The 1940 Census Community Project is FINISHED

We did it! The word just received from the 1940 US Census Community Project is just that! It’s a really good feeling to have been part of those 160,000 volunteers. “Today just before 2:00 p.m. (MDT), the very last batch of the 1940 US Census was arbitrated and submitted for publication. The indexing portion of […]

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Minnesota 1940 census index now available!

The index for the Minnesota 1940 census has gone live at www.findmypast.com! My plans for the day are now changed. I am guessing it will be at www.familysearch.org pretty soon. These indexes and images are FREE. This index was created by volunteers from all over the world. Many volunteers from the Minnesota Genealogical Society participated […]

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Minnesota 1940 census is 19% indexed

That is amazing news. In less than a month since the 1940 census was made public, volunteers have indexed 19% of the 1940 U.S. census for Minnesota. I love indexing my home state. I recognize many names or can easily figure out what the enumerator wrote in most cases. I love seeing the multi-generation families […]

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