08 April 2012

1940 Census: Can't Get Enough?



We've all seen them. Any of us that are on Twitter or Facebook, we've seen them. An entirely new series of comics, humor, all designed around the addiction that is the 1940 Census. There is the "1940 Census Whisperer", sites such as Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com, and others; all helping us learn and develop our skills as we go through this process together.

But, it all started with the 1940 US Census Project.

The hype. The media attention. The energy behind the project.

You've probably seen the page. You may have even visited it. Filled with valuable information and helpful hints. Did you know they have a blog? That's right, the 1940 US Census Project has a blog. It's as if the census itself was talking to us. With contributing authors such as Josh Taylor of findmypast.com and Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers, the posts have been interesting at the least and incredibly entertaining.

There is still so much to learn! Every day, genealogists from around the world have been sharing their results with the rest of us. Every day, more pages are indexed; hand writing deciphered, confusing households made to be not quite so confusing. I encourage all of you to retain the excitement, keep up the hype. This endeavor of tracing the past through the individual or family unit is full of twists and turns, and so is the 1940 US Census.

Learn more by viewing the blog (see link above) and keeping up to date by following Twitter #1940Census.