Thursday, February 23, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Thursday already!   Hello readers.  R u all happy with your genealogy research?   R u stuck and just cant find a relative?   Remember, tomorrow is FRee FRiday GEnealogy QUestion?   Today, I am going to talk about the 1940 Census coming out in April.   Are u getting excited about finding more information about your ancestors?  R any of you out there helping to index the census through Family Search.   No matter what experience you have, helping out would be great.   Go to   I am getting excited about the realease.
 The 1940 U.S. Federal Census is the largest, most comprehensive, and most recent record set available that records the names of those who were living in the United States at the time the census was taken.
132 million people were living in the 48 Continental United States in 1940.
Tens of millions of people living in the United States in 1940 are still living today, making this a record set that connects people with recent family records.
Many of these individuals are part of what has been called the greatest generation.
These are people who:
  • Survived the Great Depression
  • Fought in the Second World War
  • Innovated technology (TV, Microwave)
  • Sacrificed in the name of freedom
  • Practiced thrift and compassion
  • Understood hard work and industry
The people in the 1940 census deserve to have their records preserved and made available online.

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