Saturday, July 23, 2011

1940 Census...... more details.

Thanks to Charles for mentioning the need for knowing the ED (enumeration district) and address in order to find your people in the 1940 census when it first opens. The good news is that the 1940 census will be released to us on April 2, 2012. The bad news is that it will NOT NOT NOT NOT be indexed. The various folks who are geared up and ready to do the indexing (Ancestry, FamilySearch) cannot have access to it either (by law) until that very day. So it will take a few months to get the 1940 census indexed. In the meantime, if you're bound and determined to find your family, you must know the address where they lived or be prepared to browse. Thought you'd want to know "the rest of the story."

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