Comments on: 1940 U.S. Census: So Many Questions Waiting to be Answered http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:07:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Marv Kennebeckhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55703 Marv Kennebeck Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:49:10 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55703 As a US Army dependent, age 8, I was living on an Army post on Corregidor in 1940. Just curious to know if there was any attempt to count military families outside the United States?

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By: darlene8705http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55282 darlene8705 Wed, 02 May 2012 19:25:34 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55282 Relax guys, there may be duplication between companies, but do you ever find individual private companies sharing the efforts of their company with another company? Strictly speaking, that sort of sharing could be bad for business. Heaven forbid that these companys do something that might get Uncle Sam on their backs, like sometimes happen in the stock market. Insider trading, etc?
Let’s face it, sharing info can be rather touchy sometimes. Even something like a birthdate that a person is born with. I’m going to wait. I’ve waited this long, I can wait a bit longer.

Respectfully
Darlene8705

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By: danniebhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55064 dannieb Sat, 21 Apr 2012 01:07:12 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55064 A recent (today) update to the 1940 census progress page now shows all states in process.
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442

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By: danniebhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55009 dannieb Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:37:39 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55009 Nick,
Now that’s disappointing! A company response to defend the duplicated blogs, but no reply to the MANY questions regarding indexing status.
Sad, sad, sad.

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By: Lincoln Loweryhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55006 Lincoln Lowery Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:17:00 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55006 Anya401 – What indexing project are you referring to? Ancestry’s? Or another site? I was under the understanding that Ancestry does not have volunteers doing this. Are you saying that Ancestry has already done 36 million records, but they need to be arbitrated?

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By: Nick Cifuenteshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55003 Nick Cifuentes Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:16:12 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55003 Just to make sure everyone knows, we have both Sticky Notes and this blog, each has it’s own mission to deliver you content that is both interesting, engaging and informational as possible. On occasion, we’ll cross promote key articles across both blogs. This is only on occasion and we’ve only done this a few times. We appreciate your feedback and always let us know if we can help.

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By: MaryKayhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55002 MaryKay Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:14:43 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55002 I had become discouraged about the long wait for indexing also. This afternoon, however, I clicked on the U.S. City Directories (Beta) under the new records. I found new 1940 addresses for my relatives and have already located many of them in the 1940 census.
I am a happy camper!

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By: BobNYhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55001 BobNY Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:52:34 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55001 scwbcm # 25

Theoretically they should have different content since they ostensibly have different missions. If you were to believe ther marketing fluff for this blog, “Here you will find informational, and sometimes fun, posts from the folks behind the scenes here at Ancestry.com. ” Whereas sticky-notes “is meant to compliment our already established blog and be more of a place where you can share and discover stories and more.”

However, lately what you have been finding here are these innocuous little share and discover pieces placed here by their social media maven who then never responds to the comments. And this is from someone who once posted “As you’ve learned from countless articles you’ve read, transparency and full disclosure are key to creating a stronger, more efficient social business.”

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By: scwbcmhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-55000 scwbcm Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:45:29 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-55000 I agree about the sticky note blog. I am curious why there appear to be some different items for the three blogs, facebook, sticky notes and here. Do I need to check all three locations?

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By: Anya401http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/04/17/1940-u-s-census-so-many-questions-waiting-to-be-answered/#comment-54999 Anya401 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:52:07 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=7361#comment-54999 I am working as an indexer on the census project. It is MASSIVE. We have indexed some 36 million records already, but this undertaking is huge. I believe Delaware is searchable. Please understand that once a particular census is indexed it then goes to arbitration to check for mistakes. If there are mistakes, those have to be corrected. The last numbers I saw said that the arbitration process is much farther behind the indexing process. It just takes a LOT of time to get these done. The population of the US in 1940 was over 132 million. It’s going to be a while. You can look here on ancestry at the 1940 census. Take a look at any state and you can see how massive this undertaking really is. It took years to get the 1930 out there. This census is actually being indexed in record time. Just try to be patient. We are working our fingers to the bone here.

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