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    1. Re: [NCWARREN] NCWARREN Digest, Vol 11, Issue 1
    2. Julie Nielsen Cabitto via
    3. This post from Eastman was dated 2011. I'm quite sure that FamilySearch has the entire 1940 Census indexed, a few years back. Several of my friends & I helped do indexing for it to appear free to everyone on Julie Cabitto On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM, <[email protected]> wrote: > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. 1940 Census Images Soon to be available > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:16:12 -0600 > Subject: [NCWARREN] 1940 Census Images Soon to be available > To: "ncfrankl" <[email protected]>, "ncgranvi" > <[email protected]>, "ncwarren" <[email protected] > >, > "nchalifa" <[email protected]>, "ncvance" < > [email protected]> > Message-ID: <[email protected]> > Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1"; > reply-type=original > > The following was in today's Eastman Newsletter, I think all researchers > will > be interested: > > 1940 U.S. Census Hosting Awarded to > > The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration long ago announced > that the 1940 census records would be hosted online as digital images free > of charge, beginning on April 2, 2012. However, until now, NARA did not > mention WHERE the images would be found. Since the National Archives and > Records Administration does not have enough web servers or personnel to do > the hosting on the web site, the assumption has always been > that NARA would contract with a commercial firm to provide the hosting. > > Fierce competition has existed amongst four different genealogy services > for > the rights to be the first and the official hosting service. However, the > contract for the hosting company was not awarded until this week. > > The 1940 census will first be hosted at a new web site owned and managed by > > > Technically, the contract was awarded to Inflection, a Silicon Valley-based > technology company in Redwood City, California. However, Inflection is the > parent company of, a genealogy web site. I would expect the > census to appear on the site, not on the parent company's > site. > > The contract was awarded at zero cost. That is, Inflection/ is > not charging the government anything for hosting the images. The agreement > is for a one-year contract with options for up to four one-year extensions. > > Keep in mind that NARA is releasing all the 1940 census records as free > digital images. However, there will be no index on April 2. That is, you > will not be able to enter a name and then be immediately taken to the > page(s) where that name appears. Instead, you will need to search the > online > census images in the same manner that genealogists search unindexed records > on microfilm: one page at a time. > > and its partners will also publish the 1940 U.S. Federal > Census for free on April 2, 2012, the day the census is released by NARA. > However, states "and its partners" so we can assume the > partnership will be between and In addition, > will also provide digital images to tens of thousands of > volunteers to start transcribing the records so they become searchable. > > Complete publication of the index will depend on how many volunteers can > help. In fact, this is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved > with > indexing. > > The 1940 census included several standard questions, such as: name, age, > gender, race, education, and place of birth. But the census also introduced > some new questions. One example is that the enumerator was instructed to > mark (with a circled x) who in the household responded to the census > questions. Other questions included whether the person worked for the CCC, > WPA, or NYA the week of March 24-30, 1940, and the income for the 12 months > ending December 31, 1939. > > As part of the census, 5% of respondents (two names per page) were asked > supplemental questions, which included the place of birth of the person's > father and mother, the respondent's usual occupation (not just for the week > of March 24-30), and questions related to marriage for all women who were > or > had been married. The enumerators asked women if they had been married more > than once, the age at first marriage, and the total number of children to > whom they had ever given birth. > > You can learn more about the data contained within the 1940 census at > > > You can learn more about FamilySearch's plans for indexing at > > --------------------------- > The complete article and further reading can be found here: > > > > > > Deloris Williams > NCGenWeb- Asst. State Coordinator #1 > > County Coordinator for: > Franklin - > Granville- > Halifax- > Vance- > > > > ------------------------------ > > To contact the NCWARREN list administrator, send an email to > [email protected] > > To post a message to the NCWARREN mailing list, send an email to > [email protected] > > __________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] > with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body > of the > email with no additional text. > > > End of NCWARREN Digest, Vol 11, Issue 1 > *************************************** > -- *Julie Nielsen Cabitto*

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