Megan Smolenyak Joins as Family History Advisor to Archives.comby Julie Hill
Posted on March 22, 2012
We're passionate about this message because of the central role that Archives.com is playing in the launch of the 1940 census images April 2, and in sponsorship of the 1940 Census Community Project. Confused? Don't be! Here's what is happening:
Archives.com has partnered with then National Archives.com to make the 1940 census images free and digitally available April 2 at 9AM Eastern at 1940census.archives.gov. Archives.com is also a co-sponsor of a community initiative to create a name-index for the 1940 census, which will also be free on Archives.com and other partner sites. You can learn more, or sign up as a volunteer, at the1940census.com.
If Megan's name sounds familiar (a name like "Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak" is hard to forget), maybe it's because you've read one of her six books, such as her recently released Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing. Maybe you follow her Huffington Post column. Perhaps you've seen some of her appearances on Who Do You Think You Are, Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Early Show, CNN, and others.
Megan brings to Archives.com more than 20 years experience as a researcher who pushes the boundaries of conventional genealogy. Not only is she a respected researcher, writer, and speaker, Megan truly is a "genealogical adventurer"!
"She's baaack... !"
Megan also brings a unique perspective to the release of the 1940 census. She was present at the official release of the 1930 census back in 2002! (We hope that she didn't get in trouble for not returning her ticket!)
Megan is a fantastic addition to our growing team. We are happy to have her, and to further spread the message about the 1940 census!
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