On your Mark, Get set, Go….Its 1940 Census time!

1940-census-genericSo today is the day, after a 72 year wait the 1940 Census is here.  It’s a big day for a lot of genealogists around the country (and perhaps world) because today at 9:00 am the 1940 US Census is made public. It is my understanding that this is the first time that the census is being released on day 1 as digital images.  Previous releases were done using microfilm.

Sharing your Genealogy Research

sharingI have been interested in my families’ genealogy for around 10 years now.  I remember that my first real start was in the summer of 2002, when my uncle Phil gave me some of the research he had done on the family.  I looked at the info that he gave me, and then set it aside.  I did not really get started on doing some real research until about 6 years ago.

My Family tree....By the numbers

Every year I set a few goals for the year, and often time, goals about my family tree are in the works.  In the past I have been more concerned about "growing" the tree based on the number of individuals alone, but this year I am also looking to improve the "Quality" of the tree, by increasing the number and use of sources in the tree.  Previously, it was easy to discern if I had met my goal, just record the number of Individuals that I had before the year started, and compare to the number I have at the end of the year.

7th and 8th NSSAR Supplementals approved

SAR logoSome of you may know that I am an active member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).  To be a member you must be able to prove direct descent from an individual that either fought for or in some other manner supported the American cause in the Revolutionary War.  I became an approved member on April 12, 2008.