Thursday, March 15, 2012

Are you Ready for the 1940 census?

For me the answer is a resounding NO. But hey, I've got a full 17 days to get up to speed.

In tracing my ancestors, I'm not one that really needs the 1940 census. Both of my parents had already arrived into this world by the 1930 census. So while I'm looking forward to the release of the 1940 census, it's not that critical to my research, and this could explain why I'm not ready. Well that and the fact that I've been busy with other things like what will probably be a year long house decluttering project.

Even though the 1940 census is not critical to my research efforts, there are a few things I hope to accomplish.  I'm hopeful that my Grand Uncle, Felton Pierce, will resurface, because I will not rest until I put together the rest of his life. It will also be fun to see the folks as tweens.

So, how does one prepare for the release of a new census when they only have 17 days. To be honest, I don't have a clue or a game plan, so I'll be winging it. Hopefully, I will have time within the next 17 days to post how I'm preparing myself for the release of the census.

So are you ready for the release of the 1940 census and what do you hope to accomplish?

1 comment:

  1. I'm confident that it won't come and go in 17 days so I can prepare at my leisure. My parents already made an appearance in the 1920 (my father) and the 1930 census (both) and I know where to find them. It will be interesting to see where the other relatives are living and the answers to some of the questions about education and who's answering the questions. And I hope I can find great Uncle Hugh Reed and his family as I lost them in 1930.

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