Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Numbers tell the story


That's the number of days until the 1940 Census is released. And I can hardly wait! For one thing, the Census asked everyone 5 and older where they were living on April 1, 1935, filling in some blanks for where my ancestors were living between the 1930 and 1940 Census periods.

The 1940 Census will include a special series of questions--more data! In addition, there will be extra info about housing, although Dr. Weintraub (see comment below) says this is unlikely to be released for individuals.

Looking forward to April 2, 2012! But first, happy 2011.


  1. Hi,

    The 1940 census form includes extra questions that were asked of 5% of the interviewed. The question about where one was in 1935 was **not** one of the extra questions, but was asked of everyone 5 years or older.... so you should see that information for your targets. The opening date is not April 1st, 2012 but the 2nd, as the 1st falls on a Sunday. See the NARA website for more information about this census, which will be digitized and available to anyone on the internet. There was a separate housing schedule taken, but I doubt that we will see that for individual households. See the following for more information:
    Joel Weintraub

  2. Thanks for the corrections! I've fixed my original post above. I really appreciate that you stopped by to read and give more explanation. Happy holidays,