Countdown: 1940 US Census

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With only 14 days left until the official launch of the 1940’s US Census Project– are you ready?  I know that many in my Genealogy Groups on Cafemom are getting excited. Here is the best resources to get more information on the 1940 US Census Project site. Here are the steps to enter this week’s contest and reward yourself for getting ready!

My Great Grandfather Raymond F. Durbin

 Go visit the Games and Prizes page of the 1940 Blog to join this weeks  project contests. Then follow the below steps to qualify for this week’s prizes.

Forrest Gray, husband of Joy Akin Grey

 Ready, Set, Go! The Index Game (March 19-30)

  1. To qualify for this week’s drawing, download the indexing software.
  2. Finish a 1940 U.S. Census simulation batch before 11:59pm MT March 30, 2012.
  3. Finish a practice batch,  just launch the indexing application from your desktop a download from Family Click “Download Batch” and look for *SIMULATION* 1940 U.S. Census.

That’s all you need to do and if you’ve had the opportunity to have already finished a 1940 simulation batch in the past 60 days you already qualify for the contest. Next you will have to do is opt in using the form on the Games and Prizes page to be eligible to win this week’s prize.

There will be two qualified volunteers that will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Visa gift card and one qualified entrant will be chosen at random to receive a $100 Visa gift card!  You can always e-mail the 1940 Census blog at with questions.

Here are some interesting facts about my family. In 1940 my Grandma was 14 and had grown up during the Great Depression. My Great Grandparents moved a lot between New Mexico and Nevada City, California. It will be exciting to see where they lived in 1940, I will be able to place photos with more actuate places than we have been guessing.

Ula Mae(Great Grandma) and Ola Durbin(Grandma) around 1928

Great Great Aunt Lovella with My Grandma Ola Durbin around 1932

Sister’s Pat and Ola Durbin as teens

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