Ancestry announced that it is going to make the 1940 census available to everybody for free from April 2012 until the end of 2013. Gee that is great for non-subscribers, but what will it mean to the paying user? Actually, unless you know the enumeration district where your people resided in 1940, it will mean a lot of work. You may remember when the 1930 census came out and you had to use a map to find the E.D. It's hard to remember how slow my internet connection was in 2002. I think I was still using dial-up.
Then in Other news, Ancestry announced the name change of Footnote.com to fold3! It looks like the former Footnote will be concentrating on military records.
I don't really care about the changes, but it would be nice to actually hear firsthand from Ancestry about their changes since I am a paying user. And to me the fold3 crap (excuse me) came out of left field.
At least it gave me blog fodder!
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