Here's a link to a good article about the 1940 census by Diane Haddad of Family Tree Magazine.
For all those with ties to Newark, NJ, check our Google calendar for information regarding an intriguing talk on Monday, March 26: Uncovering Newark's Hidden Treasures: The Newark Archives Project.
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland today announced the "SurnameDistribution Mapper" - a tool designed to help genealogy researchers graphically understand where their family names first appeared in the 19th century records and visualize how the family spread throughout Poland by decades from the early 1800s into the first part of the 20th century.
The Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, March 20, at 10:00 AM. (EDT). One of the four bills introduced in Congress which if enacted, would limit access to the SSDI. See this website for information and for watching the hearing live on video streaming: http://tinyurl.com/7gvb8jm
From Jan Meisels:
"Legacy Family Tree offers a series of webinars that are of interest to the genealogical community. They are free and after a time period they may be purchased by CD. The latest webinar is Navigating the 1940 U.S. Census by Thomas MacEntee. The webinar was live on March 7 -- It is available for free for listening until March 19, 2012. Go to www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to listen to it. Scroll down to about half-way on the page where they notice the webinars already given.
The webinar prominently focuses on the Steve Morse One Step Website (www.stevemorese.org). At the top of the website page is a listening of future webinars through the rest of the year."
This, and many other webinars, are listed on the calendar on our home page.