Welcome to My First 40 Finds in the 1940 US Census! This blog series is a tribute to the first 40 entries that I located without the use of an index.
The 1940 US Federal Census was released online to the public on April 2, 2012. Within the first three days, I had already found 40 families from my various tree branches. I spent six months prior to the release researching the exact addresses and locations for these families so I could find them quickly upon the census release.
Over the next 40 days, each day I will post a census entry in the order it was found. I will explore the details in the entry, shed light on anything interesting found and put the raw data into perspective.
I encourage other bloggers to run a similar series on their own blogs. You never know what you’ll discover when you dig deeper into the 1940 Census!
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