Motivation Monday – Join Family Search Indexing

With just 14 days until the 1940 Census will be available, we need your help to create an index. When the Census is released searching for your ancestors is going to take some work. With the help of volunteers, like you and me, there will be an index created, so that finding your ancestors will be easier! 

Beginning Monday, March 19th, there will be a contest that anyone can enter at main 1940 Census Blog.  The contest will require you to download the Family Search Indexing software and complete a practice simulation of what the 1940 Census will look like.  That’s all you have to do!  One entrant will be chosen at random to win a $100 Visa gift card and two entrants will be chosen to win $50 Visa gift cards. After you complete this make sure you go to the Games and Prizes section of the 1940 census site to enter your name for the drawing!

If you’ve already completed the simulation 1940 census in the last 60 days you qualify to enter this contest!

I don’t know about you but just having the index of the 1940 Census will be the best gift! But hey a free gift card doesn’t hurt either!! Also, while your there check out the entire 1940 Census site, they have lots of interesting information about the 1940s and the Census!

Please sign up for Family Search Indexing, besides the upcoming 1940 Census, there are many other valuable records from across the world that need to be indexed. With your help more people will find their ancestors! If your interested in entering the contest click here!

Happy indexing!


Since I’m a member of  the 1940 ambassador program, I have to let you guys know that, “As part of ambassador program this blog post enters me into a drawing for Amazon Kindle Fire.”


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