Just where did I find that cute little video? On the 1940 census blog, of course. That blog is a wealth of information and statistics about the 1940 census. For instance, did you know that the state of Delaware is completely indexed? If you had relatives living in Delaware in 1940, you can now easily find them!
The 1940 census blog is much more than just information about how the indexing project is progressing, though. Do you want to learn about the culture of the 1940's? Look at the blog. Curious about the news and events that happened in 1940? Look at the blog. (I learned that the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Galloping Gertie, collapsed in Nov. 1940. If you somehow missed that video in science class, be sure to do a youtube search for it.) Are you a Chuck Norris fan? Believe it or not, the 1940 census blog has a post about him, too. Do you enjoy contests? If you would like a chance to win an iPad, check out the blog and start indexing!
Have I persuaded you yet? Go check out the 1940 census blog, subscribe to its feed, make comments, and feel free to share it with others. I'd love to know what you think, too.
[The legal fine print: As part of the1940census.com ambassador program this blog post enters me into a drawing for an iPad.]
Thankful thought: Thanks for the thousands of individuals who are helping with indexing!