The Missouri State Archives, which spearheaded the effort to get the 1940 federal census for the state of Missouri indexed as rapidly as possible, initiated a contest in early June, hoping to get the final counties finished in record time. All volunteers that transcribed 2,500 names or more during the month of June were entered into a drawing for three excellent prizes: a membership to the Missouri State Genealogical Society, a membership to StLGS, and a membership to the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri.
Joyce Hoffman was the winner of a year’s membership to StLGS. Since Joyce is already a member, her membership has been extended for a year. Joyce has been an awesome indexer and arbitrator. She says she indexed more than 9,000 names just in June and arbitrated another 20,000 more! Joyce has been an active member of our society’s Facebook page, answering questions and encouraging other volunteers, and she spent several hours at the office and was a big help during our Index-a-Thon. Look for the full article on Joyce's achievement in the August issue of News 'n Notes.