Saturday, March 31, 2012

Special Edition Saturday: Blogger Frustration And Internet Options

While I am considering my Google/Blogger options, I will point you to some internet fun (and by the way, Google has messed up YouTube at the same time they have messed up Blogger.  Bad, Google!   Just because Google+ is a miserable failure, you don't have to take it out on YouTube....Grow up.)

Dear Readers, I encourage you to spend some time on Ancestry.com this weekend.  Start climbing your family tree....It's a lot of fun.  You know that we Preppies are into our lineage!!!

I am excited to announce that Ancestry has made   
The Classic Preppy one of their Ancestry Aces.  That means I will be able to keep you updated on the latest news, especially about the 1940 Census, which the government will open on April 2nd.  Here's the latest:

The National Archives and Records Administration will open the 1940 U.S. Federal Census on April 2, 2012—the first time this collection will be made available to the public. Once we receive the census, we will begin uploading census images to our site so the public can browse them. Initially, this collection will be what we call a browse-only collection. This means a person can scroll through the pages of the census districts much like you would look at a microfilm or a book. At the same time, we will be working behind the scenes to create an index of the census that will eventually allow people to search for their family members by name as they currently can with all other censuses on Ancestry.com. Note also that the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be accessible free of charge throughout 2012 on Ancestry.com.

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