Tuesday, April 03, 2012

1940 Census: Forms make transcribing easier

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.

Then joining us again today in another webinar session where folks are SHARING what they've found. Register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/515167334.

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     :)
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