1940 US Census Index Simulation

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Good Morning and Happy Tuesday, there is only a couple more weeks left til the official release of the 1940 US Census Index, 20 days according to the Count down clock.  You can try your hand at indexing the 1940 US Census through an indexing simulation. Just simply download and launch the indexing software. Then click on the Download Batch button in the software interface. At the top of the list of available projects, choose either *SIMULATION* 1940 US Census (Part 1) or *SIMULATION* 1940 US Census (Part 2) and then click the OK button to download one of these batches.

Help Getting Started?

Here are a few video tutorials along with documentation for how to get started with the indexing software are now available online at The1940Census.com.

For those who are participating as members of societies, Getting Started with Indexing includes instructions on associating an indexing account with a specific society or other indexing group.


These images on the simulation have been created based on the 1940 census form and are not real historical records. Additionally, there is only one training batch under each simulation. Use these simulation batches to learn what the 1940 census will be like or to train others prior to the release of the 1940 census.


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