The launch of the 1940 US Census Community Project is nowless than 40 days away! Thousands of people and hundreds of genealogy societies and other organizations have signed up to helpprovide free and open access to this amazing collectionby indexing the census images to make them searchable online.
The indexing infrastructure has undergone a significant upgrade just this week as we make final preparations for the launch of this monumental effort.
Get Ready Now
Many indexing projects are now available to help you learn how the indexing software works and to help you train for the release of the 1940 US federal census on April 2. These projects include the following:
The 1940 census includes those who have been called “the Greatest Generation.” Get ready to index these records to ensure that everyone can be found, every connection can be made, and every legacy can be preserved.
Spread the Word
You can help us spread the word, even if you can’t find time to participate in indexing right now. Getting others involved will make the indexing effort go more quickly.
Here are a few ways to let others know about this nationwide opportunity for service: