Presentation: Dr. Stephen P. Morse Getting Ready for the 1940 Census: Searching without a Name Index.
The 1940 Census will finally be available for searching on April 2, 2012 (since April 1 falls on a Sunday). It will be scanned and placed online for free - unlike other previous census. But a complete name index will not exist until at least six months after opening day. That means the only way to access the census initially will be by location.
Who is not daunted by such bumps in the road? Steve Morse, who developed the One-Step web pages. Come and learn about this census and how Steve Morse will help you find your way around before there is a complete name index available!
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.