1940 Census Rocks Genealogy World

Almost all the chatter in online genealogy circles this week has been about the release of images of the 1940 census. If you are interested, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, and archives.gov have the images for free (and there are other sources for free also). That’s the good news.

The not-so-good news is that these sites are being bombarded with search requests and you might have trouble getting on. (Hint: what are you doing at 2 a.m.?) Also, not all states are loaded on all sites yet, and any indexes you might find are (1) not complete, (2) not there at all, or (3) hastily done (as in: will there be errors).

This should all calm down and get better in days to come.

If you live in or near Wood County, you will want to come to our April meeting when we will have a guest speaker all about the 1940 census.

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