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1940 First Indexer Award

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:33 am

I (and thousands of other genealogy geeks) have been spending free time indexing the recently released 1940 US Census. On the grand scale, it’s satisfying knowing I am literally helping make history, and more importantly, make history available. On a smaller scale, indexing is a nice way to give back to the community that has provided so much to me for my own research.

In this spirit, The Ancestry Insider has created the 1940 First Indexer Award

1940 First Indexer Award

The displayer of this badge certifies that he or she is a proud indexer of the 1940 Census.

1. Name: Jaime

2. First Indexed: April 6, 2012

3. First Batch: Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota

4. Favorite experience: Getting two subsequent batches from Berwyn, Cook Co., IL. Didn’t see anyone I ‘know’ but lots of familiar names.

5. I learned about this award from the blog of: The Ancestry Insider

If you want to help index, visit Family Search


Award Rules

To earn this award you must index or arbitrate at least one batch of the 1940 Census. Once you have submitted a batch:

1. Copy this entire post, including the rules.
2. Replace the answers to the questions.
3. If you wish, replace the badge with a different size or background. Pick from the choices at
3. Post on your blog.
4. Display the award with pride alongside other awards and badges on your site.

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