2    Apr 20126 comments

1940 census fever!

The 1940 Census buzz has reached fever pitch as the records are made public and we’re really excited to be a part of this historic moment for the global genealogy community.

At 12.01am Monday, at the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) offices in Maryland, we received the 1940 US Federal Census images. We immediately headed to our new data center to begin uploading the images for our users.

As we’ve announced on this blog, we’re providing access to the census (images and index) for free and we’ll provide automatic alerts whenever there’s a match between your family tree and a census record. Continue reading "1940 census fever!" »

29    Mar 20122 comments

The missing link: Finding an enumeration district

This post is from Mark Olsen, MyHeritage business development manager and genealogist:

As a genealogist, I’m excited about the release of the 1940 census. Not only will it be online but - better yet - it will be available directly from WorldVitalRecords.com and MyHeritage.com on the very day that NARA releases the census to the public.

It is essential for researchers to know their enumeration districts (EDs) to ensure their early success on April 2nd. The last thing you want to do is call Grandma to help you find the location you should be searching instead of actually spending time in the census images. Continue reading "The missing link: Finding an enumeration district" »

22    Mar 20125 comments

The 1940 US Census is coming to MyHeritage! Free!

1940 US Census is coming to MyHeritageMillions of people in the USA and around the world are counting the hours until the release of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census.

At MyHeritage, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re playing our part in this big moment in family history and, as of April 2, we’ll be offering you the census images and a growing searchable name index, completely free of charge.

But the big news doesn’t end there! We’ve decided to go one step further and bring the records directly to you. Continue reading "The 1940 US Census is coming to MyHeritage! Free!" »

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