I added a new icon to my sidebar this evening — the 1940 Census Ambassador Badge. I joined last week as I am going to be contributing to the creation of the index.
So much has been made available online about the upcoming census that I will not rehash here. In short, when the census images are released on April 2nd, there will not be an index. The only way to find people will be to really have a good sense of where they were living. An index would be far more useful so there is a multi-partner initiative that is encouraging us all to volunteer and help create the index.
More excitingly for me is that I created a group for the TNGenWeb Project so that we can work as individual indexers, but contribute “points” towards our group. More information about that is on the TNGenWeb site, so if you would like to be on our team, just let me know.