Friday, February 17, 2012

Get Ready For the 1940 Census

April 2, 2012 will be here soon!

Stephen Morse's website has some great finding aids for determining the enumeration district (ED)
number(s) you will need to know in order to find your people in the 1940 census, including ideas for finding addresses if you don't know them. Since there is no indexing, you MUST know the ED numbers.

In this video interview, Dr. Morse talks about the 1940 census, and emphasizes the importance of "doing your homework" in advance.  His Tutorial Quiz was developed to help you determine what you need to find out in order to access the 1940 US census when it becomes available on April 2.

Dr. Morse has also written a great article about searching without a name index.

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