18 April 2012

findmypast Will Tell You When They've Found Your Ancestors!

If you are like me and just don’t have the time to trawl through the newly released 1940 census pages and so are waiting for them to be indexed, well, findmypast.com has a new feature to make this practically hassle-free ...

If you tell us who you are searching for in 1940, we will email you once we've tracked them down.

The only information we need is which state the person was living in at the time of the 1940 Census. “As soon as that state is indexed, we will run a program against the data to find the individual you’re looking for you and then email you the links we find”, says Brian Speckart from findmypast.com. “We’re taking the hassle and delay out of searching.”

Findmypast.com is the new U.S. addition to the global network of findmypast family history websites, launched in a limited, early form in time for the 1940 Census. Its unique new, customized feature, created for the 1940 Census, is called “We’ll find them for you” and is now live. http://www.findmypast.com

I’ve signed up to have my dad searched for – this is the first and only census where he will show up with his mother and father (his father died a few years later).  I’ve got my fingers crossed!  I’ll let you know how it goes!  And, if you use this service, please let us know your experience!

Editor’s Note: You do have to be registered with findmypast.com, which is free, to take advantage of this service.  When you submit a request, you will get an acknowledgement, though, the acknowledgement doesn’t contain the details you provided and so you may want to note those separately!

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