Archive for April 1st, 2012


Month of May giveaway

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1940 Census release is Monday

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The 1940 U.S. federal census will be released on Monday, April 2.

What does this mean?

1940 census

The census images will be released, but they won’t be searchable until volunteers have indexed them. There is a drive going on to recruit volunteers for this effort.

How can I help?

Go to the 1940 Census Community Project and sign up to be a volunteer. You can put in a state or states you are interested in, but don’t restrict yourself to just those states. The faster the other states are indexed, the faster your state may be released.

You can download the indexing software right on that page or you can go to Family Search Indexing and click on Get Started. You should try at least one of the sample batches and also do some other indexing projects to get started. You can set  your preferences to the language you prefer and the degree of difficulty you think you can do.



Special Officer to Assist Sheriff Southeast of City

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: April 1, 1914

Special Officer to Assist Sheriff Southeast of City

Residents Near Factories Complain of Awful Orgies

Matter Taken in Hand

Because of many calls from the east end of the city to the sheriff’s office a deputy sheriff will be appointed who is a resident in that section, and who will be on the ground to look after disturbances out there. Trouble occurs practically every pay day in that locality.

Tuesday night there was the usual call but on an officer’s arrival on the scene, the party of rioters had been warned and had made their getaway. There were evidences of a  hilarious time in the large number of emptied containers of liquid refreshments. These periodical parties are held at the fair grounds and are of a nature that keeps the residents of that section awake far into the night.

A wagon load of beer, some women of the underworld and a big bunch of laborers compose these gatherings in the report. The night is made hideous. It appears that they are generally warned that complaint has been made. Although several trips have been made to haul in such parties they have disappeared in each instance before the arrival of officers.

With an officer present in that section, it is believed the orgies may be stopped. The officer will locate the crowds before they are really opened up on the evening’s entertainment, and will summon necessary help and round up the bunch before they are warned.

There are certain women, it is said, who do not operate in the city proper, but lie low and go out after laborers are paid off at factories. It is the plan to put a crimp in the whole business which has become a very serious source of annoyance to the residents in the southeast portion of the city.