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Getting ready for 1940 Census

Recently, I have been trying to put my family tree in order by going back through it to tie up any lose ends before I start the 1940 Census.

In this particular case, I had a difficult time locating an ancestor in the 1910 Ohio Census. I, with the help of someone on Ancestry.com, was able to find him in a different city with the use of city directories. He was enumerated in Knox County, Ohio during the 1900, 1920 and 1930 Ohio schedules; but he is listed in the R.L. Polk Columbus City Directory in 1910.

To answer this question I went to Stephen Morse's website to plug in the street name to get the ED. I thought that in anticipation of the 1940 Census that the 1910 ED finder is disabled.

I was wrong. Stephen Morse's website still allows for locating the 1910 enumeration districts. All one has to to do is go to his page, www.http://stevemorse.org and place the cursor over the brown box on the left hand side, Click on "U.S. Census" which prompts a pull down menu. Click on "1880-1940" and after landing on that page, go to the top to the second pull down menu and choose the census of interest.

I found my ED for the 1910 Census. While I was hunting for the ED district I found a video of Mr. Morse talking about the upcoming census. The video is a great resource on what one should do to get prepared for 2 April 2012 and the release of 1940 Census.

In the brown box scroll down to "Biographies and Interviews" click on that and a menu will open. Click on "Getting Ready for the 1940 Census" which will take you to the video which runs twenty-seven minutes and fifty-seven seconds.

http://stevemorse.org/


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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