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The 1940 Census. By Debbe Hagner, AG debbehagner@yahoo.com. It is available?. April 2, 2012 at 9:01 am It is now INDEXED Completed two month early as predicted Free till end of 2013. Where is it available. www.familysearch.org www.archives.com www.ancestry.com www.the1940census.com

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The 1940 Census

By Debbe Hagner, AG

debbehagner@yahoo.com


It is available?

  • April 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

  • It is now INDEXED

    • Completed two month early as predicted

  • Free till end of 2013


Where is it available

  • www.familysearch.org

  • www.archives.com

  • www.ancestry.com

  • www.the1940census.com

  • MyHeritage.com

  • Findmypast.com

  • Rootspoint.com


Not Found in the Index – now what?

  • Required to know the Enumeration District for the city or town

  • Need to use National Archive (NARA) or

    • 1940 Enumeration District (ED) maps

    • Arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/Basic

  • Need to use Stephen Morse’s website

    • www.stevemorse.org/census/quiz.php

    • Can use 1930 ED and must convert to 1940 ED

  • City Directory


Tips

  • Born AFTER 1 April 1930 but before 1 April 1940

    • Do those first

    • Watch the video

      • www.1940census.com

  • Rootsmagic – has a special report that list person who were born in any given census year called “Who was there”


Symbols and explanatory

  • Color or Race (Col. 10)

    • White (w), Negro (Neg), Indian (In), Chinese (Chi), Japanese (Jp), Filipino (Fil), Hindu (Hin) and Korean (Kor)

  • Citizenship of the foreign born (col. 16)

    • Naturalized (NA), having first paper (PA), alien (Al), and American citizen born abroad (Am Cit)


What is unique?

  • http://www.1940census.net/1940_census_questions.php

  • 40 lines of questions

    • Reverse side has 41 to 80 for the supplement questions

  • Individual recorded usually on line 14 and 29 – will have to answer the supplement questions.

    • 5 % sample questions


Map

  • View 1940 Map of United States at

    • www.1930census.com/1940_us_map.php


History In the 1940’s

  • http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade40.html

  • http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1940timeline.htm

  • http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1940.html

  • World history

    • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005249.html

  • Interesting Facts

    • http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb12-ffse01.html


Learn and prepare for 1940 census

  • Stevemorse.org/census/1940census.html


Might want to create a table


Special Notation

The "X" In a Circle or In Parentheses:The circled X or an X in parentheses shows who gave the enumerator the information for the household. This can help you judge the accuracy of the answers."Ab" After a Name:"Ab" isn't an unusual middle name. It's an abbreviation for "absent." The person normally lived there, but happened to be somewhere else temporarily. They could have been on vacation or away at school.


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