Help wanted: volunteers needed to index the 1940 census

Excitement is growing as it’s now just weeks before the National Archives releases the 1940 U.S. Census to the public.

The April 2 release date is important, especially since images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images, the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project website reports.

While the images will be online, there won’t be an index. That’s where the project – a joint initiative between, FamilySearch,, and other leading genealogy organizations, will coordinate efforts to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online with free and open access, the website said.

Volunteers are needed to help transcribe and index the Census. You can do as little or as much as you like, and will be provided project software.

For more information, go to click here for the project’s website.


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