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  • 19 Apr 2012 8:04 AM | Anonymous
    The 1940 Census

                   Released Mon., April 2, 2012.

    You’ll be able to browse the images on, FamilySearch, and other sites, although indexing will take several months. FamilySearch encourages genealogists to get involved in indexing their families or neighborhoods.

    The digital images will be accessible free of charge at NARA facilities nationwide through our public access computers as well as on personal computers via the internet.

    The 1940 U.S. census won't be available until April 2, 2012 but information released today explains that its 3.8 million images containing about 131 million names will be available at no charge at

    Initially the census will not be indexed. Researchers will be able to browse the images by enumeration district or address.

  • 12 Feb 2012 6:14 PM | Anonymous


    "Due to the increase in the price of raw microfilm stock and the decreasing availability of this product on the market, it has become necessary for FamilySearch to increase the price of film loans in family history centers. As of 15 February 2012 the following prices will be in effect for film loans in the United States and Canada:

    Short-term Film Loan $7.50
    Short-term Film Loan Extension $7.50
    Extended Film Loan $18.75
    Microfiche Loan $4.75

    FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to family history centers and affiliate libraries."

    Remember that the Vigo County Public Library is an affiliated library. VCPL does add a service charge upon these base fees.


  • 04 Nov 2011 8:09 PM | Anonymous

    Effective 01 November 2011, the Social Security Administration (SSA) changed its policy on what records it will use as source material for adding new entries in the Public Death Master File (DMF) which, in turn, is used to create the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

    The Agency decided that it can no longer use state death records to add new entries to the DMF.  Furthermore, the SSA will remove approximately 4.2 million records currently on the SSDI because those entries were made based on information from state death records. 

    You can read a lot more about the new changes in Steve Danko's blog at as well as from a Fact Sheet from the Social Security Administration’s website at


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Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana

P.O. Box 9347

Terre Haute, Indiana 47808-9347

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