Keeping Up With The 1940 Census Project Blog

Have you checked out the 1940 Census Project Blog? If you haven’t you need to head on over there! Not only do they have some amazing contests, but they also have some very interesting articles about the life and times during the 1940s. While your there add them to your RSS Feed, so you’ll always be up-to-date and you can share some of the interesting stories there with all your friends on Facebook, twitter, and google+!  Comments are always welcomed, too!

Some of my favorite post on the blog are:

We just found Judy Garland and Walt Disney, who will you uncover in the 1940 census?

  • Have you found any famous persons in the 1940 census? Well some very notable people have been found such as Judy Garland, Walt Disney and Chuck Norris!

Housework in the 1940s

  • Have you ever wondered how the house was kept clean during rationing? Well this article gives you the answer!

Weekly Contest – Week of April 9 (Index to win an iPad!)

  • Want to win an iPad? Check out the blog for this week contest and check back often because there giving lots of stuff away!

They also have great posts from other ambassador bloggers, help for indexing and for searching the 1940 census!

Don’t forget if you haven’t already signed up to index the 1940 census to get over and do that too! In the first week of indexing this is what has been accomplished:

  • More than 113,000 volunteers are working to index and arbitrate
  • More than 12.3 million names have been indexed.
  • More than 5.3 million names have been arbitrated.
  • 22 states have been posted for indexing.
  • 4 states are 75% or more complete
  • 1 state (Delaware) has been completely indexed and is ready for posting.

Check at the full post here!1940 census

Happy indexing!!


As part of ambassador program this blog post enters me into a drawing for an iPad!

Photo is from the Judy Garland Database!


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