1940 Census

On Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter website today was a video about the 1940 census. (must tell you the music is like scratching a blackboard – ugh). You really should subscribe to this free genealogy news site.
> On April 2nd at 9:00 AM, the 1940 census will be released. The National Archives has taken three (3) months to go through 3.9 million microfilms to digitize each frame for us.
> The census taker was called the Enumerator and they would take 2 weeks to go through urban areas and 1 month to go through the rural areas – in the time the government allowed. This was still during the Depression.
> After the 2nd of April – You can google the following to find your NUMERATION District for the families you are researching. Just google
> 1940 numeration district descriptions for _____________________________ the county or the city_________________.
> YOU SHOULD listen to the video that the NARA put out –
> go to this site
> http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/02/archivescom-and-national-archives-announce-1940-census-website.html


1940 Census — 1 Comment

  1. I am really looking forward to this 1940 census. Each day I open Ancestry.com, the days remaining until this is revealed, is at the top right hand corner of the page. Thanks for this message Vicki.

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