When digital access to the 1940 rolls out on Monday, April 2nd
at 9 am Eastern time, only the National Archives
will have the data. The 1940 Census will not have a name index for searching when it first becomes available. In order to locate someone, you will need to know his or her address and the Census enumeration district in which that address was located.
To determine the enumeration district, go to the Online Public Access
page put in the name of the town, the county and the state. Check the search results for the 1940 enumeration district number. With that information you will be ready to search the 1940 census!
Check out the detailed questions asked in the 1940 census
A helpful and entertaining National Archives video (which includes footage from a 1940 film to inform the public about the census) is posted at YouTube
Databases like Ancestry Library are working to have the 1940 census available on its site in the near future.
|posted Mar 30, 2012 by JoEllen H.
Soon many science textbooks
will take on a new look. Unlike the traditional hardcover works found in college bookstores, students will now have permanent access to these printed editions on their computer.
from all around Minnesota highlighting the High School Basketball Tournament.
Do your loved ones know your healthcare wishes? Free legal help on advance care directives available on April 16 at William Mitchell College of Law
. Learn more
. Search the catalog by subject, Advance Directives (Medical Care), for additional library materials.
is the authority to check out those forwarded emails and internet stories. Did it really happen? Likely not!
|posted Mar 26, 2012 by Dulcey H.
Don't turn your house into an assisted living center. Universal design incorporates attractive, east-to-use appliances and other devices.
The U. S. Government Printing Office (GPO) continues to develop mobile apps
to expand its mission of Keeping America Informed. Be sure to check out the apps
for official information from other Federal agencies too.
Donate your discards
. Hennepin County shares possible places to donate items you don't want.
|posted Mar 21, 2012 by Linda P.
The Digitization Project of the Einstein Archives
, to be completed in 2012, has 2000 images of documents written by Einstein and a searchable database of over 80,000 records of documents.
|posted Mar 20, 2012 by Roberta R.
Think your invention might be patentable? Click here
to get answers to your questions.
Dates: April 14, 2012 ; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Highlights of the event at the Minnesota Historical Center include a fashion show sponsored by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent; performances by the Tibetan American Foundation of MN dance group and the Vietnamese Hoang Anh dance group. Demonstrations and mini-classes in Laotian weaving, Thai and Nepali/Tibetan cooking, Thai fruit carving, Oriental paper crafts and Philippine combat.
Even after the recent grueling cold and flu season, the sniffling may not end soon. Unseasonably warm
temperatures may trigger an early and uncomfortable allergy season
. Wondering if your or your child's sniffles are allergy or cold induced? Watch this video
, learn more about allergies in children
, and monitor pollen and mold levels reported on Pollen.com
or the National Allergy Bureau
(for the latter, MN pollen counts will resume April 2012).
Metro Transit offers free rides on St. Patrick's Day
|posted Mar 15, 2012 by Linda P.
Named for the unexpected resolution to a musical phrase, NPR's classical music blog, Deceptive Cadence
is an unexp
ectedly refreshing take on classical music, performers, and news from near and far about a music genre that is "not only still breathing, thank you, but vigorously evolving."
|posted Mar 15, 2012 by Jean B.
, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center
, will conduct a free workshop on grantseeking
basics and proposal writing basics in the Best Buy Technology Lab at Minneapolis Central Library
from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 8th
Seating is limited, so please contact librarian Roger Lindsay at 612/543-8177 to reserve your space; please provide both phone and e-mail contact information if possible. Roger will confirm your registration and send you a more detailed description of the event.
Minnesota Public Radio
discussed this issue recently, and added some helpful links. The National Council of State Legislatures
lists voter id requirements for every state. Find out who is for and against voter ID and why from MinnPost
We let you know about programs, book sales, and more on Twitter
|posted Mar 12, 2012 by Dulcey H.
Find out where to dispose of appliances, electronics, mattresses, and more with the Hennepin County How to Get Rid of It Guide
. If you have items to donate including cell phones, bicycles, clothing, and more, find organizations that accept them with the Choose to Reuse Directory
. The Twin Cities Free Market
is another way to give away (and get) free items.
Inside Higher Ed
discusses predatory open access publishers, who charge fees to authors seeking to be published.
The multi-volume project will be complete in March with the publication of volume five (Sl
- Z). The 50-year endeavor known as DARE
starts with 'Adam's housecat
' and ends with 'Zydeco
'. The New York Times
provides the interesting story behind the making of this landmark resource and why it took so long to complete.
Too many small businesses miss out on the tax deductions they are eligible for. Small Business Administration has published a useful Fact Book
listing several of the special tax breaks passed by congress to help small businesses through such programs as Small Business Jobs Act, the HIRE Act, and the Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. Many of these deductions will expire after the 2011 tax year so take them while you can.
is the perfect time to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture Farm (commonly referred to as a CSA). Find a few tips on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.
Get your U. S. passport on Saturday, March 10 at the Minneapolis Passport Agency, 212 3rd
Ave South, Suite 100. No appointment is necessary and the office is open from 9am
. Regular passport processing fees apply. More more information, visit travel.state.gov
is a directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses, U.S. white page listings, new businesses.
The Startribune's Homegirls
is where you'll find a sampling of décor
and design tips, franks conversation about holidays, homekeeping
, home improvement. Also picks and pans of new products, stores and events.
Self-serve drop-off sites for unwanted prescription medicines, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and pet medicines are now available at three Hennepin County
Sheriff's Office facilities in Brooklyn Park, Spring Park, and downtown Minneapolis.
National Women's History Month is a perfect time to research female ancestors. "Invisible Women Ancestors"
provides great strategies for researching female ancestors who lived before the 20th
century and who may be more difficult to find in standard records
|posted Mar 2, 2012 by Trudi C.
Once every 12 months, you can get a FREE credit report from each of the three major nationwide credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
. Go to AnnualCreditReport.com
has links to several auto shows in and outside the U. S. Scroll slightly down to check out the choices
|posted Mar 1, 2012 by Jerald B.
Considered the last word on words, the OED
is the Bible for lovers of the English language. This online version lets you search the OED, study timelines that show when words entered the English language, lists the authors and works most quoted in the OED, and has the ever popular, sometimes wacky "word of the day" Be ready to wax eloquent at your next fabulous gathering!
Students, do you have ideas about how education can be improved? You are invited to participate in a National Competition
by submitting a business plan and a video sales pitch for a new business or non-profit organization that offers an innovative strategy, product or service designed to address challenges in one of these four areas: 1. Middle Grades Matter, 2. Skills, Skills, Skills, 3. Education Pays or 4. Finish Faster. The deadline is May 1, 2012.