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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 the public April
2, 2012. All three partners will provide access to the free index on their websites.
You can sign up to be an indexer at www.the1940census.com.
Last month, NARA
selected Archives.com to host the digitized census records. Ancestry.com also
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,
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.
on Dear Myrtle’s blog that genealogy expert and Evidence! author
Elizabeth Shown Mills now has a website where she explains her research methodologies.
You can visit Mills’ Historic
Pathways site here.