"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, August 5, 2012

1940 US Census

The buzz this year in genealogy is the release of the 1940 US Census.  Now the census is 100% indexed online!  Thank you to all the people and all the hours they put in pouring over these old documents to make them more user friendly for people like me and you!

So I've been just "playing" around with the 1940 US Census.  I've found all but one of my Grandparents.  It's been a fun way for me to check out the census and get a feel for what is there.  My parternal grandpa is the only one who is currently MIA.  And after a phone conversation with my dad last night and a few more details on my Grandpa's life I wasn't aware of, I'm still unable to find him.  So my search goes on.  It's always a possibility that he was missed in the enumeration. 

Have you been searching the 1940 Census?  Share your stories!  You know I love to hear from my readers!

Happy Hunting!!

1 comment:

  1. I searched for my dad too but have not found him either. They were too poor to move and he had just gotten a job with the railroad. I have been wondering the same thing,were they missed in the enumeration.