Tuesday, April 03, 2012

1940 Census: Forms make transcribing easier

DearREADERS,
Is the cryptic handwriting in the 1940 US census making your eyes get fuzzy? How about using this "fillable"  and printable extraction form to  make things a little easier for you? Thanks to NARA for providing these resources.

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1940 Census FormsSource: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1940/general-info.html#guideThe 1940 census questionnaire was printed on 23 3/4" x 12 1/2" paper. These double sided forms provided space for 40 entries on each side plus two additional lines for the 5% sample questions. The reverse side was identical except that lines were numbered 41 to 80, and the sample-line numbers were different.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.