Genealogy News Corral, Dec. 12-16

Genealogy News Corral, Dec. 12-16

Genealogy organizations Archives.com, FamilySearch, and Findmypast.co.uk, will work together on the 1940 US Census Community Project. The ambitious project aims to engage online volunteers to publish a name index to the 1940 US Census soon after the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) releases the records to...

Last month, NARA selected Archives.com to host the digitized census records. Ancestry.com also has announced it’ll offer a 1940 census index and the record images free, at least through 2013.

  • FamilySearch’s RootsTech conference, taking place Feb. 2-4 in Salt Lake City, is open for registration. The early bird rate of $149 is valid through Jan. 13, 2012.
  • The National Genealogical Society 2012 Conference, taking place May 8-12 in Cincinnati, also is open for registration. Early bird prices ($175 for NGS members and $210 for nonmembers, plus extra if you want a printed syllabus) are good through March 20.

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  1. I signed up to help index the census a few months ago when the project was first announced. I am looking forward to not only helping to index it but also when it is FINALLY released as I have some relatives on my mother’s side I need to find after 1930.

  2. Patricia Craig Johnson

    I, too, signed up several months ago to help index the 1940 census when it is released. Is there any central site to check to find news about this project? I never heard from anyone that my offer was received.
    Patricia – Anxious to help in Texas