Saturday, March 31, 2012

1940 Census: Cram Course Step 1

The National Archives will release the 1940 Census on April 2, 2012. It will be available for online searching free of charge at

The 1940 Census will not have a name index when it opens on April 2, 2012. In order to locate someone, you will need to know his address and the 1940 census enumeration district for that address. This is the first of three blog posts prompted by info provided by NARA. 
Make a list of all the people you want to look for in the 1940 census
. Think broadly--ancestors, their siblings, cousins, etc.--anybody to whom you are related.  

Fortunately genealogy software makes it easy to create a list of those living in 1940. See recent free webinars and blog posts on this topic:
Got any more ideas? 

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

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