I feel a bit like Chicken Little. But looking at the amount of marketing buzz that both FamilySearch (and partners) and Ancestry.com are generating over the 1940 census, I have a hard time believing that we, the genealogy community, aren’t going to crash something or somebody on 2 April 2012 when the 1940 Census debuts.
That’s my official excuse for not doing much as an official 1940 Census Blog Ambassador. I don’t want to add to the problem.
Seriously, a friend mentioned that he installed the indexing app for his mother recently. This was on a Sunday not long ago. It took him several (seven?) attempts. The indexing system is just not keeping up with demand.
FamilySearch remains confident.
Help me prove them wrong… or right… Set some indexing time aside Monday after work. (Don’t tell my employer. I don’t plan on waiting until after.) Index a batch. If nothing crashes, index some more.
One way or the other, Monday is going to be quite the day!