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Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census - free webinar now online by Thomas MacEntee

ThomasMacentee-smallIf you have ancestors in the 1940 U.S. Census you need to watch the recording of today's webinar by Thomas MacEntee. He taught about:

  • what information will you find in the census?
  • how to locate the images (since there is no index yet)
  • how to volunteer to index the census
  • the one-step tools at the Stephen Morse site
  • other census resources

Another great presentation Thomas! One viewer commented, "I would NEVER have been able to search the 1940 census without this seminar! WONDERFUL PRESENTATION!" I couldn't agree more.

At the end, I had the pleasure of announcing the brand new Census Searching tools in Legacy Family Tree. The new tool, which will create a report of all persons who would have been alive in 1940 so you know who to search for, will be available in a free update of Legacy within the next day or two. The tool will also work for censuses around the world. Stay tuned....

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 26 minute recording of Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit to watch. It is available for free until March 19, 2012.

2012-03-07-cdwebPre-order the webinar-on-CD

Own your own copy of Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the 1 hour 26 minute recording of the class, the complete Q/A session, and 10 pages of handouts. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of 1940 that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, March 12, 2012.

WebinarlogoRegister for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • DNA Research for Genealogists: Beyond the Basics with Ugo Perego. March 21.
  • Obituaries: Clues to Look For. Tips for making sure you get the full benefit from an obituary notice with Tom Kemp, March 28.
  • Digital Writing Tools for Genealogists with Lisa Alzo, March 30.
  • The Pursuit from Genealogy Hobbyist to Professional with John Kitzmiller and Claire Brison-Banks, April 4.
  • Genealogy on the Go - the Families app for your Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad with Malcolm Green, April 11.
  • Using Legacy Family Tree to Support Family Groups/Organizations with Geoff Rasmussen and Ken McGinnis, April 14.
  • Researching Your Scottish Ancestors with Marie Dougan, April 18.
  • Reverse Genealogy: Finding the Living with Megan Smolenyak, April 25.
  • Researching Your Pennsylvania Ancestors with Lisa Alzo, May 2.
  • Researching Your New York Ancestors with Thomas MacEntee, May 30.
  • Researching Your German Ancestors with Kory Meyerink, June 6.
  • Putting Flesh on the Bones with Ron Arons, June 13.
  • Marriages and Anniversaries. Mining newspapers for engagements, marriages, anniversaries, and divorce records with Tom Kemp, June 20.
  • Staying Safe with Social Media with Thomas MacEntee, June 22.
  • Digital Images for Genealogists and Technologists: scanning, digitizing, editing, and preserving your photos with Geoff Rasmussen. June 27.
  • The Quest for your English Ancestors with Claire V. Brisson-Banks. July 11.
  • Plan Your Way to Research Success with Marian Pierre-Louis, July 18.
  • Neglected History by Megan Smolenyak, August 1.
  • Wikis for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee. August 8.
  • The 5 C's for Success in Genealogy Today with Barbara Renick. August 22.
  • Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More from Passenger Lists with Lisa Alzo. September 5.
  • What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? with Michael Hait. September 12.
  • Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records with Mary Hill. September 19.
  • Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree with Geoff Rasmussen. September 26.
  • Privacy and our Ancestors with Thomas MacEntee. October 3.
  • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. October 10.
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers with Marian Pierre-Louis, October 17.
  • Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research with Michael Hait. October 24.
  • Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall with Judy Wight. October 31.
  • Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin with Linda Geiger. November 14.
  • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources with Mary Hill. November 28.

Click here to register.

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Enjoyed the video on the Family Search pilot site. I will start working on it toromrow. Your Treasure Maps newsletter is very interesting and I have been reading it for a few months now. I am 80 years old and have been doing genealogy for two years now, and I love it. I have found out so much about my family, but my siblings are not impressed. Nevertheless, it gives me something to do that makes my life really satisfying.By the way, I have now indexed 6000 records for Family Search, because I feel that I need to pay back for all the free information that they and others provide to us hobbyists. Good health to you and your family.

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