to see where my family was in 1940, but where they were in 1935 too.  Can you say "two birds, one stone?"  Oh, and this will be the first census that my father will be  in.  Cannot wait to call him on the phone and tell him what I see!

This week at the 1940 US Census Project there is a contest for everyone to participate in to get you excited and ramped up for indexing!  Yes, I said indexing; it is not scary and remember if we all help it will be a boon to the entire genealogy community. 

Here is what you have to do:

1.  Download the FamilySearch Indexing software
2.  Complete a practice simulation to get your feet wet indexing

That is all!  Easy right?  So go out to the blog page to learn all about it.

After you do those two easy steps you will be entered to win a Visa gift card.  One person will be picked at random to win a $100 Visa gift card and two more people will be selected to win $50 Visa gift cards.  How many genealogy gadgets could you buy with that?

So what are you waiting for?  Spread the word!  Get on out there and help!

*As a 1940 US Census Ambassador this post has entered me in a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle Fire.

Image Library of Congress: Telephone and directory. Dubuque, Iowa


  1. Congrats on your entry for the 1940 US Census Ambassador Weekly Contest. What a great job you've done explaining and encouraging everyone to become a part of this important event from the 1940's. Like you, I have Family I can't wait to find in the 1940 Census. You are so's easy to become an Indexer and you have done a great job of explaining and encouraging others. Well done and Best of Luck!

    I hope you'll have a chance to stop by and view my Entry on CollectInTexas Gal....Sue

  2. Thanks for that. I just checked out your site and love it. When I get a chance tonight I will check out the rest of your blog too. My husband is from Texas, and we met there in High School. This could be fun reading!

  3. Great post, Shannon. Your enthusiasm is contagious.