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The National Archives is webcasting its 1940 census opening ceremonies next Monday,
April 2 at 8:30 a.m. As the big day gets closer, the link to view the ceremony will
be posted at 1940census.archives.gov.
If you’re on Twitter, go to the early bird tweet-up beforehand, where you can meet
the ceremony speakers and chat with a genealogy expert. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Libraries and genealogical societies all over the United States are holding their
own workshops to help you find ancestors in the 1940 census. Here’s a sampling—check
library and society websites for classes near you:
Alabama: At the Birmingham Public Library Central Branch, you can attend 40
is the New 30: Using the 1940 Census, April 21 at 10 a.m. Registration costs $5.
California: Live it up in Oakland at a 1940 Census Party, organized by the
African-American Genealogical Society of Northern California, the California Genealogical
Society and Library, and the Oakland Family History Center. The event is April 9,
2012, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Oakland Family History Center. Learn
more an d register here.
Indiana: The Indiana State Library will hold a Clues
to Researching the 1940 Census workshop Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. in
the History Reference Room.
The Allen County, Ind., public library is holding Introduction to the 1940 Census
workshops April 2 at 2:30 p.m. and April 7 at 10 a.m. Get
more details on the library’s events calendar.
Ohio: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will present the 1940
Census Is Here: Techniques for Achieving Top Search Results with Genealogy and
Local History Department Manager Patricia Van Skaik. The program takes place Saturday,
April 7 at 2 p.m.
New York: The Broome County, NY, public library is holding a Finding
Your Relatives in the 1940 Census workshop April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
for your ancestors in the 1940 Federal Census April Thursday, April 12, at 3:15
at the New York Public Library in New York City.
South Carolina: The South Carolina State Library in Columbia will host a free
workshop about the 1940 census on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. to noon.
Tennessee: On April 14, the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville
will host a seminar on the 1940 census April 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It’s free, but
reservations are required due to limited seating availability. Click
here for contact information.
You’ll also learn what you need to know to find ancestors in 1940 from our free 1940
census video class. Find
the class and other 1940 census tips on FamilyTreeMagazine.com.