Thursday, June 7, 2012

1940 Census Time!

Hello everyone,
I know it has been an extremely long time since the last time I blogged about genealogy, but my schedule has been crazy. I was in Massage Therapy School and really have not had time to do much but study. Graduation now behind me, I've been working hard helping FamilySearch.Org, along with many other members of the site, index the 1940 census so I can continue on with my genealogy work. Unfortunately, in my family, I am unable to search for anyone by enumeration district as they moved around to much and lived in large cities like Chicago and Minneapolis. Alas, I have been trying to wait patiently and offered a helping hand so that we can all search indexed records. It has been quite the rewarding experience. It is amazing how much work goes into indexing, I will tell you that. Today they started giving out badges for our work in all the states we have been apart of. My badges so far:

If any of you have the chance to index records, I invite you to do so! It looks like volunteers have been able to finish a large chunk of the indexing a month ahead of schedule.