December 17, 2011

The 1940 United States Census Indexing Project

A genealogy volunteer opportunity. We can index a page, a set of pages, a neighborhood or a city from the 1940 census. We can download the software and pick a project now. The census will become available in April 2012. I'm going to volunteer to index at least two pages. The pages that show where my parents were living as small children in 1940.

December 15, 2011

RootsWeb - Social Security Death Index no longer available

RootsWeb has removed their free Social Security Death Index. Per the note, you can access the fee required SSDI at

Good news! We can still access the Social Security Death Index for free at

December 13, 2011

Find A Grave - Elsie Lyon Ward

A volunteer that maintained my Gramma's memorial became ill. I sent an e-mail to Find A Grave and they gave me maintenance responsibility for her memorial. Elsie Mae Lyon Ward. I updated her birth and death information.