Sunday, April 29, 2012

1940 Census Indexing Hint

I was indexing a census batch this afternoon and had a practically unreadable surname. It is the surname on line 51. My first guess was Schmoe. That is obviously a poor choice.

Then I noticed that the last family member was on one of the supplemental information lines. When I looked at the supplemental lines I saw that the surname is clearly Schnoor. It pays to explore all options.

1940 Census Indexing Project

We have 32 volunteer indexers for the 1940 Census. Our group has indexed over 64,000 names for the project. That is less than 1/2 of 1% of the entire census. WE NEED MORE HELP! If you would like to help all genealogists with their research, contact us at You can also joint the census indexing project from