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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, 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. 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.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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