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So, SHARE with everyone the responses given about each member of your ancestors' household.
- Street, avenue, road, etc.
- House number (in cities and towns).
- Number of household in order of visitation.
- Home owned (O) or rented (R).
- Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented.
- Does this household live on a farm? (Yes or No).
- Name of each person whose usual place of residence on April 1, 1940, was in this household. Be sure to include:
- Persons temporarily absent from household. Write "Ab" after names of such persons.
- Children under 1 year of age. Write "Infant" if child has not been given a first name.
- Enter X after name of person furnishing information.
- Relationship of this person to the head of the household, as wife, daughter, father, mother-in-law, grandson, lodger, lodger's wife, servant, hired hand, etc...
- Sex - Male (M), Female (F).
- Color or race.
- Age at last birthday.
- Marital status - Single (S), Married (M), Widowed (Wd), Divorced (D).
- Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940? (Yes or No)
- Highest grade of school completed.
- If born in the United States, give State, Territory, or possession. If foreign born, give country in which birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937. Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English and Irish Free State (Eire) from Northern Ireland.
- Citizenship of the foreign born.
IN WHAT PLACE DID THIS PERSON LIVE ON April 1, 1935? For a person who, on April 1, 1935, was living in the same house as at present, enter in Col. 17 "Same house," and for one living in a different house but in the same city or town, enter "Same place," leaving Cols. 18, 19, and 20 blank, in both instances. For a person who lived in a different place, enter city or town, county, and State, as directed in the Instructions. (Enter actual place of residence, which may differ from mail address.)
- City, town, or village having 2,500 or more inhabitants. Enter "R" for all other places.
- State (or Territory or foreign country).
- On a farm? (Yes or No).
Persons 14 Years Old and Over - Employment Status:
- Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Gov't. work during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No).
- If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No).
- Was this person SEEKING WORK? (Yes or No).
- If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB, business, etc.? (Yes or No).
For persons answering "No" to question 21, 22, 23 and 24.
- Indicate whether engaged in home housework (H), in school (S), unable to work (U), or other (Ot).
If at private or nonemergency Govt. work. "Yes" in col. 21.
- Number of hours worked during week of March 24-30, 1940. If seeking work or assigned to public emergency work. ("Yes" in Col. 22 or 23).
- Duration of unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks.
For a person at work, assigned to public emergency work, or with a job ("Yes" in Col. 21, 22, or 24), enter present occupation, industry, and class of worker. For a person seeking work ("Yes" in Col. 23): a) if he has previous work experience, enter last occupation, industry, and class of worker; or b) if he does not have previous work experience, enter "New worker" in Col. 28, and leave Cols. 29 and 30 blank.
- Occupation: Trade, profession, or particular kind of work, as frame spinner, salesman, laborer, rivet heater, music teacher.
- Industry: Industry or business, as cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school.
- Class of Worker.
- Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent full-time weeks).
Income in 1939 (12 months ended December 31, 1939):
- Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions).
- Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary? (Yes or No).
- Number of Farm Schedule.
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