Archive for April 2nd, 2012

April 2nd, 2012

1940 Census is Now Available

by Carrie

The National Archives made the 1940 census available online today at 9:00 a.m. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the census does not yet have a name index. To find your relatives in the census, you’ll need to know their 1940 address. See the cool graphic below the break to find out more about this process.

Several organizations are partnering to index the census now that it’s available to the public. You can find out more about that–and even become a volunteer indexer yourself!–at this link:

April 2nd, 2012

JCPL Commemorates the Titanic

by Kendall

April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. This April, the Jessamine County Public Library has compiled a list of books, movies, and more about the disaster.

JCPL has many books about the Titanic, from easy readers to adult fiction and nonfiction. Click on the following covers to check the library’s catalog for each title. For more books on the ship, the aftermath, and fiction related to the disaster, search our catalog here.

Perhaps the most famous film about the event, Titanic, directed by James Cameron, is being re-released to theaters in 3D to commemorate the 100th Anniversary. Watch all your favorite moments with Kate and Leonardo at the AmStar Theater in Brannon Crossing, and the Cinemark Theater at the Fayette Mall. Both theaters will begin showings on Wednesday, April 4th.

Julian Fellowes, the director of the popular Downton Abbey series on PBS, has created a new 4-part mini-series this April about the Titanic that has been rumored to challenge some of the views taken in Cameron’s film. Showing on ABC beginning Saturday, April 14th. For more information about the show visit ABC’s page here.

If you want to delve even more into the world of the Titanic, there is a permanent museum in nearby Pigeon Forge, TN, with living history actors and recreated rooms to give you a true-to-life experience. For more information about visiting the museum, click here.