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.
This 1940 US Federal Census entry features the family of George Maywood Fitzgerald, my 2nd great-grandfather. He was 72 years old and had an 8th grade education. He is featured here with his wife Emma, my 2nd great-grandmother. She was 65 years old and also has an 8th grade education. The couple was living with two of their sons, Guy Elman Fitzgerald, age 32 and Oscar Edwin Fitzgerald, age 36. The four of them are living together in the same house as they did in 1935.
George & Emily Fitzgerald
Source citation: 1940 US Federal Census, State of Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso, ED 64-7, Sheet 2A, Lines 1-4.
Find out more about George & Emily Fitzgerald in my Cole Green Family Tree on Ancestry.com. Their original surnames were both Jarrell, but that’s a story for a different blog post.
Check out the memorials for George Maywood Fitzgerald and Emily “Emma” Florence (Jarrell) Fitzgerald on FindAGrave.com.
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