The present decade has a lot in common with 1940 especially when it comes to the Can Do Volunteer Spirit that is creating a stir of activity around April 2nd release of the U.S. Census. If everyone who has benefited from an indexed census report joins the volunteer corps to help index and promote this newest genealogical asset, the 1940 U.S. Census will be name-searchable in a matter of weeks.
Online training and information is available 24-hours a day. Here’s a round-up of the latest 1940 U.S. Census Resources:
Official 1940 U.S. Census Project Website and Blog information and Indexing
National Archives free regional lecture schedule on the 1940 Census.
US Census Bureau training films for 1940 Census enumerators.
Using the 1940 U.S. Census
How to Prepare for the 1940 U.S. Census by Thomas MacEntee at Archives.com, a comprehensive overview of the census release and how to effectively search for your ancestors.
Stephen P. Morse’s comprehensive 1940 Search Engine. It’s a lot easier than 9 to 5 with The Three Stooges.
“Navigating the 1940 US Census” webinar from Legacy Family Tree presented by Thomas MacEntee, free until March 19, 2012.
Online Census Secrets presented by Allison Dolan, Family Tree Magazine Publisher will feature where to find free census records and what to expect when the 1940 census is released.
Nightly 1940 U.S. Census Webinar hosted by RootsMagic and Dear Myrtle April 2-6 to discuss first experiences in using the newly released records.
Help Index the 1940 U.S. Census
1940 U.S. Census Community Project website with links and helps for volunteers ready to index the census.