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Category: 1940 Census
There are four sites that are indexing the census (see prior article, "Confused? Thought the indexing of 1940 census was a cooperative project by all?"). But if all are indexing the 1940 census, why wouldn't the images look exactly the same?
When it comes down to it, it doesn't matter why they don't but which one is the best. Fortunately for me personally the top two are the ones I use the most. What about you?
The Ancestry Insider Blog has a very good article about this with example images of the census from each and a side-by-side comparison. See the Saturday, April 28, 2012 article, #1940Census Who Has the Best Images?
Check out other articles on the blog regarding the 1940 census & other genealogy articles in the blog.
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... that Alabama (as do the other states) have its own 1940 census information page?
AND that NEAGS is one of the ten 'Participating Societies' that has worked to make Alabama 100% complete for the initial indexing? NEW: 5/31/2012.
... that there are 79,619 images in the 1940 Alabama census? Source: Dick Eastman's 4/17/2012 newsletter.
... that Google & LIFE have collaborated to bring the entire LIFE photo archive online. [1940 images here.] These newly-digitized images include photos & etchings produced & owned by LIFE dating back to the 1750s. You can read more about this exciting collection & search or browse the archive on Google Image Search by adding source:life to your query. Source: April 18th iGoogle widget.
Members of the NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society were among the first indexers for the 1940 Census Project.
One of our NEAGS Members has indexed over 10,000 FamilySearch files. And another 20,000!!!!! Have you indexed anything yet?